|Where it all begins|
The Mr is always laughing at me for saving things like cereal packets, saving stamps, reusing tissue paper and packaging from parcels I receive, and most recently for giving some old road atlases we'd been thinking of throwing out when I moved offices a new lease of life by turning them into wrapping paper and envelopes, using Sarah's fab instructions.
|The finished dress|
Last week, I out-sorted any pieces which were smaller than half a metre, and bagged them up to take with me, along with some old t-shirts and dresses, to Rangers for an evening of reworking challenges, inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee. The girls spent a couple of hours having fun with the sewing machine and some added collar details to their t-shirts, some cut up dresses and added different bodices to them. Overall I was really impressed with some of the ideas they came up with.
So, that left me with a lot less scraps, but still some off-cut sections of fabric which have been left over from the dresses I've made. What do you other sewing folk do with your leftovers? I've been scouring the internet for some ideas and decided to have a go at some Kindle cases. I used tips from a couple of different tutorials and this is what I came up with, below. I sort of love that they are really easy to make and have been using up some of my collection of buttons and ribbons as well.
|My first attempt at Kindle cases|
I found this a really easy tutorial to follow and would definitely recommend it. It maybe took me half an hour from start to finish. I used some lace which has been in my sewing box for goodness-knows-how-long to finish off the edges, and it now takes pride of place on the chaise in the living room.
What do you do with your off-cuts? I've been experimenting with hair bows, after wearing one at the weekend and remembering how much I like them, and also plan to have a go at Tilly and the Buttons' bow belt tutorial.