I love to re-purpose fabrics and materials. I plan to have a 100% homemade Christmas this year and would like to reuse and re-purpose as much as possible.
One of my best finds recently (and by "finds" I mean I found it buried in my laundry room) was a no longer in use canvas laundry sorter. I'm going to use the canvas to make quiet books for the boys and a topsy turvy doll for my daughter. Other things I am re-purposing or have re-purposed include:
Old dress shirts into dresses (removed pockets will be used in the quiet books)
Pillow cases into dresses, skirts and wall organizers
Yard sale sheets will be dyed and turned into tents and skirts
Old jeans will be taken apart and used for quiet books, a car play mat and a skirt
Flannel baby blankets will be turned into diapers, bags, pillows
Old t-shirts can be used for braided rugs, pj pants, skirts, diapers, baby balls
Terry cloth robe turned into cloth baby wipes or used in place of toilet paper
Fleece robe or sweat shirts turned into winter hats and mittens
Wool sweaters turned into longies, shorties (I've seen a quilt made from wool sweaters and it was awesome. It's on my "someday" to-do list.)
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