Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thrifted Fabric

I mentioned on Sunday that I'd gone thrifting. 

My favourite source of fabric is thrift store sheets.  They're wider than what you can find at the fabric store.  And if you work with the hems that are there when making curtains, you can cut your sewing time in half.

Sometimes it seems like all you can find are pilled polyester in unfortunate colours, but if you dig a bit, there are treasures to be found.  On Saturday, I found four cotton sheets in colours I could work with.  That's roughly ten yards of extra-wide cotton, for fifteen bucks. 



Tomorrow I'll share my instructions for a lazy shower curtain.


The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Great fabrics! I like using thrifted dresses & skirts for making aprons--again, no hems to sew!

eM said...

oh yay!
I need a lazy shower curtain - i'm so lazy I've had only the liner for over a year (just can;t find the right curtain for my teeny bathroom and not a great sewer)

Barb McMahon said...

I'm loving the current trend to unfinished edges on clothing home furnishings! Anything to avoid hemming!

eM - hope this helps!