Monday, November 12, 2007

Fun Reclaiming Fabric!

I recently visited the Thrift Shop here on Post and I had the surprise of my life! Usually when I walk into thrift stores the clothing is so outrageously priced that I get way better deals shopping in the remnant bins at fabric stores, but I was thrilled when I found out that each piece of clothing was 25 cents!!! This stack of fabric is from 2 visits! AND I'm excited to say I probably spent way less than $5! I have had so much fun reclaiming this fabric! I tossed it all in the washer and dryer (or line dry) and then started cutting out all the seams.
I also like to reclaim the trims, straps and ties because I can use straps and ties as handles or for tie closures on purses.
Here are buttons I've reclaimed. I love the crystal looking ones even though they are either plastic or acrylic.
This is the reason I had initially gone to the thrift shop to look for fabric, I needed bright pinks and greens to make a crazy quilt purse for my friend Christina for Christmas, but my stash was sorely lacking in those colors. So here is all the fabrics and trims I've pulled out to use for creating the purse. It's going to be a small purse just enough for a cell phone and wallet since I know Christina has wanted something like that. I also decided to throw in a tad of orange to the mix so it will be shades of pink, green, and orange.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Great finds Melissa. I just love that green in with the pinks for your friends CQ purse. Can't wait to see how you work it all up.