Even though I have finished the (re)purposed projects with the vintage quilt [at least for now], I have a few more items to show you that involve reusing fabric for purposes that was not originally intended.
A co-worker was moving and cleaning out to lighten the load for the cross country move. A friend of his, who worked for a national furniture chain, had passed along upholstery samples for which I became the lucky recipient.
What, you ask, to do with fabric samples? Well that’s a silly question; you know me better than that! Make pumpkins of course!
Don’t you just love this little pink chenille number? She’s cute and prissy with that lace collar. She looks so much like those velvet pumpkins that are so trendy right now. The lace comes from my friend’s mother’s sewing stash. I love it!
What do you think of this contemporary, modern look in a pumpkin? This style is so not me, but I like it anyway. The fabric is a cool gray with a very contemporary print; similar to a mid-century pattern.
This one is topped with some cast off gift packaging that my friend down the street brought saying, “I know you’ll find something to do with this.” I’ve used two types of packaging of crimped paper shred and another paper that looks like it is used to pack something breakable is used for the leaves. My same friend had a sack full of craft supplies that she had come across that had the cork tag in it. Tied it on, labled it with a seasonal word, and called it done.
I’ve got lots more fabric samples. Some are upholstery weight and some are much lighter weight. Hmm, wonder what else I can use them for?
Back tomorrow with another (re)purpose. I hope you’ll drop by for a visit.