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How to Make Vintage Crafts Using Vintage Fabrics

 

If you are looking for something different to make, and also want to recycle, then why not try some vintage crafts?… using vintage fabrics

Look at home through that trunk of old clothes, or bedspreads, or even tablecloths, and get that imagination going!

Clean the fabric gently, or have it dry cleaned if you prefer. Take apart the seams of the old clothes and then match the amount of fabric to a pattern you may have for a doll, stuffed animal, pillows or other accessories, your imagination is your limit!. If there is not enough for a project, then match it up with some other contrasting or similar fabrics..

This is a great way to display or show off some of that fabric from old clothes you remember on yourself, or even your grandma!.. If the material is delicate, but you want to still show it off, then make it into doll clothes for a “display doll”.. what a great way to remember old times… Vintage fabrics do not need to be reserved for quilts only! try other ideas!.

If you don’t have a trunk of old clothes or fabrics, then why not check the local antique stores, or at rummage and garage sales. You quite often find things like old chenille bed spreads that are worn in spots, and just end up in a corner somewhere, these make great soft stuffies for that special child, and with the bright colors from the 70‘s they look very cool and retro!

If you sell crafts at craft shows, this is a great way to advertise that you recycle, and there are some great patterned fabrics from years ago, that you just don’t see now. So, don’t let those old clothes disintegrate in some trunk somewhere, if you can’t wear them again, then turn them into something special!
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Buying Discount Fabrics Can Save You Lots of Money

  Discount pricing on fabrics may be the way to go for crafters and professionals alike. Often times, online fabric stores will run sales on surplus fabrics. Discount fabric shopping may take a little more work, but the money that you can save adds up quick

 Discount fabric does not always imply cheap quality fabric. However, you should do your homework on the fabric in mind. Ordering a swatch sample is the best way to assure that you are getting the fabric best suited to your needs. You can never really tell the way fabric feels and behaves until you have it in your hands.

 Especially for large projects, discount fabric will help save you tons. Many interior decorators are constantly on the lookout for the latest bargains and discounts on fabric and fabric products.

 Redecorating a home is a great example to search for fabrics at discount prices. The key to obtaining quality fabric at such low prices is making the right choices. As anyone who has fabric shopped before knows and understands, it all boils down to selection.

 Also, versatility of the fabric should be considered. Many types of discounted fabrics can be used for multiple purposes. Depending on the way it drapes and its weight, the fabric can be used for pillows, duvet covers, slip covers, curtains, or any other creative ways. Keeping your ideas open and selecting a versatile fabric may further add to your savings.

 Discount fabric shopping can be fun and very rewarding. As long as you are aware of the site or e-tailer’s policy and reputation, it is a great way to save money for nearly any crafting project. Also, make sure they have an acceptable refund policy even on their discounted lines. You want to only order from online fabric stores with good customer service.

 

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