Repurposing Vintage Linens – Part 2

repurposed robeThis is another project that started with a vintage sheet. I needed a lighter weight bathrobe and I loved this sheet but unfortunately it did not have it’s matching set. What better thing to do than repurpose it and turn it into something I could use and love, much better than having a lonely bedsheet. The pattern came from Amy Butler’s In Stitches. This was the first project that I sewed from this book, and I found it to be quite manageable. I did lengthen it a touch and I also doubled the width of the belt which I think is now perfect. I also really love the wide legged pajama pants pattern in the book, but I haven’t gotten to that yet. I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I really do love repurposing fabric, buttons etc. into something that I can really use and love. It may sound cheesy, but it’s almost magical how you can take a flat sheet and turn it into something really useful. It’s even better that it is a vintage sheet that I love, and now can enjoy every day as a completely different item. Next time you find some vintage linens that you love, try to think of all the possibilities, there are hundreds.

sewing • Monday, September 21st, 2009 • 4 Comments »
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4 Responses to “Repurposing Vintage Linens – Part 2”

  1. Elspeth says:

    Hi there,
    Thanks for leaving that nice comment on my blog – I am glad you are enjoying the Weekend Book. Have had a quick look at your blog and it looks great – I shall enjoy looking more now, and hope to be a frequent visitor.
    Commiserations on your great grandfather – and what a moving, beautiful photograph of the clouds. When my mother died this summer, my brother in law told my little niece that “grandma is up in the sky now, knitting new clouds” – as a great knitter my ma would have LOVED that!
    xx Elspeth

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for stopping by. I’m so sorry for your loss as well. The day after Gramps died, I went outside at 6:30 in the morning hoping to catch a good shot of the sunrise. It did not happen, but the clouds were gorgeous, and seemed so peaceful to me.
    I’m enjoying looking through some of your archives, what a fun project. Hope to see you again.

  3. gardenmama says:

    I am in love with vintage sheets and a big collector of vintage embroidered tablecloths… well any vintage fabrics : ) What a great project! It sounds so cozy!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for stopping by, yes, vintage fabrics are definitely my weakness.

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