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twinterror Sat 18-Dec-10 21:04:48

Have some lovely monsoon silk pjs that have hole in now, but putting the fabric in the recycling seems a waste, its really pretty. What could I do/make with it thats not too tricky? NB I cannot sew, and I am happy to do kiddi crafts with it

TheBrandyButterflyEffect Sat 18-Dec-10 21:33:12

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Deux Sat 18-Dec-10 22:20:50

You could try making a little rag rug. Have a look on line and on youtube for instructions.

You just need some hessian and a special tool for either hooking the fabric through the hessian or pushing it through.

Combine your monsoon pjs with some other scraps and tada you have a little rug.

Kirstie Allsop did one on the last episode of Homemade Home. Looked fab. You could maybe watch it?

I plan to do this with some baby clothes <sob>.

tb Thu 23-Dec-10 17:03:22

Deux - I was going to suggest a 'proggy mat' too.

shodatin Sat 01-Jan-11 23:26:03

You could make a simple tote bag (or two) plus my current favourite, covering a book or notebook/s - even better if pre-covering with heavier fabric or similar for padded effect.

shodatin Sat 01-Jan-11 23:27:45

And simpler yet - frame a piece for wall

LaurieFairyonthetreeEatsCake Sat 01-Jan-11 23:28:47

Can you shorten them and then use the extra fabric to patch the hole?

twirlymum Sat 01-Jan-11 23:36:58

What about cushion covers?

mollymole Sun 02-Jan-11 15:44:43

what about 'rag' cushion covers must quicker than rugs

Simmylou Sun 02-Jan-11 21:59:48

Make up bag. Flossie teacakes does a lovely tutorial here

You could also make matching coin purse simply by altering the dimensions to a shorter rectangle.

With the fabric being pretty and silk it's a crying shame to waste it on a rag rug! Use it for something more petite and glamourous smile

Simmylou Sun 02-Jan-11 22:03:43

Oh. Just saw you say you can't sew.

Rag rugs are lovely and simple to do!

It's tricky to think of a use for fabric when you can't sew, particularly one that will fray badly... I know - simple bunting! you can cut out triangles with pinking shears and tack or glue to a length of ribbon for some quick pretty bunting smile

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