Wednesday, May 25, 2011

other fabric sources

If you are looking for my Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway, it is here.

Fabric is expensive and from what I've read online, it's going to get more expensive. I'm always on the lookout for inexpensive sources of fabric, and my most common sources are thrifted sheets from Goodwill (which I know makes some people squeamish) and clearance shower curtains and tablecloths from Target. For $2 or $3 you can get a massive amount of fabric. I like using thrifted fabric because in addition to being inexpensive, I also feel like I'm doing my part to reuse items that might otherwise be discarded. But sometimes my love of clearance bargains overtakes my consciousness for the environment and I end up with this. . .



Do you know how long it's going to take me to use 4 shower curtain's worth of fabric? But they were only $2.48 each so I couldn't resist.

My favorite thing to make from my fabric finds is morsbags. (I know I blog about morsbags all the time, but I really, really like them.) The great thing about using shower curtains or tablecloths fabric is it makes for a really durable shopping bag. I don't have any concerns about using my shopping bags and getting them dirty because the bags are washable unlike some of the reusable bags you buy in the store. And when you find a really cute, fun shower curtain for $3.48 at Target, you can make a bunch of really cute, fun morsbags like this--



And then you can share the love and give them away!

If you're interested in making your own morsbag, there is a free pattern on the morsbags website.



3 comments:

Lindsay Conner said...

Love the $2.48 shower curtains--just bought one myself!

Michelle said...

I am going to have to start shopping the shower curtain area! Great idea. Thanks for linking up with diy under $5!

Amy@happylittleparty.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for the shower curtain tip!! I hadn't thought about looking for other products just to use the fabric. Thanks for stopping by my blog too....it really means a lot!
xoxo
amy