It's no secret: the sewing world loves vintage sheets. Right?
As I am one of the sewing world (and maybe the underworld...sewing fight club anyone? Who can unpick a seam the fastest or somethin?), my heart jumps a bit whenever I see a gorgeous vintage sheet while thrifting. Then my body follows and snags it before someone else can! I know some of you might not want to wear sheets, but trust me I wash them a BUNCH in hot water, so they're pretty darn clean by the time I sew with them. The thing I love most about them is you get SO much yardage for cheap! (usually) Once I bought a sheet with some paint splatters on it that I didn't see before I bought. (sad day! Who would use such a pretty sheet as a drop cloth? a crazy person, that's who) Anyways, I ended up using it as scrap fabric, mostly to try out sizing on a new pattern before cutting it out of "real" fabric. So there's a few tips for ya if you've never thought about using vintage sheets!
Here are some of my projects I've used vintage sheets as material!
Sheets are fabulous for quilts too since they're super soft already.
I loove vintage patterns too! Make sure to check out Kristin's blog today...she has a fab round up of great modern patterns with a vintage vibe!
I definitely need to use my vintage pattern collection more! (read: hopefully will have finished something later in the week for you to see!)
I'm sure if you take a quick look around blog land you would find TONS more inspiration for using those vintage sheets in your projects!
Check out Kristin's post here!
Wondering about this Vintage May hullabaloo? Check out the deets right HERE!