10 Things To Do With Vintage Sheets

PicMonkey CollageLast weekend at one of my favorite thrift stores I ran across a stack of vintage sheets. I’m pretty sure most of them date from the 60’s and 70’s based on their bold unapologetic color and pattern (which I happen to love.) I bought this stack of Euro shams without any grand plan grand plan on what I wanted to do with them.DSC07953

In the back of my mind I was thinking how fun they they would look as a mixed match set.

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This photo by Teawagon probably says it best. (Actually her Flickr feed is full of all sorts of amazing ideas as is her blog Tea Wagon Tales.)

The more I looked around the more I found great things to do with vintage sheets so I thought I would share a few of my favorite ideas.

One big plus about using sheets in any kind of sewing is having a large expanse of fabric that is wider than almost any fabric you can buy. I love to use them for quilt backing so no seams are required.

db61880b8196bd878762b9712e401330This makes them great for making large items like these shower curtains seen onΒ  A Country Farmhouse

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or this cute children’s tent by My Cakies

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But there is no need to stick to household items these dresses by SOHOMODES are so much fun for springtime.

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And for the boys, how about these ties I found at Kitchcafe

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Sew Mama Sew had the bright idea of making pajama pants out of this pre-softened fabric.

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With smaller scraps how about some cocktail napkins like these by Design Sponge

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or cover a lamp shade like Nature Mom.

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and when your done with all that not even the smallest scrap needs to go to waste, make a happy quilt like Katie’s Kitchen Blog

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or a colorful rag rug like Blue Corduroy Photo

With all this creative inspiration I’m thinking I may have to run out and buy a few more vintage sheets.

Comments

  1. Alice says:

    OMG! I had/have the sheet used to make the lamp shade.

    I must have 25-30 “vintage sheets.” I use them to cover my blooming shrubs and plants to protect them from late frosts. I am awed by the more creative uses of them.

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