A new post (and a teaser about another one coming soon) on my Quilting and Fiberart blog.
Originally posted on Quilting, FiberArt & Painting:
Okay, maybe not, but still “stuff” does take over our space and green living means we throw out less and less all the time. I saw a great repurpose or upcycle idea for an old mens button from sports shirt. So, I’ve done the cutting for the main project (not yet completed) and have wonky scraps set in the scrap pile . . . and a pair of sleeves. Hmmm. Well, the grocery sacks which build up when I forget to return my fabric ones to my car take over. I’ve read of carpets made from them, but . . . not for me. There is always a use for sorting and toting and it’s handy to have bags which do not have to be returned, so I keep them. I stash some in a closet here, behind a door there, etc., along with the broom closet and pantry/laundry room. So, one of the sleeves easily became another bag holder.
So, here you see a photo of the corner behind the door in my home office/guestroom. The door is rarely closed and there’s a hook behind it for my guests to hang a robe, etc. They often need a bag to sort soiled clothing, etc., for packing and so here you see my “bag sleeve.”
It could not be simpler to make. I cut the sleeve from the shirt as part of my “other” project and so only had to turn the sleeve inside out, lay it on my cutting mat and cutting it straight across the top, hem it, add a loop to hang it from a scrap of ribbon, another scrap of the shirt, etc., and it’s done.