Monday, December 29, 2014

Remnant Bin Finds

Or more aptly titled “Fabric/Trim Remnants Are My Downfall!”.   Thankfully, I found these pieces before I posted my goals for 2015, or I would have been a failure right at the start of the new year.  I went into Hobby Lobby for some Osnaberg fabric, which I use a lot in my sewing.  I always swing by the Clearance section and this time I found this lot.


Love this animal print ruffle trim.  I’m sure I could use this on lots of things ~ an embellished little girl’s apron, a stocking, even upcycling a piece of clothing.  This was probably the most expensive at about $7.00. 


There was also a small bit of this grey, white and yellow tassel trim.  I almost didn’t get it, but thought it would look pretty on the cuff of a Christmas stocking that had a grey fabric.  For about $2.00 I decided to throw it in the basket.


This grey Paris print cotton fabric.  This would make for a nice couple of pillow backs.  That’s about all there is enough for, but worth getting for under $3.00.


I don’t normally buy something like this John Deere logo fabric, but thought it might make for a nice change for some masculine items in my Etsy.  I think this could be used for a pillow back (maybe with a truck or tractor image for the front) or doing a portion of a stocking or even if I decided to do a Kindle or ipad sleeve.  This is a nice amount of fabric and was under $5.00.


The last bit was this great black and white camera fabric.  Also under $5.00, it caught my eye as being a great pillow all on its own or for several other projects (like those I mentioned above).  Wouldn’t it be a great fabric to use for a camera strap? Or for lining the inside of a bag used to carry a camera and accessories.


I think there is so much potential in these remnant pieces.  You are only limited by your imagination and it is a great way to get a piece of fabric or trim that might otherwise be too expensive to purchase in full yardage. What would you make with these remnants?



Okio B Designs said...

Great finds! I actually love the John Deere one!


Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kathy,
I like the camera fabric too and it would make for a great pillow or camera strap. Great finds. Happy New Year.

Our Hopeful Home said...

Love that French fabric! Great finds, all. It's great finding treasures in the remnants, isn't it? I recently picked up some Christmas placemats on sale at Target for $1.38 each and all I could do was picture them as beautiful pillows!
Happy New Year!

Blondie's Journal said...

Good for you! I don't sew but I feel your excitement. My daughter worked at a designer showroom while studying for her degree and they had tons of remnants and samples. She has quite a few downstairs in her old room. One year we had a Mexican Fiesta and I didn't have anything colorful for napkins so she brought up as many colorful remnants she could find and we just folded them up!

Just a little story! Ha!

Happy New Year!

Jane x

Anonymous said...

Kathy, you found some amazing remnants!I love the idea of a camera step from the adorable camera fabric! You have the best ideas and can certainly make anything! I didn't get the sewing gene! :) Sending best wishes for a fabulous New Year!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

You found some great remnants! Sending you wishes for a wonderful 2015!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love the idea of lining the inside of a camera bag with the camera fabric! That would be so cute!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

farmhouse-story said...

great remnants, kathy! love the french one! happy new year to you!!

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