Lamppostings

Finding and creating adventures in everyday life.

Make It Monday – Embroidery Hoops & Vintage Sheets

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I have been having a jolly little time experimenting with sewing on vintage sheets. I love the patterns of vintage sheets & they are so soft. I’ve been scouring local thrift stores for vintage sheets for a while now, using them to make fort kits mostly, but I also knew that I would use the fabric for future projects. With the price of new fabric these days, vintage sheets are an inexpensive way to get great patterns and cloth for craft projects.

I’ve also been doing some metal stamping, which is great fun & I’m looking for more projects to use it in.

Here’s some of my latest…

I love that these are things that I can take along with me and sew when I am out and about. I can also use other crafty bits and pieces in these creations and every hoop I create will be unique. I play with the pattern of the sheets sometimes and other times I kind of ignore it and just use it as background.

I am also so excited that my four-year old son has taken to embroidery as well. He calls it “threading” and he’s very freestyle, though sometimes he sets out to make a “real” thing.

I haven’t finished the backs of his creations yet, but I wanted to share some of his work.

I have been thinking for a long time now of opening up my own little online shop for vintage & crafting. I will also sell local without a shop. I have so many wonderful vintage things that need to find a good home and I’m keen to sell some of my crafty things as well. Still working on logistics and creating stock, but it is fun to dream and plan. I’ll keep you apprised of developments.

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2 thoughts on “Make It Monday – Embroidery Hoops & Vintage Sheets

  1. Reblogged this on dewvintage and commented:
    I am loving these beautiful designs, by ‘be your own adventure’ The possibilities are endless using vintage linens and buttons. *inspired!!* ❤

  2. What a great idea! I’ve always been slightly intimidated by fabric. What if I cut it the wrong way? What if I sew it and it looks weird and then I’ve ruined it? It costs so much, it’s kind of prohibitive. But this is such a great idea. I’ll have to start scouring my local thrift stores for fabrics! Thanks!

    Megan – http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadebyMegShop

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