Old Sheets - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 11-07-2010, 01:08 AM - Thread Starter
 
momto4plus4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 418
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a nice queen size sheet that sadly got torn and a crib sheet that's losing the elastic. I have plenty of crib sheets so I'm wondering: is there anything I can do with old sheets?

Sara: Separated Mom to , DD (9), , DS (5), DD (3), , & 4/5/10 + 2 & 1
momto4plus4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 3 Old 11-07-2010, 02:13 AM
 
katelove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,896
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Heaps of things! When I was your DDs age I would have loved to get my hands on some old sheets

Intact

- draped over furniture/boxes to make a cubby/tent
- wrapped around a person to make a sarong/toga/ghost costume/cape
- folded to make a bed for a toy, either free form or in a box/basket

Cut up

- clothes for toys. I used to make no sew dresses/tops by cutting a long strip, folding it in half and cutting out a head hole on the fold then belting it a th waist. This can work for any size toy, just cut the fabric accordingly. You can even make a painting smock for a child like this if you have a big enough piece of fabric

- Sheets/cushions/curtains etc for toys

- kite tails

- "flags" for bikes/trikes

- making a rag doll

- slings/carriers for toys

- decorating cards. Strip of cardboard folded into thirds. On the middle section cut out a shape. Glue the fabric over it then fold one side in and glue it around the edges so the back of the fabric is hidden.

- making Christmas decorations. Stuffed and decorated shapes for a sewing option or little strips tied onto wire frames for a no sew version

That's all I can think of for now. Another alternative is to just put them in the toy box/play room and let the kids go for it. They'll probably come up with a million more ideas

Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012  mdcblog5.gif

katelove is online now  
#3 of 3 Old 11-07-2010, 04:40 AM
 
PreggieUBA2C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: foothills, farm, deep wilderness
Posts: 1,808
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
toothbrush rugs or baskets


Well, I've been absent for 8 months, and during that time, it turns out that I have completely transformed. You are all precious. Thank you for being here and sharing your lives. You are truly a gift. namaste.gif Jan. 23, 2012

PreggieUBA2C is offline  
Reply

Tags
Arts Crafts

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off