Upcycling project – bedding

It’s been a while since I engaged myself in a new sewing project, I think the last one was my overnight bag/holdall which I made from offcuts of my den curtains, some old jeans and a couple of the boys’ old shirts.

On changing our bedding recently I noticed how the faded pillowcases were actually wearing very thin in the centre and also the coordinated sheet had ripped since we’d put it on the bed.  The duvet cover is fine so I’ll shop for new pillowcases and sheet at some point (when I can face the stress of decision making!).  Having washed the bedding I dumped the worn out stuff in my den with an intention of creating something from the less worn parts.

Earlier in the week, while on a running rest/recovery day, I unpicked all the seams on the two pillowcases to separate them into their component parts.  Yesterday afternoon hubby had to go out for a few hours on Scouting business (he’s a cub scout leader), teen 1 was in his room (probably on his phone), teen 2 was playing on his phone, so I thought I’d take a look at the bedding and decide what to make from it.  After seeing some truly amazing creations on pinterest – aprons, bunting, bags, even dresses for little ones! – I decided to hold off on using the less worn parts and instead make cat blankets with the more worn parts!

Whether Musky will use these is, who knows?  He doesn’t have a favourite sleeping spot, it rather depends on who’s in the house and what the weather is like!  But it’s better than sending the fabric to landfill!


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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of blueskydays365.com which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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