Repurpose Bed Sheets Into Napkins

Cut bed sheets into 12″ by 12″ squares. Hem around the edge. You can get a lot of napkins out of one sheet – enough for each guest for each course – and an extra for those who always seem to need one. Since your bedsheets are usually something that you have picked out for the pattern, color or design it is something that you might love to have at your dinner table.

Dearly Departed Huggable Keepsake Pillow

10422086_825660567472891_5972936951547561527_nThe inevitable always happens and it is one of life’s most devastating and depressing things we must go through. I found this pillow idea made from a shirt that the receivers father wore when he was alive. The patch was made by embroidering by a local sewing shop for not very much. The pillow would be easy to do by turning the shirt inside out sewing a square (sew just three sides) that ends between the collar, start of the sleeves and the bottom. Trim excess off. I would consider triple stitching it to ensure durability – it probably will get a lot of use. To stuff use stuffing bought by the bag or size the square to an old pillow to re-purpose. The shirt shown would need the bottom seam sewed down. I would leave the pockets useable so little keepsakes could be added to make the pillow feel even more like being close to the departed one. The patch would then need to be sewn on. Carefully hand stitch the remaining side after turning shirt right side out.

Happy New Year Inspired Pillow

e4b48b5cd1d75d85ee66b919279d5a3eThis pillow will be the centerpiece of more than just one conversation. It can be made with basic sewing skills.

2 Liter Plastic Pop Bottle “Purse”

Cut and measured just above the bumpy “feet” all the way around, a zipper fastened in a color coordinated color is sewn onto the plastic ends. This makes a perfect little pouch for a lunch item or to keep change in and would definitely be a conversation piece.