you toss your worn or stained sheets in the trash, stop and think about using
those sheets in new ways. There are so many different ways that you can reuse
your favorite sheets and make use of the fun designs or colors on the fabric.
One fun way to use the sheets is by turning those sheets into window
treatments. Measure the length of your window and cut the sheets into panels
the same length as the windows. Fold the top two inches over and stitch the
fabric together. Slide a curtain rod through this pocket and use the sheets as
sheets have great colors and patterns. Turn those vintage sheets into artwork
for your home. Purchase a large poster frame or another type of frame. Measure
the size of the frame and cut a piece from the sheet slightly larger than the
frame. Make sure that the piece you cut doesn’t have any damage or stains. Cut
a piece of cardboard to the same size as the frame. Spray the cardboard with
spray adhesive and wrap the fabric around it. Affix the sheet to the back of
the cardboard with more adhesive and slide inside the frame.
creative ways to reuse old sheets is by using the fabric as new upholstery.
This idea only works if you have multiple sheets in good condition because one
sheet is not large enough to recover a chair, let alone a couch. You can also
cut the sheets into panels or pieces and stitch those pieces together to make
aprons, tote bags, rugs or skirts. If you have a few sheets with stains, then
consider making a rag rug. You cut the sheets into thin strips and weave the
pieces together, which hides any of the damage.
can even reuse old sheets with a large number of stains and sheets that have
rips or tears. Drape the sheets over plants during the winter to keep frost and
moisture from killing the plants. The sheets are also great when you move
because you can wrap the fabric around furniture and keep other furniture from
banging against it and scratching the surface. The next time you eat outside,
use the old sheets as a picnic blanket or as a tablecloth for your picnic
table. You can also lay the sheets down as bedding for your pets, or stitch two
sheets together and stuff to make a quick dog or cat bed.
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