Attack the Craft Stash Q & A
Written by editor Nicole Bennett of Gidget Goes Home.
Today I thought it would be fun to give you a peek into an area of my craft stash and ask for your ideas. My sewing supplies are my most abundant collection and I have some fun things that have been waiting around for use.
Check them out and let me know what you think!
1. Specialty fabrics
First up is the tub that sits at the foot of my bed (covered with a pretty sarong, it poses as a trunk of sorts). In it is all sorts of specialty fabrics, which to me refers to non-cotton/quilting fabrics.
This is where I pulled my PUL out from, and in it I’ve got rayons, velvets, bathing suit material, old t-shirts, towels, sweaters and more for repurposing, felt, and leftover “fancy fabrics” from prom dresses my mom made me.
Do you have any suggestions of a fun project, pattern or idea for these?
2. Vintage lace
Years ago, when my husband’s grandma passed away, I somehow inherited a bag of beautiful vintage lace from her. I’ve used bits and pieces of it to embellish baby headbands and the like, but I still have so much.
What would you do with some of this lovely lace?
3. Elastic and Velcro
Mixed into my lace drawer is a big plastic bag full of various sizes and colors and elastics and velcro. These are convenient supplies to keep on hand for any particular project that needs them, but does seeing the bag inspire you in any way?
What does it make you think of creating?
4. Zippers galore!
I was making a lot of small zipper pouches a couple of years ago, so I stocked up on these small, colorful zippers. I think most of them are five-inch zippers but I have a few six- and seven-inchers as well.
What do you think of when you see these zippers? Any ideas other than zipper pouches?
Sometimes it’s nice just to hear a new perspective, to have a fresh set of eyes look at your stash.
If you’re staring at a stash of supplies and you can’t think quite what to do with it, ask a friend, or your Instagram followers if anyone else has any ideas (don’t forget to use #attackthestash on IG- there’s already some fun ideas popping up there!).
So does anyone have any wild (or not-so-wild) ideas for these items I’ve been storing for a while? What do you have a ton of in your sewing stash?
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