WFMW – From Rags With a Few Stitches   15 comments

Was ironing some of my linens on Sunday and noticed that a pillow sham was yellowing in a strange way.   The applique and embroidery portion of the fabric was still in good shape, but the rest of the pillow sham was ready for the rag pile.  I was torn: To save or not to save? – That was the question.  The answer: Both!  Here’s what I did:

Turned this:


Into this:


I carefully cut this off the pillow sham and then hand stitched it onto the kitchen towel. 

Isn’t it pretty! Salvaged the best part of the pillow sham and now have a classy kitchen towel!


 Works for Me! 

Now head on over to Rocks in My Dryer for more tips and tricks!


Posted August 22, 2007 by Lana G! in Decorating, Homemaking, hope, Lyrics

15 responses to “WFMW – From Rags With a Few Stitches

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  1. Very pretty!!

  2. Look at you with your creative self. I love the new classy look. Your counter looks so inviting, too. The lighting and the cookbook…where are the cookies?

  3. What a cute idea

  4. That is lovely! Well impressed!

  5. Awesome! I love your creativity !

  6. Wow – that is very cool. Only, I’m not that handy!

  7. I love the “trash to treasure” tips! Thanks!!

  8. Very nice, gorgeous kitchen!

  9. What a great idea! It’s really pretty.

  10. Very very nice. Wanna come do mine??/ 🙂

  11. Way to go little sis! I didn’t realize you still sewed. Whose influence was that? Great idea.

  12. I’m very impressed! First, that you Iron Your Linens!–and mention it casually! Second, you are very creative!

  13. That is really pretty, thanks for sharing!

  14. I love it!

    In the same vein, I’ve read that author Emilie Barnes cuts the ruffles from one worn set of sheets and attaches them to the new top sheet.

  15. Wat a lovely idea!
    Thanks for sharing this.

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