Don’t you love this basket? Look closely; can you tell what it’s made of? Barb Lake, BERNINA at Fancyworks, Marissa, IL, recycled packing paper and stitched up a sturdy basket to use for displays. She told me, “I just couldn’t send all that good paper into the recycling bin!”
A WeAllSew reader recently recycled a pair of shorts she “undergrew” (this is the opposite of “outgrew”). She lost weight and took a pair of her old shorts and made a small purse to accommodate her cell phone, keys, and wallet.
Celebrate Earth Day this year by using your sewing skills to reuse, recycle, and repurpose. We’ve pulled together a sampling of our best projects that are repurposed or recycled, or that help you to recycle. There are projects for all sewers, no matter what your experience or skill level. So pick a project, get stitching, and help keep our