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What can I make with leftover, stained clothes or useless fabric?

I have hundreds of items of clothing that have stains or are quite bobbled so no good for giving to a charity shop. Any ideas for what I can do with this fabric? I.e. sewing it into a thin blanket or something along those liens.

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leah_rai

Asked by leah_rai at 2:50 PM on Jan. 10, 2011 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Patchwork quilt comes to mind. You can also do small throw pillows or crafty dolls.
    Dr.Donna

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 2:53 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Make rag rugs- useful, and not difficult. You can also cut them up as rags to give a bag of them for a wedding shower. When I was first married I had only new stuff and nothing for rags.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 2:54 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • absolutely you could do a scrap quilt, potholders, placemats, coasters, Patchwork totebags, even create new patchwork clothes!!
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 3:07 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Make patch work quilts for animal shelters.. You can also donate the material to a charity that makes quilts for homeless people.. It was on abc news recently
    MKSers

    Answer by MKSers at 4:35 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Search scrappy owls. I made 15 for my Childs school fundraiser, they see so cute!
    MKSers

    Answer by MKSers at 4:46 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Fabric can be ripped up to be a component in paper-making. In college, we made our own paper with scraps of clothes ... maybe contact local art departments.
    JZ10FPM

    Answer by JZ10FPM at 2:54 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Those make the best quilts ever, have fun!
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 11:34 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

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