My secret fabric stash… my closet!

Sometimes when I can’t find the perfect color fabric in a store, or maybe the right weight for a project I raid my secret stash – my own closet (sometime’s even my husbands).  When you’re sewing for kids and don’t need a huge amount of fabric you would be amazed at how many things can be recycled that you might not be using anymore, or have already moved into a donation pile.  I don’t think we have donated an old t-shirt of hubby’s in forever; I always set them in a pile to refashion for the kids.

Here’s a few i’ve done recently and you’d never be the wiser….

This was a men’s solid tee that was the perfect color for a new summer tank for Miss R.

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Lacy Tank Pattern by Greenstyle Creations

I gave an old knit dress new life with this cute shirt pattern I was testing this week for Winter Wear Designs.  PS… its awesome!! and being released tomorrow, so keep an eye out!

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Shirt pattern by Winter Wear Designs

I even reused a pair of old jeans to make some pants for my little guy.  I couldn’t find the perfect denim at the store so checked my pile of what didn’t fit anymore and voila!  It was the right color and even better… FREE!

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Captain Comfort Pants pattern by Patterns for Pirates

What have you recycled for your kids clothing? (or even something for yourself)  I’d love for you to share – link up in the comments!!

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