Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What to do with Vintage Bed Linens...

It has probably been years since I did an official "what to do with vintage bed linens" so here is a new little project for those of you who love to sew with reclaimed linens and have wee little girlie girls in your life! A few weeks ago when Matt and Cole were away for a youth trip, I set a few days aside to get some serious sewing done for my own kiddos. It had been quite awhile since I had made new sleeping pants and loungy summer shorts for them, so I set aside a huge stack of linens for this project. But somewhere in the middle of cutting out shorts, I went even more simple and decided to do sew simple elastic skirts for the girls. I have since then, spent a few hours on 3 different days whipping these little cuties out and have even done a few for the store that I will be listing later today.

I will do my best to add a few pictures later today showing the simple sewing process for these skirts, but I know there are plenty of tutorials out in the blog world for skirts such as this.

Bell had fun this morning helping me get some pictures for the shop. I appreciate any excuse to just get outdoors! And Noah is enjoying our new clothesline just about as much as I am!


  1. those are so cute, mandy! i've got to learn how to sew with elastic - i've never done that! they look pretty easy - do you have a good link for a tutorial?

  2. so sweet! all those bright, cheery colors could even make doing laundry bring a smile to you face :o) !!!

  3. Adorable!! I think they'd look fab in big girl sizes too!! I'd totally sport a skirt made from vintage linens but then again, you know I'm slightly obsessed with them!!

  4. Lora! I will look for one and let you know. I was working on one myself, but haven't had a chance to get it all written.

    Kiley! Yes, it does make laundry much more fun! And you know me with bright colors!

    I agree Whimsy! I am hopefully going to get some work done on big girl skirts!!

  5. What a great idea! I need a tutorial.