Old fabric, new life

1 Oct

I’ve spent what feels like a lot of time cutting vintage sheet charm squares recently for my Etsy shop and have been wondering what to do with the off cuts. I already carefully cut each piece of fabric carefully before folding and putting through the Go! Baby but inevitably there are bits left.

I have a drawer in a chest in our bedroom that is stuffed full of sheet offcuts, some because they have a slight mark on and others because they are smaller than 5″ square, I also have narrow and wide hems in there!

In a mission to reduce the amount of fabric in the drawer I decided to try and make some fabric tape. Now here is a joyous moment when I realised that in the UK we have something that folks in the USA don’t seem to have – double sided sticky tape!

The long and short of my experimenting is that – it works! So from today I will be adding packets of fabric tape to my Etsy shop.

Vintage Fabric Tape

I’ve used it instead of clear sticky tape when wrapping presents, it adds a real ‘pop’ to the gift:

Presents ready to be gifted using vintage sheet fabric tape

I gave a friend a birthday gift on Friday that was wrapped and used the tape on that, she was quite delighted, even more so when she realised the gift also contained a packet of tape for her own personal use, she then told me it would go in the special stationery box just to be looked at!

So I hope you like it and if you fancy a packet of your own to use (or keep) head on over to my Etsy shop.  You can also enter to win a packet, please leave a comment below and I’ll use the random number generator to pick a lucky winner next Sunday evening (7 October). Giveaway now closed.

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29 Replies to “Old fabric, new life

  1. what a lovely giveaway! I’d love to win. (by the way, we do have double sided tape in the US!)

  2. What a great idea! I hate wasting anything so it really appeals to me.

  3. I like the look of the tape – I could colour co-ordinate the tape with the wrapping!

  4. I’d love to win as I would never get around to making some of my own.

  5. Oh so much fun! They look so cute on those packages 🙂 Please enter me in your draw!!!

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  7. I don’t know if we have that tape here in Australia either! Clever idea. Most of my scraps end up at preschool. Hehehe.

  8. Great idea. This would really add something different to wrapped pressies.

  9. Brilliant idea, I can not throw the smallest scrap away and you can only make so many ticker tape blocks.

  10. What a great idea! It will especially add color when I realize I don’t have wrapping paper and use newspaper to wrap my presents!!! Thank you for the chance to win.

  11. Hi Mary, what a fantastic idea. You always seem to have the good ones 🙂

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