Because I think vintage fabrics are precious and should be treasured, I can’t bear to throw any of the bits away.
This leads to the boxes and bags that contain my scraps growing, and multiplying, and overspilling and… well, you can guess where it all ends. It ends in a big mess.
Something of a regular occurrence anyway in my sewing area!
Lovely as they are when finished, my vintage fabric stars are terrible wastrels when it comes to leftovers. Every batch I make generates a pile of snippings.
The other night the idea came to me – scrappy pinwheels!
I rooted out one of my mum’s old metal ones.
But instead, with the addition of a length of bias binding, I made them into a garland.