I bought these ties a while back. A huge bag (50+) for $3. I just couldn’t resist the bright colors and funky patterns. I don’t know what I’m going to do with all of them, but a few ideas came to me in the middle of the night (don’t you love when that happens?). Anyway, I thought I’d better share them since I am officially (as of June 11) on a fabric diet. I cannot buy any more fabric (thrifted or new) until July 30th. So no more hitting the breaks when I see a garage sale, fabric store or thrift store. A good thing for the local drivers.
This idea is from Last Minute Fabric Gifts. I thought it was cute and easy. Chop off the bottom of a tie, turn it inside out, sew, flip right side out, and add a closing bit & straps. In it are all those dang cards they make you get at the grocery store to buy your food for normal prices. The girlie card was just thrown in cuz it’s cute. Other ideas for ties: straps for bags, eye-glass case, belt. Maybe I can think up more. Any other ideas out there? I’ve got a lot of ties here!
Okay, now about the fabric diet or “Use What You Have Challenge”. It’s being hosted by Trail Mix Designs and Sew Katie Sew. You can read more about it on both of their websites. There are prizes involved, so go check it out and join!