32 Uses for Old Sheets - FYI
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Uses for Old Sheets
- Drop Cloths for anything messy
- Quilt backing and/or quilt squares
- Car cloth
have one in the trunk of the car for those times someone has the change the oil, etc.
- Costumes or clothing
- Strips for crocheted or woven rag rugs
- Fitting muslins for clothes, furniture slip covers, etc.
- Stuffing for projects that need more weight and bodyanimal beds, etc.
- Make a new ironing board cover.
- Curtains or Drapery lining.
- Craft project
use a plain sheet, and let the kids draw on it with crayons. Iron to set.
- Tapestry loom strips
- Rags! Old sheets are better for polishing glass/metal because they don't leave fuzzes.
- Rags for paintingfor the same reasons.
- Ball of strips
use in place of twine for tying up plants, etc.
- Handle wrapping for lawn and garden tools, etc.
- Movingwrap items in pieces of old sheets before wrapping with newspaper to keep them clean.
- Donate them to charity. Shelters can almost always use bedding in good repair.
- Practice material for a new craft: learning to sew, dye, etc.
- Pattern making/tailoring. Transfer pattern pieces onto fabric and then they last longer.
- Dust covers--old fashioned, but still effective. If you're putting something away for a while, protect it from the dust and dander, and it will retain value longer.
- Tear up old sheets into 12 X 12 squares and use in place of paper towels. Wash and reuse.
- Covers for tender plants in a frost or light freeze.
- Throw weeds, you pulled in your yard, to carry to the compost pile,
- Drape gently over a overcoat. Air is still able to get through & it keeps it clean (no dust).
- Protect your artificial Christmas tree from dust after the holidays.
- Make interfacing for home sewn clothing instead of the expensive interfacing from the fabric store.
- Make five pillowcases from an old sheet: two from the top and bottom and one from the middle.
- Or take the five pillowcases and cut a "V" in the middle of the bottom of the pillowcase for protectors for your good clothes on hangers.
- Cover mattress springs to keep them clean.
- Make tablecloths, tenting and banners with just some fabric paint, old lace, etc.
- Use for a bio weed block. They have to be all cotton to work. Put down a layer of compost, then the old bed sheet, then mulch. You can cut and tear the sheet to fit around my trees and shrubs.
- Tear old sheets into strips and then use a large crochet needle to crochet a rug.
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