Friday, March 18, 2011

Idea for using scrap foundation fabric...mothproof too...



Hello~! I always have quite a bit of scrap linen and monks cloth. I can only hook so many flowers...lol.... So...I thought of a way to use it up and help repel the moths at the same time......Sachets! I used a lil' penny posy design, but the sky is the limit on design. I filled mine with Cedar Chips, but you can also use Lavender, Cloves, Thyme, or Cinnamon. If you think of any other natural repellents, please do share in the comment section.

I thought the loose weave would let the scent out and they could be cute at the same time..lol. I also have some loosely woven wool that is not large enough for a pillow and too loose to cut into strips, so I may try it next.

I simply stitched them together on my sewing machine, but I am sure there are other ways. I used a large needle to feed the dyed jute through the tops.

If you have any questions, or more ideas.....let me know...Happy Hooking!!!

6 comments:

Courtney said...

What a great idea! I have several small pieces that could turn into those! Thanks!
Courtney

Kathy (woolfind) said...

A wonderful use for scraps, thanks so much for sharing. Yours turned out great!

Joanne said...

these are wonderful - what a great idea - so cute

acorn hollow said...

just love it!It would be nice to give a pretty soap in also.
Cathy

From Sherry's Heart said...

Isn't it cool Cathy??? I've done it for years and on my loose woven wools too that aren't so great for hooking. I've even cross stitched on it for bags. I don't like to throw nuttin' out when it comes to these hookin' left overs!!!
Guess you could call me a Hookin' Hoarder LOL!!!!!
Sherry

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Beautiful rugs and great ideas on using up the scrap linen!