Fabric Leftovers Recycle Ideas
A recent study has shown that in the US alone about 14 million tons of textile waste are generated annually of which only 15 per cent is recycled. Imagine the figure globally and you get the telling overall image. The loss is even bigger taking into account that most of the textiles are recyclable and can thus be easily reintroduced in the practical circuit. To cut a long story short, we’ll let the following images convince you that any fabric scrap can turn into something useful in our homes. Here are some fabric leftovers recycle ideas.
Decorations come first among the options we have in this case. Take some fabric scraps in different patterns and colors and turn them into some amazing wall art which will invigorate any inert corner of the place.
Why not a practical item as well? A colorful basket that can serve as a fine storage space for small personal things. It may take a little work, but it will end in the huge satisfaction of a hand-made item.
Sticking to the practical aspect, get some fabric scraps and sew them together to make this beautiful and original throw. In a world of contrasts with a strong penchant for unconventional, this choice will surely catch some curios eyes.
Give your home a strong accent right from the very entry with this woven rag rug. It speaks for itself about your skills in crafting things out of waste and it is also a fine welcoming décor for those visiting you.
If you add a colorful wreath hung on the main door the décor is complete. The wreath radiates optimism and energy and is very easy to make.
And, as we’ve done every time we looked at repurposing old things, we turn our attention to kids, too. A collection of mouse toys made from different fabrics and in different colors is just one of the options you have. Here are others in the images below.
And since we entertained the kids, let’s make our partners happy as well. A chic bag and a wrap bracelet made from an old T-shirt are on our recycling list.
Sources: Craftingagreenworld.com, Pinterest.com, Marthastewart.com