Remember this Patriotic Refashion?
I had an insane amount of leftovers from this project.
The bottom scrap of the skirt was really dirty. I wash all my Goodwill/Garage Sale finds before I ever try them on! This was clean but clearly stained; however, the remaining fabric from the banded peplum thingy was in great shape! I seam ripped them apart from each other.
I gave the fabric a good iron to eliminate the puckered, gathered edge. The scrap was quite long as a result.
This scrap was practically a ready-made table runner! All I had to do was finish the raw edges and call it a day. So, that’s exactly what I did.
Sergers are fantastic! They take half the time of a sewing machine, they cut the fabric off and bind the edge for you. It’s a beautiful thing. Why wouldn’t I make this project as simple as possible?
That stitch would’ve taken several minutes to do on my sewing machine. On my serger, it only took about 1 minute! Sergers, people. Get one 🙂
What a quick and easy way to add color to an otherwise monochromatic space!
Where else can you get a shrug and table runner for $1? Save your scraps! 🙂