I love shopping in thrift shops but I usually stick to knick-knacks and books. However, I recently read about using thrift store sheets as muslins when sewing (basically a practice piece so you can try out a pattern and make sure you understand all the techniques and that everything fits okay). So when my errands took me by Value Village I decided to pop in and have a look. How did I not know what a great fabric source this place was?
I know I went with the intention of using them for muslins, but they were too pretty for that. I decided that these two would be perfect for pyjamas.
I pulled out my trusty pyjama pattern and got to work. I can’t get over how much fabric there is – even after cutting out the pattern pieces I have plenty left over for another project. And each sheet was only $4 or $5 – in the fabric store I’d pay at least $15 for the yardage to make pyjama bottoms!
Both floral sheets were lovely thick cottons, and they worked up into perfect pyjamas.
Super comfy to wear, but not the most interesting thing to look at.
Stay tuned for more thrifted sewing projects!