Friday, February 19, 2016

Vintage Pattern Projects

My neighbor recently gave me a whole slew of vintage patterns (see here and here).
With so many, I had to do something with them.
Here are a few projects I came up with. . .

I covered a vase.

I used two different patterns- one for the front and one for the back.
I just used the fronts of the patterns.

Then I used a piece of the pattern paper to fill the inside of the vase.
I just love how this turned out!

I used one to cover a notebook.
I placed the front of the pattern on the front of the notebook
 and the back of the pattern on the back of the notebook.

For the notebook itself, I used half a file folder and cut it in half again.
The pages are just pieces of graph paper cut to size.
I bound it with my Bind-it-All tool.

The third project I made is a vintage sewing garland.

I cut the fronts off of six patterns. 
Because the paper was fragile, I backed them with white cardstock and sewed around the edges.

Then I added some paper doilies and vintage sewing notions in between the patterns.
I attached them all to twine with mini clothespins.

Stay tuned because I have some more vintage pattern projects up my sleeve!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, 
for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
1 Chron. 16:34


Deanies Stash said...

I love what you have made so far! I have a bunch of vintage patterns and have been scouring Pinterest for ideas. Yours are great! Now I need to make myself something.

xo Dianne

Anonymous said...

I,too, have a ton of vintage I know what to do with them. You are so creative~Can't wait to see what other ideas you have up your sleeve!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I LOVE these ideas! My favorite is the darn clever. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas at Talk of the Town.