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10 Alternative Uses For Stitched Curtain Fabric

Maybe you’ve altered your made to measure curtains and made to measure blinds to suit a new room and have left over material, or you want to buy our eco-conscious fabric to create something to match your windows. Either way, if you have some fabric left over or are buying some fabric by the metre, here are a few ideas on how to put it to good use so it doesn’t go to waste. Whether you’ve simply got the time to turn your hand to something creative or you’re looking to make a gift for a family or friend, check out our list of ideas to get you started…

1. Furoshiki - Japanese gift wrapping

A beautifully presented gift adds to the experience of giving and receiving and even more so when the wrapping is part of the present itself. Whoever the lucky person is receiving the gift can then go on to re-use the fabric themselves! Saving the planet one present at a time.

2. Reusable decorations

Add a personalised touch and take the time to make your own decorations that can be used year after year. If you have children in the family, get them involved as a fun activity for Easter or Christmas. Cut out fun shapes, decorate with spare buttons, or stitch your own pattern on!

3. Tote bags

if you’re a dab hand at sewing (or know someone who is), help cut plastic consumption and create a tote bag from the left over fabric. Save money on bags for life and do it all in Stitched style.

stitched fabric cotton tote bag

4. Lampshades

If you’ve got your dream pair of made to measure curtains but can’t find the perfect lampshade to match, order some fabric and you can make your own! Head to Pinterest or YouTube for a tutorial and you’ll have a perfectly matching, statement lamp made from sustainable fabric. Playful or plain, we’ve got you covered.

5. Upholstery

Found the ideal sofa or footstool but its not in the right fabric? Or maybe you want to jazz up a headboard or piece of furniture you already own (how eco-friendly of you!) Choose your own fabric and opt to re-upholster it in a style you’ll be happy to live with for years to come.

6. Tablecloths

Dress your table from bare to bold and everything in between. Using leftover fabric or choosing one of our eco-conscious fabrics means your tablescape possibilities are endless. And if you have any leftover, you can make matching napkins! A table dressed to impress.

7. Throws

Choose your favourite Stitched fabric and make a throw to match your own unique style or made to measure curtains. Some of our 100% cottons or 100% linen fabrics would be ideal for this as they super-soft to the touch and drape like a dream.

upholstered cushions fabric throw

8. Bean bags

Perfect for both adults and children, a cosy bean chair is an easy addition to any room. Order some fabric to give an older bean bag a new life, or if you’re buying new, re-covering will ensure it matches the rest of your decor.

9. Storage pouch

Left over fabric is ideal for this. A useful everyday item that is perfect for storing your makeup on the move or any loose items you may have. Add a zip, choose your size and you’re good to go.

10. Lavender bags

Stuff your leftover fabric with some dried lavender or another fragrant flower and simply tie at the top with some ribbon or string. The would make a great stocking filler that keep your drawers smelling beautiful all year round.

Have some other ideas?

We'd love to know how you've used your Stitched fabric or if you'd like some help picking one out, get in touch!