You know how I love modern design around here. Well, one of my daughters reminded me that modern isn’t everyone’s thing and I should share some ideas that had a more vintage feel. With Mother’s Day so close, I have rounded up 15 Cute Ways to Repurpose Vintage Linens.
I’m always drawn to vintage linens but never really know what to do with them. As a matter of fact, I have a whole bunch from my Mom and a few from a friend. These ideas have really got me thinking. I am especially drawn to #9 down the list.
A valance from vintage hankies. This would be perfect if you have lots of vintage hankies of similar sizes.
This moth made from vintage linens is exquisite.
More curtain inspiration, but a patchwork one this time. I really love how she took the time to piece these together. Perfect for a cottage look.
Ya’ know I love aprons and here’s a tutorial for a layered linen apron.
A free pattern download for sewing small envelope pouches from vintage linens. You’ll need to enter your email to access the free pattern.
No tutorial but a few pictures for inspiration on using vintage linens for buttons. Easy to accomplish using button kits from the sewing store? These would be great to add as details on handmade hand decor such as pillows.
A tutorial for attaching vintage doilies to a window frame for unique wall art.
These lavender sachets are an ideal way to use the undamaged section when the rest of the linen has some irreparable damage.
A tutorial for a pieced-together vintage table runner.
Love these pretty dish towels with a bias tape edge.
A tutorial for making vintage linens into cocktail napkins.
Perfect when you’re feeling all quilt-y.
A unique idea for using a small part of vintage linens to make a unique necklace, and it’s super simple.
A detailed tutorial on making burp cloths with vintage linens.
If you’re going to use vintage linens you will need to know to launder them. This shows some simple but good reminders
What I really love about these vintage linens is how many ways you can reuse them. Try pairing them with a few of my tutorials:
Pillowcase (used on the cuff)
For more information, I’ve created a Vintage Linens Pinterest board.