I have a hoarding problem when it comes to craft supplies. I run across odds and ends and think, “Oh, I’ll use that!”. I seriously cut buttons off of shirts and save them before tossing old clothes. I keep the little one’s clothes and upcycle them into something else. I currently have a stack of shirts, dresses, and skirts that I have the best intentions of sewing into a new ensemble for my girlie. She’ll probably be in collage before I have the time to do it. Recently, my fabric scrap pile inherited a life of it’s own. The nice box that was supposed to keep my stash hidden started leaking fabric. Apparently, those boxes can only hold so much. Who knew. I decided to bite the bullet and purge my pile before the hubby decided he “couldn’t help with the laundry” because the room was such a mess. Going through the fabric scrap stash turned into an entertaining adventure. I actually found several items that boggled my mind. I had an entire bag of felt pieces that were no larger than a quarter. Crazy. But that wasn’t the worst of it. No, it gets even better. And I can’t believe I’m actually airing my dirty stash secrets today, but here are 8 Items I Found in My Fabric Stash that Made Me Say “What the What?”
#1 A portion of a pant’s leg
I actually don’t remember why I only have a portion of a pant’s leg. What happened to the other section? What happened to the rest of the pants? This makes me wonder if, somewhere in the depths of the hubby’s closet, is a pair of one legged pants. I really hope these aren’t from a pair of his nice church pants. But since I can’t remember where this piece came from, I cannot confirm that for certain.
#2 What appears to be a thong but is actually not
At first glance, this appears to be a pair of weird undies. However, I know that this is, in reality, the bottom of a onesie. I cut the little one’s’ onesies and made them into shirts a few years ago. Somewhere, in the recesses of my mind, I believed keeping the bottom portion of the onesie was a thumbs up maneuver.
#3 The fabric from an umbrella
Ok, while I don’t remember putting this in my stash, the crafter in me thinks this is kind of awesome. Come on, people, it’s water repellent fabric! Whenever I decide to take on a water repellent craft, I’ll be one step ahead of the gang. I may or may not have put this back in the stash. Shh…don’t tell the hubby.
#4 The top and the bottom of a shirt
I promise that my husband wears clothes, even though you may question that after this post. I made my daughter a dress out of one of his old shirts several years ago. I guess I thought it would be great to save the leftover portions? Weird. .Let me go cut that button off the top and this will go in trash….
#5 Curtain grommet tops
These are slightly cool. But what am I really going to use them for? I had a slight panic attack at tossing these, but I did it. I’m sure I will regret my decision tomorrow.
#6 Something with dog ears
I have no idea what else to say about this.
It has arms, an abdomen, eyes, a mouth, and a nose. But yet I didn’t make it. I have no clue where this piece originated. And that’s slightly scary. If things are making themselves in my craft room now, I’m in big trouble. I’m stating for the record that I threw this away. If it turns up again a year from now, I’m calling Ghostbusters.
#8 A 3XL Jumpsuit
Ok, there is actually a funny story behind this one. When I had the boys, it was a half scheduled/half emergency c-section. The nurse grabbed a jumpsuit for my husband from the storage room without checking the size. Just imagine getting prepped for a c-section while your husband’s being swallowed by a white jumpsuit. We had quite a few laughs about it, and this is the one thing from the stash that he won’t let me throw away. ‘Cause he’s sentimental like that.
So, tell me what’s in YOUR fabric stash? Need a few stash-busting ideas? Try one of these: