I love embroidering, making embroideries on canvas. It’s not that difficult to do and it’s a good time eating activity. But when it’s finished, what do you do of them, you’ll probably ask. Indeed, if it’s just about embroidering and nothing else, nothing useful except making time passes, then…
That’s why today I wanted to share with you ten ideas for using these embroideries and giving them an useful life. Here we go!
That’s the first use I thought of when I started embroider. It’s very easy to make, just cut a piece of fabric in the same sizes and sew it with the embroidery food sides against each others, leaving one side unsewed. Reverse, fill it up and close. Tadaa! You got a new cushion for almost nothing. 😉
Another devorative use, quite common actually. You just have to place it into a frame and hang it up.
#3 Small Carpet
If you can hang it up, why not laying it down ? This time add a fabric frame and display it in your living room.
#4 Computer Cover
The idea came up to me one day. I had a pillowcase in the making and I couldn’t find my usual computer cover. I just introduced my small computer inside the unfinished case and it fitted perfectly. I just had to fold the top, and here we go!
If you can use it as a small computer cover, you can also make a clutch from it. I made one a few days ago, let me show you how.
I used this rose embroidery with some black lining fabric. I sewed the two together on three sides, reversed it, closed and sewed all along the edges to get a clean finished look. Also, when sewing the top side, I sewed a ribbon that’ll be useful for closing the clutch.
Then, I made two small accordion pieces, to close the sides of the clutch. I took pieces of canvas that I covered with black lining fabric and folded.
I sewed these to the clutch and the button too.
For the handle , I braided cotton threads and attached it to a paper clip on one side and a small hook on the other side. I sewed the first paper clip on one side of the clutch and on the other side, I sewed another one. I just had to get the hook through this paper clip and attached it to the other one.
This one would be even more durable than a normal one and the embroidered pattern will make it look unique. It’s like making a pillowcase, you just have to add an inside lining and two handles. And here you go to the grocery store!
#7 Sewing Machine Cover
I was tired of my plastic-looking cover and decided to use an embroidery to make a new one. Here is how I made it.
#8 Photo Album, Book etc Cover
I find it more durable than paper cover, and more sustainable than plastic cover. And it’s a good use for small embroideries. It adds some texture and a comfy feeling.
When carpet is a good option for big and medium embroideries, trivet is a better one for small embroideries. And what a more perfect way for personalizing your tableware!
#10 Kitchen Potholder
Last but not least, an embroidery can easily become our best companion in the kitchen. With a cute fabric frame and lined, it can become a very handy potholder that’ll keep our little hands safe from burning.
Do you think there are other ways to reuse these embroideries? Please tell me, I’m always in search of new ways to reuse. 🙂
That’s all for today’s post, thank you for passing by and reading my blog.
I’ll talk to you soon in a next post,
Until then, take care of yourself ❤