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How to Recycle Fabric for Household Use

Have you ever wondered how to recycle fabric scraps? Cut them into homemade tissues!

| August/September 2015

When someone in our family tosses a cloth item, such as clothes or sheets, into the thrift store giveaway box, I inspect it for holes or stains, because our thrift shop will throw damaged items away. If necessary, I wash the pieces the thrift store won’t accept, cut off any buttons to add to our repair bag, and set the cloth aside.

While I’m reading aloud to our five children, they use scissors to cut the old items into squares for the “Kleenex” basket. Sheets yield quite a few squares! We store the homemade tissues in a wire basket in the kitchen. I now have one less item to buy and we’ve found a second use for our “trash.”

Lauren Banta
Centerburg, Ohio

www.EasyWoodwork.org
5/26/2018 9:37:34 PM

I use the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)







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