Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thrifty Tuesday

It was a mending day today. My favorite nightie had a small hole in the knit fabric just under one arm and I don't know how much knit long nighties cost where you live, but I refuse to pay what they want here.

So out came the sewing machine and some black knit fabric and the hole was mended!! All it took was a bit of time, a little bit of thread and a tiny piece of that black knit fabric. I should be able to get another few years wear out of it.

I have also finished Harvey's pj bottoms. What was thrifty about this project you may ask? Well I used an old microfiber sheet to make them. The fitted sheet was thread bare, but the flat was still in excellent condition. Now he has a nice pair of pajama bottoms at no real cost. Well, a little cost for the thread and elastic, but both were in my stash.

Monday was beautiful and so all the laundry was hung out to dry, saving the cost of running the dryer.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

2 comments:

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

Don't you just love it when you've used a skill to get something for nothing. I keep all my sheets 'just in case'.

Love Bears All Things said...

a few years ago at a conference we were asked to put together an outfit from the thrift store for a fashion show....I found a robe, t-shirt and a pair of seersucker men's pajama bottoms....the bottoms were a dollar and the whole outfit was about $5....well those bottoms have just about had it after years of wear by Honey Bear...I've mended them but I'm thinking they are headed for the rag drawer in the garage.
Mama Bear