If you’re in the midst of your spring cleaning and battling with the decision to part with your old, sentimental t-shirts, these unique and practical ideas + tutorials will help you cope! Upcycling is the process of converting waste products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. Tell us how you upcycle your retired t-shirts in the comments!
From your old towels and linens and some lovely Spoonflower prints, you can create a beautiful, sturdy, and– most importantly– warm comforter for a family in need! Please join us in the Greenhouse on Tuesday, October 8, from 6-9pm, to make upcycled comforters and pillowcases for refugees supported by Church World Service Greensboro! Church World Service Greensboro has been offering support to newly resettled refugees in the Triad for over 30 years. Part of their mission is to provide basic needs support in the form of household goods, and with colder weather upon us, this is the perfect time to create attractive and warm bedding from older donated linens. This event is the perfect opportunity to put your sewing skills to good use by creating something beautiful for someone in need, and you'll learn how to create a DIY upcycled comforter from used linens with hands-on instruction! We will provide recycled fabrics + Spoonflower prints for piecing and binding, thread, and a basic tutorial for making comforters and pillowcases, as well as hands-on help. If you can't stay for our sew-in, you can still help with this effort! Please feel free to bring any donations of used (pre-washed) sheets, blankets, mattress covers, and any other large pieces of fabric that you might have to the Greenhouse during any upcoming event before October 8. All donations to CWS Greensboro are greatly appreciated! Head over to Meetup to reserve your spot in our sew-in today!