Stitching Green: Use your old thread.

—by Hannah

My brother always teases me for saving a 1/4 teaspoon of mustard in the mustard jar. I’m not a pack rat, I simply like to find creative ways to use everything.

While most old thread is aesthtically pleasing and sometimes a sentimental inheritance, it is not good to sew with. It breaks easily and disintegrates quickly. I’ve decided to use it to make my own fabric. Make sure you use good, new thread in your bobbin. As you can see, all I’ve done is sewn back and forth with a range of blues and turned my blank canvas into silk stitched fabric.

I decided to turn it into a zipper pouch (using new thread to construct it)! Be creative and use what you have!