Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Posted 17 April, 09on:
Since discovering Ottobre Design, I seldom use patterns printed on tissue paper. What to do with all those old patterns? Well, I donate mine to the high school sewing department. As I collect more and more issues of Ottobre, it is getting easier to let go of my old patterns. The sewing teacher said they can always use patterns, even if they are old and cut. I need to do another pattern purge. A fabric purge would not be a bad idea either. With the budget cuts from the state, schools can use all the help they can get.
If your local school has cut their sewing programs, what else can you do with your old sewing patterns? Well, they are made of paper, so there is always the recycling bin. Or you could get crafty. :)
Here is a link to some fun ideas for reusing tissue patterns. I really like the idea of using them as gift wrap.