Talk about not throwing anything out!! I'm not normally a hoarder but when it comes to fabric I just can't bare to throw anything out. I've been keeping this piece of net curtain for the past 18 years LOLLLLL. It was left over when I cut my nets down to size.
Sixteen years on and I used some of it to make laundry bags. The kind you put your undies in for the washing machine. There was loads left so I held onto it just in case it came in useful and useful it was. I discovered that it makes excellent dish washies.
Here's how I made mine.
I folded mine into four layers. You can do more or less depending on the thickness of your net curtain.
I then cut the top band off.
I then folded the four layers of net curtain in half
like this to give me eight layers.
I then stitched around the four edges approximately 1 inch from the outer edge.
Then I finished off by trimming the edges with pinking shears.
It took minutes to make these five. I'm keeping three of them and giving two to my daughter.
I've been using them to wash dishes and they are brilliant. When one gets dirty I rinse it out and put it in the washing machine with the other washing and it comes out as good as new.
This is what I'm working on at the moment.
I cut these wallets out while I was offline and am now sewing them up. One left to do and they'll be finished.
~ Maria ~