Fabric repurposing

This project is an older one that I never posted about so I thought I would share it with you now.
I wouldn’t  call myself a fabric junkie, but I do love collecting unusual or vintage fabric. I love buying older pieces at garage and estate sales and repurposing them and this is a perfect example.
I found this queen size comforter set for only 8 bucks, I’m not really sure how vintage it is, but it looks vintage and the fabric was nice.

It’s always funny to me when a fabric verges on being kind of funky that it could be either really ugly or really cool. 
The only thing is I hated the green ruffled trim around the comforter and also the shams. What to do? Take off the ugly trim and make something new.
I don’t have a before picture of the sham but here’s the comforter, the sham looked just like this.
Eventually I will also remove the ruffle trim on the comforter and either use as a comforter or use it for the fabric.


The dust ruffle that came with the set was the right size and needed nothing.
I love my $8.00 deal.


  1. Just beautiful; I`ve always love that shade of blue ... simply enchanting.

  2. Love what you did! Took it from tacky to terrific!

  3. You're an upcycler after my own heart! I too repurpose fabric pieces! I especially love comforters and pillow shams, as they are usually made from a nice, heavy-weight fabric. Perfect for recovering dining room chairs! I see what you mean about that green ruffle - it just doesn't seem to go with the rest of the piece. The shams and dust ruffle look awesome and I love that headboard piece! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

  4. That is very nice fabric, it's got a great barkcloth feel to it. Love the pink background, and LOVE the color of your walls!

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