Yesterday our Jenny-Any-Dots was at Walmart looking for fabric to make some fleece pajama pants for the toddler and infant grandbabies. This is a present she's made before- the pajama bottoms don't take her much time, and then she buys a t-shirt in a complementary color to complete the p.j.s Sometimes she will add an appliqued heart or other shape to the t-shirt, using the p.j. fabric.
The fleece in stock wasn't really in the colors or patterns she wanted, and it was more than she'd planned on spending. She wracked her brains, looked around, and found that found these
were on sale for 5.00, and there were blankets in colors and patterns she liked better. Since the fabric was over 7 dollars a yard, and there's more than a yard in one of these, that's what she did.
Other sources for fabric:
thrifted or yard sale sheets, curtains, or tableclothes, or perhaps some you have at home but don't need any more
You can get some very soft and comfy baby pajamas from a well worn adult sized flannel shirt.
Receiving blankets- once more thrifted, yard sale finds, or some old ones of your own- I've cut these down and sewn around the edges for wash cloths, diaper wipes, and layered them for women's hygienic needs.
Skirts- also thrifted, yard sale, or some of your own you are finished with.
I've turned sheets into tablecloths and curtains, and curtains into tablecloths. Our tree skirt is an old white sheet (this is also what my mother used when I was a child)
What are your ideas for frugal cloth sources? Do you reuse textiles? How?