08 December 2011

vintage sheets

Since starting to sell on etsy I have become enamored with vintage sheets.

They are sold on that site whole, or in fat quarters or even in scrap bundles....thousands of listings. They are made into dresses, place mats, aprons, bunting, wreathes, quilts and purses. You name it, it can be found made of a vintage sheet.
Pam, of Warm Hugs Design decorates her booth with bunting made from sheets when she sets up at a craft show.


They even have their own very lively blog that I read almost every day. There is a whole community of sheet lovers out there.

Here are some I have picked up in the thrift stores recently, not sure what I am going to do with them yet...but I like 'em.


  1. Those are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I remember a few of these sheet patterns. Its a whole other collecting topic with lots of learning included. Love your examples.

  3. They all look lovely Jan, and I have some very old winter sheets with a very similar pattern to the last picture you've shown, just a different colourway - they were in the house after MIL passed away. Happy holidays to you, and best wishes for 2012.

  4. Jan you are so sweet to mention me...thanks! Love your VS collection you shared. Be careful, vintage sheet collecting can be addictive...

    Happy Holidays!

    Warm hugs,

  5. I have recently started working part time in our local opshop, and haven't taken much notice of the sheets and curtains. But after reading this, I thought about what is in our shop at the moment, and remembered that we have a rail with about 20 sheets hanging on it!


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