What To Make Out Of Your Old Curtains ~pencil pouch~

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Those of you who have been following my blog from the very first know about the occasional appearances of FM (family member, or better yet UFM for undercover family member). UFM is the clothing and purse designer, the napkin-sew-er and doll clothing tailor.  Yes, UFM makes some lovely tea napkins and doll clothes that you really need to feast your eyes upon.

I am the jewelry designer, the writer, the photographer. There are many times when it comes to clothing fashion, when I have to turn to UFM to make my wardrobe come to life.

A few days ago, I was cleaning out one of my closets that had been bombarded with papers, glue, fabric, jump-rings, etc. Such bombarded closets are frightfully large, and become quite an undertaking to clean. There was a box with an old curtain hanging out. It also had various crafty items in it, and the box was put in the hall because there was no place to put it in the room.

UFM saw the fabric.

“What are you going to do with this?” asks UFM.

“Oh, I don’t know,” I say, “Just throw it away, there’s no room in the closet.”

“Well, are you sure you don’t want it?”

“Errrrrrr…”

“I can think of things to do with it… it would make a nice little pencil pouch.”
“Yes, it really would. That’s such neat fabric.”

“Do you want me to make you a pencil pouch out of this?”

“Well…”

Long story short, UFM went to work. UFM created this beautiful pencil pouch out of two small ends of curtains. UFM had to use a vey small piece of the curtain, as the top of the curtain was extremely faded.

The fabric, also, is very unique. Once you get past the unusual “meditating-karate-pandas-with-bad-vision-now-scared-and-running-around” print on the fabric, you can truly feel the thrills every time you look at it. After all, having meditating-karate-pandas-with-bad-vision-now-scared-and-running-around print fabric is really a cool thing. Where did the fabric come from? Is there anyone else in the world who has fabric like this? Are they really pandas? Why are they running?

UFM put a lovely vintage navy-blue zipper on the pouch, and tied a bright red ribbon on the zipper, bringing everything together. Here’s a tip:

IF YOU HAVE AN OLD ZIPPER THAT IS STUCK, RUB VASELINE BETWEEN THE ZIPPER TEETH AND IT WILL WORK LIKE NEW!!

So, if you ever find any stray curtains when you clean out your bombarded closet, DON’T THROW THE CURTAIN AWAY! Instead, make something with it, such as this pencil pouch from UFM!
THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH CURTAINS, THE POSSIBILITIES  ARE ENDLESS! So, go find some curtains, and

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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