Sale Preview: Florals, Fluro and Fun Fur!

OSF is jam-packed with fabric and cool sewing notions right now. If you’re thinking of making presents for the holidays, now’s the time to get your reclaimed fabric.  With a little creativity, you can make beautiful gifts for under $5.00 using OSF supplies.

Look at this gorgeous piece of heavyweight cobalt blue wool. If you finished the edges with a simple blanket stitch, you could make a beautiful gift for under $5.00!


We’re only having a couple more sales in 2014 … if you want OSF goodies, come out to our late November sales.

Thursday, November 20, 7-9pm
Sunday, November 23 10-1pm
@ 871 East Hastings

(We’ll probably have one sale in December, but we haven’t picked a day yet. If you need fabric, go to a November sale to be on the safe side!)

Here’s a sneak peak of some of the stuff you’ll find at our upcoming November sales.

What to do with old sheets and towels?

We have lots of people requesting a place to take their old sheets and  towels. One of our goals is to one day be recycling textiles, but we are not there yet. So the question is – what can you do with your old sheets or towels or where can you take them? We all know that the last place we want to see worn out, but still usable items, is in the landfill. If your linens are still usable (ie. no holes or stains, or completely threadbare), you can take them to a charity shop such as the Salvation Army for someone else to use.

If they’re beyond that point, a cursory search on the Internet shows up lots of sites with suggestions as to what to do with these items. One site that is concise and useful is Apartment Therapy’s “Top 10 Ways To Recycle Your Old Towels and Sheets”. It has suggestions such as donating sheets and towels to animal shelters, making toys for your pets and using towels to thicken up your ironing board pad. The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC, located in Burnaby will take sheets and towels to use for animals.

Clean Home Ideas “Recyling Old Sheets and Towels” suggests using old sheets as painting drop cloths.

Let us know if you have any other ideas or useful resources.