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Uses for surplus blackout lining?

sewingj

Uses for surplus blackout lining?
« on: April 07, 2021, 11:39:08 AM »
I`ve just made some loose linings for some curtains and , due to some generous cutting from Terry`s Fabrics , I have just over a metre of good quality cream blackout lining leftover.
I`ve no plans to make anymore curtains but it seems a shame to throw it away.  Any ideas what I could use it for?

(It`s not the easiest fabric to store as it spoils if folded and I don`t have anywhere to store it on its cardboard tube)
Attempting to be a Tailor of Gloucester

StitchinTime

Re: Uses for surplus blackout lining?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 12:04:49 PM »
I've used an off cut of blackout lining to make potato storage bag for the vegetable rack. It stops them going green as I don't have space in the fridge or a cupboard for a bag of potatoes.

I've also used some to make a peg bag for the washing line. Not the prettiest thing to look at, but very functional and it hasn't appeared to deteriorate due to UV (or rain!).

Renegade Sewist

Re: Uses for surplus blackout lining?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 20:03:19 PM »
Everyone gets a sleep mask for Christmas!   :laughing:

Lachica

Re: Uses for surplus blackout lining?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2021, 20:36:00 PM »
I made covers for my sewing machine & overlocker, lined with blackout lining to keep light off the machines which would make the plastic go yellow. This reminds me that the Euphoria is waiting for it's cover.
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

Surest1tch

Re: Uses for surplus blackout lining?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2021, 21:59:08 PM »
I've used the rubber backed stuff as extra ticking on my feather cushions to stop the feathers poking through, I've also used it as a water resist lining for some shopping bags I've made. It washes ok if you only use a 30c program and slow the spin speed down to around 200-400 rpm.