What is Sew Renewable?
Our venture was sparked by a discovery of a large "stash" of fabric at a yard sale. I wanted it all! But my cupboards are full. We wanted to find a new home for the fabric that might ultimately be tossed in the trash. Keeping fabric out of landfills is a major goal of our business. In doing so, we give quilters and sewers a more sustainable source for purchasing fabrics, supplies, and sewing notions.
Our fabric is sourced primarily through purchases from estate sales, auctions and donations by friends who no longer sew. Due to odors, we have chosen to wash most of the fabric in order to give you a clean, ready to use product.
When we are able to do so, we have been selective in choosing fabrics we purchase, in order to provide you with a quality product. Our choices have given us an inventory with a large variety of fabrics.
As fabric content is difficult to determine, we have made our best guess at fabric content. Polyester fabric has a distinctive odor when ironed, making it fairly easy to identify. Other synthetics are more difficult and are generally simply labeled as synthetic or appropriate for clothing. When information, such as make and collection is available on the selvage, we will include it in the description. We have many selections that were originally marketed at discount stores. These fabrics are lower quality, as reflected by the price, but we have used them successfully from our own stash to make some nice quilts. They are particularly nice to use in scrap quilts. We just can't stand to throw them away!
There is also a collection of patterns and miscellaneous sewing notions and craft items. In time we will also have kits available for purchase.
We hope you have fun shopping our new "stash" for your next project!
We will have new product posted weekly, so check back frequently.