Ok, promise you won't laugh too hard, but honest this counts as playing with fabric!
There once was a puppy....
... who had a large stuffed orange monkey...
This puppy just adored playing with this monkey. The love showed...
...in the form of holes where monkey stuffing started to come out. (and slobber and drool in the fur too!)
Luckily, there was also this loud orange fabric...
The flowers and stripes had made this very hard to use previously. But, alas, the perfect reason to whip this fabric out and use it to it's full potential!
The puppy waited patiently for the monkey to come out of 'surgery.'
An nice flowery neck brace was all this overly loved monkey needed to get back to playing with the adorable happy puppy.
It was quickly cut to size, pinned in place, and then stitched all the way around top and bottom using doubled up thread for extra strength.
Once the monkey was done he felt renewed!
And even a little bit more stylish!
Puppy and monkey were reunited in a burst of excitement.
The morale of the story? Don't ever throw that scrap of fabric out ... even if you don't totally love it any more, because you never know when you might need to patch up your own 'monkey.'
Check out other sew-o-holics and their projects at the Quilt Stories Fabric Tuesday!