Make a pretty chiffon flower with your fabric scraps to decorate a headband, hairclip, cardigan, or blouse!
|Top: Salvaged selvage flower. Bottom: Regular scrap flower.|
the property so saved.
the edge of woven fabric finished so as to prevent raveling,often in a narrow tape effect, different from the body of thefabric.
any similar strip or part of surplus material, as at the side of wallpaper.
Also called margin. Philately . the surplus paper or marginaround a sheet of stamps: The number of the plate blockappears in the selvage.
I’m talking about definitions 2 and 1, respectively.
Cut off selvage (about 1.5 inches wide, ¾ yd or so). Stitch along the edge. Gather. Sew in place. Done! (The second flower is made in a similar fashion from a long sort of weirdly triangular scrap.)
|A less beautiful, but more instructive view.|