What's the difference between "upcycle" and "recycle"? And when is it "recycle" vs "repurpose?" These are very thought provoking questions ... ok, not really.
I've had this pillow for many years. I did not do the stitching on it. I did buy it in Scotland - when we lived there (1991 - 1994).
It has lived a good long life - getting sat on, slept on, even puked on ... sorry for over-sharing.
The pillow inside still had some life left in it and there was a perfectly nice zipper on the back. SEW...
Lucky me ... I actually FOUND this appliqued block while tidying up (and you KNOW I don't do that often). It was made for a Pat Sloan swap last year. Then I found out my swap partner wanted pink (not red). Not sure why I never did anything with it. But now ... it's a pillow!
With a perfectly nice zipper on the back.
I think I recycled not repurposed the zipper ... it was a zipper and it still is a zipper.