Thrift stores, antique malls, and even Etsy shops are great places to find interesting vintage fabrics for sewing projects.
I bought some vintage pillow cases from this Etsy shop and made one into the daisy pillow cover shown above. Shhhhhh... I have a pretty cool vintage pillow case project in process, but not ready to show yet!
I'm always on the lookout for great wool cardigans to make into pretty cardigan pillow covers. Here's my cardigan pillow cover tutorial.
When a bought a blanket on sale it came with two pillow shams that I didn't need. So I made one sham into a gold pillow cover.
I always snatch up vintage leather belts to turn into bag straps like in this grain sack messenger bag.
What are your favorite things to upcycle in projects?