Remember linen calendars? When I lived at home, my mother had at least one hanging in the kitchen, and over the years, she had quite a collection.
What can be done with an outdated linen calendar? After I washed and ironed them, I turned them into tote bags for shopping or for crafts, using this technique on What's That Gonna Be?
The bags are lined with some fabric from my stash, making them reversible.
A lady in my knitting group gave me a large cotton tea towel from New Zealand several weeks ago. I made it into a bag with shoulder straps. She was delighted when I gave the bag to her Tuesday night.
I rescued this souvenir towel at the garage sale earlier this month. It also has longer, shoulder straps.
Some people may think I am crazy for ruining these vintage calendars, but at least now, they are out of storage and can be useful.