Monthly Archives: March 2020

If you Can’t Find Elastic For Your Face Masks, Use T-Shirt Yarn

Shortage of elastic? Yep, with so many DIY face masks are being sewn worldwide the demand for elastic has skyrocketed. If elastic is in short supply where you are, t-shirt yarn could be a good, free and available alternative. Click … Continue reading

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How to Turn a Suede Jacket Into a Crossbody Bag: New One Minute Video

Yesterday, I posted how to make a journal cover from a suede jacket. Here’s something you can create with the rest of the jacket: When things go back to normal and you’re on vacation, shopping at the store, strolling through … Continue reading

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How to Make a Journal Cover From a Suede Jacket: New One Minute Video

For many of us, our normal days have been temporarily halted. It would be so interesting, for the sake of history, if we kept journals of what life is like now and what we learn through these unprecedented times. Each … Continue reading

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Sewing Competition Hosted by Wayward Threads Author, Lorri Scott

If staying home has got you looking for creative ways to pass the time, here’s a sewing contest that could be just the ticket. One of our Refashion Runway sponsors, Lorri Scott, who wrote the book Wayward Threads, is hosting … Continue reading

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How to Make a Fabric Tortilla Warmer: New One Minute Video

Apparently, the term “social distancing” is not being used by our neighbors to the north. Our Canadian friends are using the much more romantic phrase, “exiled for the good of the realm”. 🙂 My friend, Debbie, says it’s much better … Continue reading

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How to Make a Floor Pillow Mat: New One Minute Video

Since many of us are staying home these days, here’s a comfy DIY idea to make for some serious snuggle time with your kids or grandkids. This just might be a good time to be making holiday gifts. Or maybe … Continue reading

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How to Make Felt Succulent Plants

How lucky am I? Being able to create content for eHow and being able to work remotely from my little rural Eastern Oregon town has definitely been a blessing and even more so during these times of “social distancing”. I … Continue reading

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How to Can Peach Jam: A New One Minute Video

Social distancing can have some perks. It’s all in how you look at it. Hunkering down with your loved ones, getting some much needed chores accomplished, or finally having time to learn how to make something new. Maybe learning how … Continue reading

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Southwest Sew Along: Amy Smith

Amy Smith was brave to sew along with us on this season of Refashion Runway: Season Five. Thank you Amy! Here is her version of the Southwest Challenge: I have taken a rug from an op shop and refashioned it … Continue reading

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The Overall Winners of Refashion Runway: Season Five

WOW! Every season of Refashion Runway has it’s own personality and if I was to describe this season with one word, it would be STRONG. So many capable, energetic, tenacious, and solid designers and each of them enchanted us with … Continue reading

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