Author Archives: The Renegade Seamstress

About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.

DIY Washable Shopping Cart Handle Cover: New One Minute Video

When the time comes to venture out and stock up on essential groceries, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself safe. In addition to social distancing, wearing a mask and having a list to reduce your … Continue reading

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How to Preserve Pickled Asparagus: New One Minute Video

Spring has arrived! Trees are budding, birds are singing and asparagus is popping up all over. Time to pick up some fresh, local asparagus and get your pickling pants on. Keep these handy jars of deliciousness in your cupboard for … Continue reading

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15 Handmade Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day That She Will Love

The delight of creating and choosing joy no matter what. My mom in a nutshell. It is in her honor that I bring these projects ideas to you today, hoping that her legacy will live on through me and through … Continue reading

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DIY Cardstock & Yarn Basket Weaving: New One Minute Video

Today is my birthday! Since celebrating together with my friends and family isn’t an option this year, I put together a fun basket tutorial for you instead. Hope it comes in handy when planning out your days in quarantine. Baskets are … Continue reading

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How to Make Sleeves Bigger: New One Minute Video

Whether your sleeves are too tight or you’re just trying to create a statement with some billowy new sleeves, adding an insert is an adjustment that even a beginner can do. You can choose your level of drama by varying … Continue reading

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DIY Cardboard Loom Bracelet: New One Minute Video

Friendship — one of life’s most precious gifts. When you need a helping hand, a listening ear or a good laugh, our besties will always be there to help us through the good times and the hard times. Especially those … Continue reading

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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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