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.

Happy Mother’s Day: DIY Felt Tulips Tutorial

The smell of freshly mowed green grass, the sound of chirping birds, and the sight of beautiful tulips are sure signs that spring has sprung. Many people get the urge to slip on their gardening gloves and get to work … Continue reading

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10 DIY Sewing Storage & Organization Ideas

If you love to spend time crafting and sewing, you’ve most likely accumulated mountains of supplies. Each of the items you’ve collected could represent a dream of some sort — a future project to do when the time is right. … Continue reading

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Recap of Refashion Runway: Season Five and Do You Want a Season Six?

Some of you might be asking What is Refashion Runway Anyway? As a refresher, Refashion Runway is a friendly sewing competition. Here’s how it works: Much like Project Runway and The Great British Sewing Bee, we’ll choose eight refashion seamstresses … Continue reading

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Visible Mending: 7 Beautiful Ways to Give Your Clothes New Life

Mending has been around forever, but with the rise of cheap, fast fashion, it seemed silly to mend when you could just go get something new. However, that frame of mind was filling up our landfills with throwaway textiles faster … Continue reading

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DIY Spring Welcome Mat

The birds are starting to sing again, days are getting warmer and there is a light green wash covering the trees and the ground. It must mean spring is just around the corner! This is a great time to brighten … Continue reading

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How to Make Wool Dryer Balls From an Old Sweater

Oh no! You reached for your favorite wool sweater and realized with heartache that the moths have gotten to it, and now there are holes. Maybe your treasured alpaca wool sweater has been unraveling, and you’ve been wondering what to … Continue reading

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10 Delightful Holiday Sewing Projects

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and if you like to create and give handmade gifts, today is the perfect day to get started. Here are 10 ideas for fun holiday projects to get you in the mood. … Continue reading

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DIY Photo Snow Globe Ornament

Who knew the whole time I was making these Photo Snow Globe Ornaments I’d be smiling? And, who knew “dashing through the snow” could be so much fun? This season, trim your tree with these “make and shake” personalized ornaments … Continue reading

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Homemade Cranberry Pepper Jam Recipe

This cranberry pepper jam not only made me smile with it’s beautiful holiday vibes and tastes, but it was so much fun to try some new low key photography, making the jam pop from a darker background. It’s a challenging … Continue reading

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Easy Canned Apple Pie Filling Recipe

Are you looking for something fun to do this fall? One delicious way to celebrate autumn is to visit a local apple orchard. A day at the orchard can include fresh apple cider, warm doughnuts and hayrides as well as … Continue reading

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