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.

Throwback Friday: Little Girl’s Sweater Dress Refashioned From an Adult Sweater

Pretty sure Shakespeare was thinking about Brooke when he wrote: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” Who knew, 5 years ago, when this picture was taken, that Brooke would fiercely overcome some incredible odds, impress people all over … Continue reading

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New Video: How to Make a Sweater Quilt

If you were as obsessed with “Smitten” making as I was, you most likely have a pile of sweater scraps that need a purpose. How about making a soft and cozy sweater quilt? This quilt used all cashmere and soft … Continue reading

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Video: Wrap Up in Style With This DIY Blanket Coat

Look! Is it a cape? Is it a shawl? Is it a poncho? NO! It’s a BLANKET COAT… I found this wool blanket at my thrift store awhile back and have been waiting for just the right moment to use it. … Continue reading

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DIY: Deer Head Silhouette Sweater

I have a love/hate relationship with deer. When twenty of them are milling around the field in front of my picture windows with the snow covered Eagle Cap mountains rising up behind them, I’m totally in love. But, when they … Continue reading

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New Video: How to Make a Fabric Purse Organizer

Who knew that a 5 year old would know the Hallelujah chorus?! But sure enough, each time one of my students gets excited about something we’re doing, he raises his hands in the air and exclaims: “HALLELUJAH”!!! Cracks me up … Continue reading

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New Video: Make a Cozy Little Girl’s Sweater Skirt From an Old Sweater

The snow is falling, fireplaces are lit up, and the smell of hot chocolate is in the air. It’s the perfect time to pull out an old sweater from the bottom of your closet and create a cute and cozy … Continue reading

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How to Make a Travel Neck Pillow: DIY Video and Tutorial

In-flight snoozing on those red-eye flights just got easier and much more fashionable. When sleeping upright is your only option, this soft and comfortable DIY neck pillow will help you get the Zzz’s you need. Make one to match your … Continue reading

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Easy Last Minute DIY Gift: Flannel and Fringe Scarf (Tutorial and Video)

Little did my mom know that when she declared the Christmas of 1971 as a “Handmade Holiday,” she changed my life forever. I can still remember feeling so honored and loved when even my dad, who was Mr. Busy and Mr. … Continue reading

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Create a Cute Tassel Christmas Tree Skirt

If your Saturday includes holiday decorating and you want to make a new, modern tree skirt, here’s one that you can literally make in minutes from a round tablecloth. And it has tassels!!! Pin Me!! Click here for the directions. … Continue reading

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Mittens Made From Old Sweaters: Another Great DIY Holiday Gift Video and Tutorial (If I Do Say So Myself :) )

You need to be careful what you wear around me. Be very, very careful. Each sweater I lay my eyes on these days becomes a potential mitten fantasy to me. While you think I’m listening to you talk about your … Continue reading

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