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.

Upcycled Sweater Mitten Tutorial and Pattern, Just Like Bernie’s

You guys!! All of the fun memes of Bernie Sanders and his upcycled sweater mittens have just been crackin’ me up!! I couldn’t help posting links to all of my Sweater Mittens patterns, tutorials and videos throughout the years, just … Continue reading

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DIY Fleece Pocket Scarf: New One Minute Video and Another Giveaway

Wow, I’m counting my blessings this morning and boy, I have so many! In addition to my family, my friends, my beautiful home, and my health, I’m so blessed to be able to create tutorials for eHow and I enjoy … Continue reading

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The Winner of the No-Sew Fleece Hat and the No-Sew Fleece Fringe Scarf

I’ve been so blessed through this blog, through eHow, through my book, through my videos, webinars and classes and through your support and encouragement. Your interactions, clicks, comments and well wishes have helped to bring me opportunities and helped to … Continue reading

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DIY No-Sew Fleece Fringe Scarf Plus Another Giveaway

Baby, it’s cold outside, and a fringe scarf will not only keep you cozy and warm but will also make a nice accent for any outfit. You don’t even have to know how to sew for this piece-of-cake project. Just … Continue reading

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DIY No-Sew Fleece Hat Plus a Giveaway

Get ready for winter and keep your noggin warm with a delightful DIY fleece hat. Even if sewing isn’t your thing, you can still make a cozy, soft hat to match every outfit. It’s a simple project, and your biggest … Continue reading

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DIY Felt Gingerbread Ornaments: New One Minute Video

Dating all the way back to the 15th century, the gingerbread man has become a holiday classic. It’s no wonder that so many people choose to make this cookie during the holidays with the delicious scents that fill the house … Continue reading

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DIY Gnome Bottle Toppers: New One Minute Video

Up your gift-giving game and present the gnome lovers on your list with a bottle of their favorite drink topped with a delightful handmade gnome. These little Nordic folklore creatures were originally thought to protect the homestead unless they weren’t … Continue reading

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DIY Fabric Hot Dish Basket: New One Minute Video

A sit-down dinner during the holidays (or at any time for that matter) is a real treat, and eating family-style can make a shared meal feel even more warm and cozy. However, passing those hot dishes around the table with … Continue reading

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DIY Mittens From an Upcycled Flannel Shirt = Shmittens :)

Hey all you Smitten people out there. Remember my Mittens Made From Sweaters posts and videos? Well, here’s another fun idea that I’m now calling: SHMITTENS!!! Hahahahaha! Get it? Shirt + Mittens = SHMITTENS!!! Oh my gosh, sometimes I just … Continue reading

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DIY Tote Bag From an Upcycled Flannel Shirt

There’s just something so cozy and comfy about a flannel shirt. The weather starts to get cooler and we happily bring out our thermals. We layer them over turtlenecks and under vests, but why not bring that same snug feeling … Continue reading

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