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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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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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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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Easy to Make Festive Faux Fur Collar So You Can Attend Your Holiday Parties in Style

It’s no secret that I love parties! The bigger, the better. The more the merrier. So many reasons for a party, so little time. I truly am a walking party cliche. 🙂 To me, one of the best things about the holiday … Continue reading

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Sweater to Hat and Mitten Tutorial

There’s a crackling fire in our wood stove and the fresh snow in the mountains is inspiring me  to refashion an ill-fitting sweater into a festive pair of mittens and a warm hat. How about you? Click here for the … Continue reading

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DIY Felted Wool Coffee Cozy (Great for Gifting)

Brrrrrrrr… I woke up the other day to the first frost, reminding me that winter really is on its way. Definitely time to bring out those warm sweaters and bundle up. How about making a sweater for your favorite winter … Continue reading

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Throwback Tuesday: An Upcycled Sweater Just in Time For Christmas

Thrift store clothes amaze me. Even after all these years of shopping second hand, I’m still thrilled when I find quality clothing for very little moolah. And even better, they don’t even have to fit when you know how to … Continue reading

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Costume Week: Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

I’m pretty sure Susan, from Second Chances by Susan is a good witch. She used her powers for good during the second season of Refashion Runway and won the Halloween Challenge with this stunning refashioned witch costume. Starting with this menagerie of … Continue reading

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Costume Week: There’s a New Sheriff in Town

It’s that time of year again! Time to pull out a few thrift store finds from the bottom of the pile and create a fun costume for Halloween. My motto is quick and easy these days so I kept it … Continue reading

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Costume Week: Wicked Witch of the West

It’s costume week at The Renegade Seamstress! Whether you’ve been invited to a costume party or you’re lucky enough to be able to dress up at work, it’s never too early to be thinking of this year’s Halloween costume. Here is a week’s … Continue reading

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