Tag Archives: DIY

How to Make a Little Girl’s Sweater Even If Knitting Isn’t Your Thing

Knitting Envy. It’s a thing, you know, and I’ve got it bad. It’s that jealousy you feel when your social media feed is filled with cute little girls in those adorable little hand knit sweaters but sewing is more your … Continue reading

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How to Look Great and Avoid Hat Hair This Winter

Move over headband, now there’s an even better way to stay warm and look great with your hair up. Make this trendy messy bun/ponytail hat even if your skills don’t include knitting or crocheting. Just grab an old sweater and … Continue reading

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Make a Casserole Carrier: A New One Minute Video

 If your winter social calendar includes heading over to friends for a potluck, keep your hot dish hot with this easy-to-make Insulated Casserole Carrier. You can check out the step-by-step tutorial here or scroll down to the bottom to check … Continue reading

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Felt Gift Bag: A New One Minute Video and a Giveaway

When it comes to holiday get togethers, there’s nothing quite like showing up at your gathering with a nice bottle of wine. Bring your gift-giving game up a notch when you present your vino in this felt gift bag featuring … Continue reading

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How to Hand Knit a “Giganto” Blanket: New One (and a half) Minute Video

 Who doesn’t like snuggling up with a cozy blanket, a good book and a steaming cup of cocoa when the weather gets cold outside? Make this on-trend, giganto knit blanket using only your hands. Yep, that’s right, no needles required for this … Continue reading

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Two Gift Ideas for the Seamstress (Or the Wannabe Seamstress) in Your Life

If you’ve already purchased The Refashion Handbook and would like another gift idea for those seamstresses or seamsters in your life, you can get my class Learn to Upcycle & Refashion Sweaters from Annie’s Crafts. You can purchase it as … Continue reading

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New One Minute Video: Sweater to Mittens = “Smittens”

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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A Great Gift For the Seamstress in Your Life: The Refashion Handbook $10 Sale

One of the best ways to learn to sew, is transforming thrift store clothes into something more modern. Not only is it much more cost friendly than buying new fabric, but you can do your part to help keep so … Continue reading

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New New One Minute Video: Create a Cozy Cardigan Cowl and Boot Socks From an Old Sweater

Well, it’s official. Thanksgiving is over so let the Christmas festivities begin… Here’s an idea for those of you who love to recycle and create handmade gifts for your friends and families but don’t have loads of time. Create a … Continue reading

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Transform a Pullover into a Cardigan

Pullovers just don’t do anything for my body. But a cardigan…..SO MUCH MORE FLATTERING, not to mention versatile. Here’s my newest ehow video on how to change a pullover sweater into a cardigan. And yes, it really is this easy. 🙂 … Continue reading

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