Tag Archives: reconstructed clothing

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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DIY Embroidered Bell Bottom Inserts: One Minute Video

Ok, so I’m minding my own business, flipping through the new Sundance catalog and what do I see? Embroidered bell bottom jeans!!!!!!! I couldn’t believe my eyes, but there they were in all of their free-spirit glory. 🙂 Be still … Continue reading

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DIY One Minute Video: Off-the-Shoulder Shirt

Sometimes, I worry about myself. Katie used to remind me quite often that it wasn’t the 70’s anymore. Maybe she was right, perhaps I haven’t moved on. I’ve always had a thing about off-the-shoulder blouses. I think they are so … Continue reading

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How to Turn a Crew Neck T-Shirt Into a V-Neck: A Fun One Minute Sewing Video

For those group shirts you get from school/company/race/sport etc. that come with a high crew neck that seems to choke you and you’d like to feel like you had a little more breathing room…. Many women also choose a V-neck … Continue reading

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A New Video Series to Binge Watch: The Renegade Seamstress Show

Need a new video series to binge watch? Well, you’ve come to the right place! OK, so it might not be the next Downton Abby or This is Us, and it really isn’t called The Renegade Seamstress Show (although I think … Continue reading

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Mend Those Jeans With a Sashiko-Inspired Stitch

Remember when I confessed that I hated mending? It’s true! In the past, when I glanced at my mending basket, I’d hear those high-pitched horror movie violins and run the other way. I know it’s weird, for as much I … Continue reading

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