Tag Archives: The Refashion Handbook

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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A Tote Bag Tutorial

Tote bags, tote bags! Who wants to make a tote bag? Tote bags are an easy first project if you’re just learning to sew or a wonderful way to get back into sewing to refresh your skills. Even if you’ve been sewing … Continue reading

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10 Most Popular Posts of 2015

“Remember, Cooper, something wonderful is going to happen today!” Even though Cooper sometimes sighs and raises his eyebrows when I say this, I can tell by the way the corners of his mouth go up a bit and by the little … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: A New Series

So, you’ve watched Project Runway for years now. You marvel at the haute couture creations of the young seamstress in the series, The Time in Between by María Dueñas. You run your hands over beautiful textiles as you wander through fabric shops imagining … Continue reading

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“The Next Black” and Give an Old Coat a New Look: An Easy Wool Coat Refashion

I love a good documentary. And when it explores the future of fashion and gives me some new vocabulary words to throw around in certain circles, EVEN BETTER! The Next Black is a compelling film that explores the way innovative designers … Continue reading

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DIY: Removable Faux Fur Cuffs

Ooh La La! Shopping never looked so good! My beautiful friend Linda is looking mighty fine in these, easy to make, removable faux fur cuffs. No need to make separate cuffs for all of your coats and jackets. Just make … Continue reading

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Holiday Sale: 25% Off The Refashion Handbook: Refit, Redesign, Remake For Every Body

Thanks for stopping by all these years! Your visits, comments and encouragement make it all worth it. For your holiday shopping pleasure, The Refashion Handbook is now 25% off. Click here to order some for the seamstresses in your life. Have a … Continue reading

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How to Hem Knits Without a Serger

I’m here to tell you that you can sew most anything on a basic sewing machine. Nothing too fancy here for The Renegade Seamstress. However, one of these days, I just know someone important in the sewing world is going … Continue reading

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How to Make a Pattern From Your Favorite Clothes

 We’ve all had one — that comfortable dress we want to wear every day and wish we had in every color. Well, wish no more. Learn how to create a pattern from that favorite dress, so you can make a … Continue reading

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