Tag Archives: Thrifting

Refashion Runway Season Four: Meet the All-Stars Edition Sponsors

I’m giddy with excitement about Season Four of Refashion Runway and from what I’m hearing, you are, too. Much like Project Runway and The Great British Sewing Bee, we’ve chosen seven of your favorites from the first three seasons of Refashion Runway to … Continue reading

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More News I’ve Been Busting at the Seams to Tell You

Don’t you just love it when you send an idea out into the universe and lo and behold it appears to you as if by magic? Last fall, I was checking into the logistics of creating video classes for you. … Continue reading

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DIY Your Guy a Skinny Tie for Father’s Day

If shopping for the perfect Father’s Day gift for that dapper father in your life has you fit to be tied, how about making a new skinny tie for his special day? Popular in the 20s, the 60s, the 80s … Continue reading

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“Vacay All Day” in This Fun DIY Summer Hat

Ah, summer: it’s the time of year when you want to spend every single day out in the sunshine. And whether or not you’re soaking up rays in your backyard or on a holiday, now is the time to take … 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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DIY: You CAN Rock That Too-Small Leather Skirt After All!

I’ve always thought that there is something so extravagant, so luxurious, and so gorgeous about a leather skirt. Leather skirts seemed a bit self-indulgent to me, but you know what?Why not be a bit self-indulgent during the holiday season? We’re so totally worth … 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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A Truly Inspiring Refashion Story: Angel Gowns

I have two new heroes…. John and Diane Wright. They are my refashion heroes!!! To see what refashioning looks like in it’s finest form, check out what this couple is doing with yard sale wedding dresses. I’d love to be involved in … Continue reading

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Sewing 101: 14 Basic Sewing Alterations You Can Do Yourself

 You could hire an expensive tailor, you could ask your friend or you could even send them off to your mother, but why do those things when you could actually do it yourself. Altering your own clothes can be fun. Really! … Continue reading

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I Dream of “Genie” and How to Change a Crew Neck T-Shirt into a V-Neck

I saw it, but walked right past the unassuming plain sewing machine case, there on the floor of the thrift store. Just keep walking, I thought, you don’t need another sewing machine. But on my way out, I happen to look down … Continue reading

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