Tag Archives: Thrifting

DIY Reusable Grocery & Produce Bag From a Dishtowel: New Video and I’d Love Your Opinion

Are you ready to join the zero-waste movement? Have plastic grocery and produce bags been trying to take over your home? Have you been shoving these plastic bags into closets and cupboards for years now so they fall at your … Continue reading

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Throwback Saturday: Polka Dot Shirt Redesign Tutorial

“Life is trying things to see if they work.” -Ray Bradbury This shirt and post are the perfect examples of Ray Bradbury’s quote. When I started out redesigning this huge shirt, I wasn’t really sure where I was going with … Continue reading

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Throwback Friday: Little Girl’s Sweater Dress Refashioned From an Adult Sweater

Pretty sure Shakespeare was thinking about Brooke when he wrote: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” Who knew, 5 years ago, when this picture was taken, that Brooke would fiercely overcome some incredible odds, impress people all over … Continue reading

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New Video: How to Make a Sweater Quilt

If you were as obsessed with “Smitten” making as I was, you most likely have a pile of sweater scraps that need a purpose. How about making a soft and cozy sweater quilt? This quilt used all cashmere and soft … Continue reading

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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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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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Costume Week: Homemade Dorothy Inspired Costume, Ruby Slippers and All

Welcome back to Costume Week at The Renegade Seamstress. Today, you can Follow the Yellow Brick Road and click your heels three times to find out how to make the iconic Dorothy costume. “You’ve always had the power my dear, … Continue reading

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Throwback Saturday: Five Minute T-Shirt Shrug Tutorial

I don’t know about you, but I felt a bit of fall in the air yesterday. I’m not ready to give up my summer dresses quite yet so here’s a great way to be able to wear them a little … Continue reading

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Throwback Saturday: Denim Dress Refashion

Who doesn’t love a good denim dress? Well not this one. Eddie, Eddie, Eddie! What were you thinking? No wonder someone dropped it off at the thrift store. They probably laid it on the doorstep, rang the doorbell and ran. … Continue reading

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Throwback Saturday: Cropped Denim Jacket

Just spent two weeks in Minnesota so I thought this would be the perfect post to bring back to life: Time froze for me the other day while at my beautiful niece Melanie’s house in St. Paul. The kids playing hockey in the driveway, … Continue reading

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