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Mittens Made From Old Sweaters: Another Great DIY Holiday Gift Video and Tutorial (If I Do Say So Myself :) )

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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Easy to Make Festive Faux Fur Collar So You Can Attend Your Holiday Parties in Style

It’s no secret that I love parties! The bigger, the better. The more the merrier. So many reasons for a party, so little time. I truly am a walking party cliche. 🙂 To me, one of the best things about the holiday … 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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Throwback Tuesday: An Upcycled Sweater Just in Time For Christmas

Thrift store clothes amaze me. Even after all these years of shopping second hand, I’m still thrilled when I find quality clothing for very little moolah. And even better, they don’t even have to fit when you know how to … Continue reading

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5 Holiday Gifts You Can Make This Weekend

It’s Black Friday and the big question is… Should you shop or should you sew? You know what my answer would be… Sew of course! #1 This Adorable Cookie Bag is Perfect For Your Cookie Exchange Give your delicious cookies the presentation they … Continue reading

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How to Sew a Weighted Blanket: A New Video

The next time you’d like to catch some serious z’s, snuggle up with a weighted blanket and wake up on the right side of the bed every morning. If you have insomnia or sensory integration issues, a weighted blanket just … Continue reading

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Costume Week: Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

I’m pretty sure Susan, from Second Chances by Susan is a good witch. She used her powers for good during the second season of Refashion Runway and won the Halloween Challenge with this stunning refashioned witch costume. Starting with this menagerie of … Continue reading

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Costume Week: Glinda the Good Witch

Welcome back to Costume Week! If you tend to be more of a good witch than a bad witch, you can create this classic Glinda costume for Halloween from an outdated formal dress found at a thrift store. Just add … 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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Costume Week: There’s a New Sheriff in Town

It’s that time of year again! Time to pull out a few thrift store finds from the bottom of the pile and create a fun costume for Halloween. My motto is quick and easy these days so I kept it … Continue reading

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