It’s no secret I love to sew, and I particularly love to sew with recycled fabrics. This is for two reasons. One is cost—I live in the UK where fabric costs £14/meter, which is equivalent to $12/ yard. Secondly, because it’s kinder to our world’s limited resources to reuse where we can. One of my go-to […]
Refashion clothes and more to create something totally new!
Don’t throw away those old sweaters! Feed your thrifty side and learn to refashion them into a beautiful bag. Today, Maureen Wilson from Made By Marzipan shares this tutorial on how to transform an old sweater into a bag: Have an old sweater on hand? I’ll show you how to transform it into an adorable […]
A budget-wise sewist is a smart one! As we all know, fabric can be very expensive, and other sewing materials make this craft a heavy-hitter at the bank. When the holidays roll around and we’re sewing up a storm, it becomes even more important to be thrifty. This might just be our most important tip […]
If you love vintage sewing patterns, then do we have the collection for you! We created lists of retro sewing tutorials and style guides for the most influential decades in twentieth-century fashion. This wide range of easy sewing patterns features popular trends from over the last century for everything from men’s accessories like these classic 1920s-inspired Super Speedy […]
Do you have a stash of old T-shirts taking up valuable space in your closet? These 20 T-shirt upcycle ideas will clear your closet with fun crafts and refashion projects. From T-shirt quilts to upcycled bags and totes, you are sure to find an idea that will turn your old tee into a practical project. […]
This week, we fell totally in love with upcycled sewing projects. Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in our fabric stashes and stack of exciting new patterns, that we forget about the amazing sewing projects that can be created with our existing garments and old blankets. We hope you enjoy these upcycled, recycled, and straight […]