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How to Turn Jeans Into a Skirt

Turning jeans into skirts isn’t a new idea and was certainly never my idea.  When I was growing up everything was DIY and clothes weren’t as cheap as they are today so there was a lot of upcycling going on (did anyone else have fabric ruffles added to their too short jeans?) And although I […] Read more…

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Sewing for Endorphins

Earlier this week my local quilt shop hosted a charity sewing event. I think it was the highlight of my week. It wasn’t that it was a morning sewing with others in a fabric store, no less, which could easily be the highlight of a typical week for me. No, the highlight was what we were doing that morning. […] Read more…

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Me Made May 2017

  I did it. I signed up for this year’s Me Made May. It’s my second time now and I’m uppin’ the ante. Zoe, the hostess of and genius behind,  Me Made May, says, “Me Made May ’17 is a challenge designed to encourage people who sew/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycle garments for themselves to wear and love them more.” If only all my […] Read more…

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How To Make Fabric Necklaces

These necklaces appeared in a half-awake, half-asleep dream one recent Saturday and on the following Monday, I saw them on someone else’s Instagram feed. You can say great minds think alike or the collective consciousness or just simple timing but actually this simple tube necklace has been around in traditional craft and jewelry for a very long […] Read more…

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