Don’t you love this basket? Look closely; can you tell what it’s made of? Barb Lake, BERNINA at Fancyworks, Marissa, IL, recycled packing paper and stitched up a sturdy basket to use for displays. She told me, “I just couldn’t send all that good paper into the recycling bin!”
A WeAllSew reader recently recycled a pair of shorts she “undergrew” (this is the opposite of “outgrew”). She lost weight and took a pair of her old shorts and made a small purse to accommodate her cell phone, keys, and wallet.
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Celebrate Earth Day this year by using your sewing skills to reuse, recycle, and repurpose. We’ve pulled together a sampling of our best projects that are repurposed or recycled, or that help you to recycle. There are projects for all sewers, no matter what your experience or skill level. So pick a project, get stitching, and help keep our
Keep your best friend cozy and stylish when she’s out in the elements with this tutorial and resizable pattern for a dog coat. For the raw materials, you can tap into the never-ending supply of jackets in thrift stores and yard sales.
Tote bags are so popular these days, and sometimes you end up with a pile of plain totes in the back of a closet. We have some great tips for giving an old tote some new life.
As the weather is changing, I have been quickly serging together a fall/winter wardrobe. One of my favorite tricks is to find a great sweater dress (secondhand) and cut it up, then remake it into a sweater and a scarf!
Students need pencils, pens and protractors. Sewers need needles, pins and thread. And all ladies need lip gloss, mascara and double-stick tape. So here’s a project to keep all your “Where’s my” and “I can’t find mys” in check. It’s a unique zippered bag made of foil juice pouches!