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One-Hour Wonder – Upcycled Swing Coat

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I wanted something new to wear to an event, so I took a trip to our local thrift shop and found a beautiful fuchsia designer woven silk swing coat. But what to wear it with it?

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Turn Your Test Stitch-Outs and Orphan Quilt Blocks into Art!

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Linda H. has found a use for scraps and embroidery testings….putting them on pre-stretched art canvas, finishing the back, and hanging them on the wall in her sewing room. We think they look great!

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Through the Needle ONLINE, Issue #19

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Through the Needle ONLINE, Issue #19, is full of simple-to-sew projects, all perfect for holiday decorating and gift-giving.

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Give and Get Back

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It’s no secret that people are attached to their stuff, especially the stuff that we use every day. Let’s face it, the stuff is not just our “things,” the stuff becomes our companion. It’s watched us develop our skills, been with us through celebrations, and sometimes been there to see us at our, shall I

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Upcycled and Stitched Paper Basket

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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!”

Upcycled denim shorts made into a small purse. #diy #sew

New Use for “Undergrown” Shorts

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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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Sew to Celebrate Earth Day!

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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

DIY Recyled Ties ID Case

How to Make a Recycled Tie ID Case

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Even if your ID picture looks as embarrassing as ours, your carrying case will look gorgeous. This stylish holder lets you easily flash your card and it’s super-handy. Carry everything you need for a night on the town in your portable, posh pouch.