DIY Ruffled Bag

How to Make a Hippitee-Do-Dah Bag

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I’m very excited to share with you the much-requested Hippitee-Do-Dah Bag tutorial. I taught this sassy t-shirt-upcycling project last April at the Craftcation Conference.

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Pretty Upcycled Vintage Hankie Scarf Pattern Give-Away

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Take a peek at the pretty scarf Jo made from part of her vintage handkerchief collection, and enter to win the Indygo Junction e-pattern PLUS a $25 gift certificate for more.

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What To Do With Your Worn-Out Wardrobe

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When you clean out your closets and drawers to find worn-out or barely worn clothes that you no longer wear, what do you do? Here are some great ideas for what to do with your worn-out wardrobe!

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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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Update an Old Basket Liner

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Everyone has a basket around that could use some refreshing – it’s easy to update the liner following our instructions. Don’t forget Halloween’s just around the corner and baskets make great candy dishes or Trick or Treat bags.

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Deconstruct a Shirt with LUKE Haynes

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Hey everyone! I want to share with you the way I disassemble a shirt into working yardage. I use this all the time to get material from the clothes I get from myself or from Goodwill.

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Upcycle Old Jeans Pockets into a Fun Organizer

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This quick, easy, and fun project features pockets from your favorite worn-out or outdated jeans. Embellish pockets with crystals, applique, paint, or embroidery – express yourself!

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From Boring Black Boots to a New Western Purse

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I found these boots on the shelf of a thrift store. They were boring black with black stitching, but the price was right. Now they’re part of a fabulous western-style purse!

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How to Sew a Teekini Tankini Bikini

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Gone are my days of wearing an itty bitty teeny tiny yellow polka dot bikini – yet summer has arrived and the beach calls my name. But who really wants to shop for a new bathing suit? Today I’m going to share a quick and easy teekini tankini bikini (say that 10x fast!) that can be made with materials you already have on hand – two t-shirts, a pair of scissors, elastic, and a needle with thread.

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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!”