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!”
Do you have an old jean jacket that’s just a little outdated and boring? Kerry Finn tells how she used Rit Dye, frayed threads, embroidery, and a bit of serging to transform a plain garment into a boutique-stye jacket.
Our third and final WeAllSew Challenge, “Break the Spell of Routine Halloweens,” is now ready for voting. Visit our Facebook fan page to see all the creative projects and vote for your favorite most awesome upcycled Halloween costume made out of some old “odd-and-ends” found in the deepest corners of our contestants’ wardrobes!
Our first two WeAllSew Challenges, the “Wedding Dress Makeover” and “Make Yourself at Home,” were a lot of fun with a ton of wonderful project creations from our challenge participants. Now the time has come for unveiling our final WeAllSew Challenge. So be inspired to break the spell of routine Halloweens!
August. It’s too hot to go outside, so what is there to do? Fill a glass with ice cubes, pour in your favorite tea or lemonade, and sit down with the latest Through the Needle ONLINE magazine, Issue #13.
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.
Visit our Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/berninausa) to see all the creative projects and vote for your favorite upcylced project into reinvented home decor! You can vote once every day. Voting ends May 27, 2012.
It’s hard to believe my stroll into Beatnik Betty’s would turn out like this!! When BERNINA staff suggested I send a picture of my sewing room, I actually laughed out loud. My sewing room consists of an overcrowded and un-organized craft closet, and an old table my 2-year-old uses for crafts in our office/playroom!
Today marks the official first day of the WeAllSew Challenge! Remember, it is easy to enter: Upload a photo of your finished project along with a brief description to our Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/berninausa starting today through March 19.