March was a really busy month and there were lots of changes in the studio. Now that Shane is learning to sew it was obvious that the living room needed to shrink a bit more. At least it was obvious to me! Shane of course got on board and we were finally able to bring […]
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Sewing is a skill which was once passed down from mother to daughter, generation to generation. At one time it was a necessity if a family was to be clothed. When I was growing up, I was fortunate to have a mother who was a master seamstress. She made just about everything I wore. One […]
Shane bought this great mens 100% wool sweater for less than $5 at a thrift store and brought it home for me to turn into something else. First I cut the sleeves off and turned them into gift bag sleeves for wine bottles. Then I cut out the upper chest section, lined it with an […]
What do you do when you are browsing a thrift store and you run across a Woolwich sweater vest in perfect condition but obviously in a style your elementary school teacher would have worn but it’s only $3? Well you buy the sweater and you turn it into a cowl.
I love wool and it kills me to see the countless 100% wool clothing items especially suits discarded at thrift stores. One of my favorite ways to up cycle wool suits is making coffee cozies. With a rotary cutter and basic sewing notes along with a bit of creativity you can up cycle even […]