Monthly Archives: February 2010

Juice Pack bag

I know we have featured our juice pack pencil case before, but today, we have stepped it up. Presenting the juice pack tote. We laid out a pattern and sewed the packs together and added some bias tape at the … Continue reading

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This cute baby set used to be a tshirt. Really. We had a t-shirt that no one could wear, so we made a baby hat, a baby bib and a burp cloth. Melany added the applique’s for a stylish look. … Continue reading

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Today’s re-purposing project answers that age old question: What do you do with dryer lint? Well, you make pillows, of course. Simply use it in place of poly-fill to stuff a pillow sewn from your favorite fabric.  It took about … Continue reading

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From plain old jacket to beer jacket. Have you seen those really pretty wine bottle holders? Well, they are a perfect gift for a lady. But we have a couple of guys who really like beer. So, Melany took an … Continue reading

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Ribbon Bobbin

The ribbon bobbin (or ribbon spool). Since we sew a lot, we go through thread spools quickly. We also noticed that our ribbon box was a bit messy. By winding the loose ribbon around the empty spool and pinning it … Continue reading

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Today’s re-purposing project: pin saucer. I (Carol) happen to have more saucers than cups from my wedding dishes (3 kids, go figure). By hot gluing a strong magnet on the bottom of a saucer, we now have a handy dish … Continue reading

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Our final curtain re-purposing project (for the time being) comes from Melany. For Christmas, she turned some old (and by “old” I mean, not used anymore), kitchen curtains into adorable pajamas for Ava and her favorite doll. She made the … Continue reading

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Curtains Here is another way to refresh old curtains. By cutting off the bottom of the curtain and sewing on a contrasting fabric you have a new look.  Melany used an old bed skirt for her contrasting fabric.

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Curtains Instead of buying new curtains try refreshing some that you already have.  We took some plain cream colored curtain panels and gave them a new look by adding a stenciled design.  Fabric paint or wall paint, a stencil, and … Continue reading

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A curtain re-purposing success story. When we had our sewing day at the Foundry, our friend, Becky, brought in some valances she wanted to re-purpose. She is a novice sewer, but with a little help she transformed the valances into … Continue reading

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