Upcycle Ideas for Sewing Supplies

Upcycle Ideas for Sewing Supplies

From buttons to spools and zippers to tables, old sewing supplies end up at thrift stores, yard sales, and antique shops all the time. Cookie tins of notions or jars filled with wooden spools are a common sight and ideal for any number of projects. But even if you aren’t a sewist, those sewing supplies are ripe for repurposing, as well- no stitching required. So, if you’re interested in a few upcycle ideas for notions and such, you’ve come to the right place.Read more ›

Craft Ideas with Vintage Fabric

Craft Ideas with Vintage Fabric

Vintage fabric and linens are such a great source of material for anyone who enjoys fabric crafts. Whether you sew a lot or a little, there are lots of projects that put those retro linens to terrific reuse. And if you’re lucky enough to find a pretty bed sheet at the thrift store, then you’ll get a lot of yardage for very little cost. So, if you’ve been looking for some upcycle inspiration for tea towels, bed sheets, and other vintage fabric, then this collection is just what you’ve been waiting for.Read more ›

Easy Sewing Projects with an Upcycled Twist

Easy Sewing Projects with an Upcycled Twist

Thrift stores, yard sales, and even your own closets are filled with any number of fabric sources. From old clothes to table linens and everything in between, these secondhand materials are absolutely perfect for any number of easy sewing projects. Not only are they inexpensive fabrics, but if they’re blemished in some way, then they’re ripe for repurposing with a little bit of sewing magic. Here are some great sewing projects that are simple, approachable, and perfect for a beginner.Read more ›

Wellness and Relaxation Through Quilting: Unraveling Stress With Every Stitch

Wellness and Relaxation Through Quilting: Unraveling Stress With Every Stitch

More than half of all Americans admit to being concerned for their mental health. If you fall into that half, you might be seeking better ways to deal with stress and anxiety. A therapeutic hobby like quilting can take your mind off mental health issues. Learn how you can try quilt-making to increase your emotional and physical wellness and well-being.Read more ›

Refashioning with Vintage Patches

Refashioning with Vintage Patches

I’ve had a love affair with vintage patches for as long as I can remember. It probably goes back to my days of Brownies or Girl Scouts and earning all those badges! But even in college, I’d spend my mad money on patches from the Army-Navy Surplus Store to decorate my beloved denim jacket.Read more ›

Blue Fall Decor with a Pumpkin Throw Pillow

Blue Fall Decor with a Pumpkin Throw Pillow

Back when I was writing my book, “Crafting with Flannel”, I thrifted several shirts that were pretty enough to photograph as-is for the book. One of them sported an assemblage of colors that made me think of Fall in a funky and alternative way. So, I set it aside for a year, mulling over several ideas, including a pumpkin throw pillow.Read more ›

Boho Pillow Covers from Upcycled Sweaters

Boho Pillow Covers from Upcycled Sweaters

If you read my book, “Crafting with Flannel”, then you know that I recommend thrifting for flannels during the warmer weather months. Well, the same goes for other cozy clothing, including sweaters! And after finding some colorful, patterned sweaters at Goodwill, I decided to make some Boho pillow covers with them.Read more ›

Repurposing Ideas for Face Masks

Repurposing Ideas for Face Masks

While we’re not there yet, my hope is that in the near-ish future, we won’t need to wear face masks constantly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to wear them until we’re at comfortably safe place! But, if you’re anything like me, you’ll ultimately be left with a pile of masks and unsure what to do with them. So, I thought it might be fun to come up with a few repurposing ideas for a fabric face mask (which is the kind of I’ve been wearing for the past year).Read more ›

DIY Coin Purse from Crocheted Potholders

DIY Coin Purse from Crocheted Potholders

Several years ago, I upcycled a pair of crocheted potholders into a DIY coin purse. It was SO cute (the potholders were clock faces), but I can’t find it anywhere. So, I decided to make myself a new one and re-share it here on my blog.Read more ›

Nail Apron as a Brush Organizer

Nail Apron as a Brush Organizer

Even though I already upcycled something into a paint brush holder, I had an idea that I wanted to try out. And it involved a nail apron, or one of those canvas aprons that workers used to wear (or maybe still wear?) at hardware stores.Read more ›