Embellishing Accessories with Repurposed Ribbon Belts

Embellishing Accessories with Repurposed Ribbon Belts

When I was a teenager, I had grand plans that involved collecting snippets of vintage jacquard ribbon (and non-vintage, if pretty enough) to decorate “all the things”, such as handbags, headbands, and t-shirts. But I quickly found out that the gorgeous ribbon I coveted so much was expensive…and my plans fizzled out. Fast forward a couple of decades, and I’m back at it with an alternative (and thrifty) plan: What if I repurposed ribbon belts from the thrift store to embellish all the things?Read more ›

Scented Sachets from Repurposed Clothing as DIY Gifts for Dad

Scented Sachets from Repurposed Clothing as DIY Gifts for Dad

Even though I made repurposed drawer sachets once before, I had this spark of an idea and I simply had to share it with you. If you’ve been looking for ideas for DIY Gifts for Dad for Father’s Day, then these scented sachets or sachet bags made from repurposed clothing is JUST what you’ve been waiting for. I like to think of them as: Shirt Pocket Sachets!Read more ›

How to Upcycle a Counted Cross Stitch into a Shopping Bag

How to Upcycle a Counted Cross Stitch into a Shopping Bag

I constantly find old needlework pieces on my thrifting adventures- be it counted cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel work, or otherwise. And I have a hard time passing them up! But then I think, “What in the world will I do with all these?”.

And so was the case with this larger cross-stitch- it had a great retro / country vibe…which, while not my personal style, is kind of trendy again with the farmhouse / Fixer Upper obsession. As I hemmed & hawed, I couldn’t help but think that it would make a fabulous graphic on a reusable grocery bag.Read more ›

Upcycling a Gold Table Runner into an Envelope Clutch

Upcycling a Gold Table Runner into an Envelope Clutch

One of my favorite local thrift stores happens to have an amazing linens department, and I always check it out whenever I stop by. I recently found this gold table runner that looked like brocade fabric and I KNEW I needed to upcycle it somehow. It had some red wine stains int he center, but that was fine by me. Because my upcycling idea only involved the ends, by doing some bag making into an envelope clutch!Read more ›

Vintage Pillowcase Vendor Apron

Vintage Pillowcase Vendor Apron

Ok. So here’s the thing.

I keep buying more and more pretty bed linens from the thrift store. I can’t resist them! But they are slowly taking up my garage…so I needed to develop another project for them, so here we are. Hopefully you won’t mind- and the sewing isn’t complicated, I promise!Read more ›

Repurposed Necktie Coffee Cup Sleeves

Repurposed Necktie Coffee Cup Sleeves

So, ya’ll wouldn’t mind if I did another necktie project, would you? I know I’ve made wine bottle gift bags… and fun front door wreathes… but this little project is perfect for Autumn. With Pumpkin Spice Lattes back in our greedy little hands, I decided to put thrifted neckties to good use once again. This time, I set out to make a perfect low-sew project: DIY coffee sleeves!Read more ›