Browsing the "Clothing + Fashion" Category

Clothing + Fashion: How to Patch Your Pants

January 13th, 2014 | by Julie Finn

Why is there a hole in the butt of my jeans? Why did I sew a dinosaur patch over that hole in the butt of my jeans? These are questions that you probably shouldn't ask, and that you definitely do NOT want the answer to. What you DO need to know is how I did it, and that's what I'm going to tell you!

How do I Re-use T-shirts: T-shirt Crafts that You Can Wear

September 17th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Before you take the scissors to that pile of screen-printed jersey knit, check out this master list of T-shirt crafts that you can wear--there are T-shirt mods for your top, T-shirt mods for your bottom (ahem...), T-shirt mods for kids, but all of it is just the way that T-shirts are meant to be. Wearable

How-to: Change the Neckline on a T-shirt

September 10th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Tired of always having the same old neckline on every single T-shirt? Fortunately, the neckline of a T-shirt is the easiest thing to alter. You can create tons of different looks, it's super quick and easy to do, and it doesn't require any sewing skills! All you really need, in fact, is a pair of great scissors, a T-shirt to play victim, and a brave heart and bold hand

How-to: Take in a Too-Large T-Shirt Tutorial

September 9th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Tired of being swamped by a too-large T-shirt? My Mammaw would tell you that you look slouchy when your clothes are too big. Gain my Mammaw's approval, and a T-shirt that is cuter and comfier to wear, by taking it in

How-to: Organic Terrycloth Hooded Towel with Applique

July 29th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

There's nothing like hopping out of the pool and into a comfy, soft, bounteous towel. But big beach towels are hard for little kids to manage, and that bleached, dyed terrycloth can be scratchy and harsh on damp, delicate skin. It's an organic terrycloth hooded towel to the rescue!

Crafty Book Review: Knits for Dolls, by Nicky Epstein

July 2nd, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Got some yarn leftover after your last knitting project? Wondering if you should stuff it back in your stash for perhaps forever? Pass it on? Trash it? Instead, how about you thrill your favorite little kid by using that stash to knit him or her the most awesome, clever, modern doll outfits ever

How-to: Upcycled Toy Charm Necklaces–They’re Toys You Can Wear!

April 30th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

These toy charms can be worn on a necklace or bracelet, one at a time or in a whole herd. They make fine jewelry on their own, but the secret trick to these little charms is the latch that allows you to release them from their jewelry status. In the blink of an eye, you've gone from having a necklace full of toy dinosaurs to a handful of toy dinosaurs, ready to make standing in line at the grocery store SO much more bearable. Here's how to make your own

How-to: Replace the Straps on a Tank Top

April 16th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

There's not an easier clothing modification to make than swapping out the shoulder straps on a strappy tank top. It takes just a few minutes to do, and it completely changes both the look and the fit of the top

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