Browsing the "Fabrics" Category

Fab Fabrics: Waterproof Lotus Flower Fabric

May 15th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

Finding sustainable, waterproof fabric can be tricky. Even recycled synthetics contain quite a bit of new plastic in addition to the recycled content. That's why I was super excited to learn about a brand new waterproof fabric made from lotus flower stems. The fabric is a blend of lotus flower fibers and silk, and it's sustainable and waterproof!


5 Recycled Felt Projects

May 4th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

We love recycled felt around here! Ecofi felt is made from post-consumer plastic bottles, which means that every time you use it in your crafting, you're helping to divert plastic waste from the landfills. Not too shabby, right


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


How to Refresh Black Clothing with Fabric Dye

January 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Black clothing is the hardest clothing to maintain, because it's so vulnerable to fading. When the blacks in my outfits start looking faded, and my black shirt no longer matches my black hoodie, and my partner's black work pants start showing wear at the knee, instead of buying new clothes I grab a couple of packs of cheap fabric dye, and over the weekend I make our black garments look like new again


10 Craft Ideas for Recycled Felt

November 29th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

We love recycled felt around here! It comes in a rainbow of colors, diverts plastic waste from the landfill, and is just a joy to cut, glue, and sew. Do you need some craft ideas for your stash of recycled felt? We've got you covered with these 10 projects!



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