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!
May 6th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Our version of Cool Water from Sew Pretty: T-Shirt Dresses is entitled Willow's Rock Star Dress, and has pink skulls, glow-in-the-dark bats, orange flames, and a guitar player wearing a sparkly silver tutu and crown.
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
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
March 5th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Would you like to sew a quilt using only your fabric scraps that are so small that any normal crafter would toss them in the trash?
You bet you would!
February 26th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Directional fabrics, including children's novelty sheets, require a slightly different, and only a little more complicated, method to sew a circle skirt with nothing upside-down.
Here's how to make your kid a circle skirt where Charlie Brown ALWAYS faces the right way
February 16th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
We love Daisy Janie around here! She's a sustainable fabric designer from way back, and it's great to see an old favorite still keeping things fresh with new collections and beautiful patterns and colors
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
December 26th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
Need some ideas for how to reuse old jeans in your closet? We have you covered!
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!