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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: Felted Wool Mason Jar Cozy

August 6th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Need a crafty green way to upcycle an old wool sweater? Here's how to make a wool sweater Mason jar cozy, to help keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold and leave your precious hand the perfect hand temperature while you drink


DIY Diaper Bag Zipper Pull Labels

July 31st, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

My son just started an infant-toddler program, and I needed to get his diaper bag ready for school! I wanted to make it easy for the caretakers to find all of his things, so I created these zipper pulls to show what is where in his bag


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!


How-to: Organic Flannel Graphic Pillowcase with an Envelope Back

July 22nd, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Let's say you need a pillowcase. You need it to be organic, because a loved one is going to be mushing her face into it for eight hours every night. You need it to be soft, because you want your loved one to be comfy so that she gets that whole eight hours. Oh, and you need it to be awesome, because your loved one is pretty stinkin' awesome


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



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