April 15th, 2016 | by Julie Finn
Every year since she was four, my younger daughter designs an outfit, I create it from thrifted and discarded clothing and other fabrics, and then she models it on the runway at our town's annual Trashion/Refashion Show
July 27th, 2015 | by Julie Finn
Here are my favorite ways to upcycle your cargo pants
July 17th, 2015 | by Julie Finn
Altering a pattern is a learned skill, and even if you're new to sewing, you can absolutely learn this skill
March 2nd, 2015 | by Julie Finn
Here's how I constructed two superhero costumes out of nothing but old T-shirts, fold-over elastic, and some thread
October 27th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
You don't need a sewing machine to turn your kid into a vampire, assassin, young Jedi, ranger, or any other hooded creatures this Halloween. All you need is a wrap used for babywearing, and you'll have this no-sew hood configured in no time
March 10th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Prom dresses are some of my favorite articles of clothing to upcycle. Thrifted, that fancy fabric is cheaper by the yardage than purchased new, and they always include gorgeous embellishments and perfect hardware that careful cutting can preserve
February 18th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
Tired of your boring old clothes?
Turn them into new clothes!
February 17th, 2014 | by Julie Finn
My kid and I have this thing in which she designs an outfit and then she and I (mostly me) sew it. The Most Fabulous Scrapwork Orange T-Shirt now exists in the world, and here's how we created it
November 5th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
I'm really short, y'all.
And I have really big breasts
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
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
May 17th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Have you been looking at your wardrobe and thinking, "I have nothing to wear for summer!" After reading Julie's post about how to upcycle a t-shirt into a tank-top, I was inspired to find more refashioning ideas. Instead of buying new clothes and shoes, upcycle some of your old ones! Here are 5 amazing tutorials to get you started
February 13th, 2011 | by Julie Finn
If you're into upcycling clothing, then Sew Subversive is not optional reading. Basically, it's your Bible
December 20th, 2010 | by Julie Finn
Give a necktie a personality make-over with this freezer paper stencil technique that looks just like screen-printing