Browsing the "cotton" Tag

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: 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 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


Clean Cotton: 16 Organic Cotton Resources

June 9th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

I talked on Wednesday about more of the trouble with conventional cotton, but don't fret, my fellow seamsters! There are plenty of organic cotton resources out there to help you sew cute without any green guilt


Dirty Cotton: Indian Cotton Farmers Devastated

June 6th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

We've talked about the dirty side of cotton here before. Conventional cotton is an issue that's really close to my heart, so when I read the latest battle between big ag and Indian farmers, I thought I'd share it here



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