Browsing the "cotton" Tag

How to Make Waxed Fabric

September 18th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

The process is simple, the results are natural (although NOT vegan), and when you're finished, you'll have a sturdy, water-resistant fabric that you can sew into whatever you like


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!


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


10 Awesome Craft Ideas for Old Sweaters

August 6th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano

Do you have a pile of old sweaters that no longer fit but you just can't bear to throw them out? How about reusing and upcycling them into something else? Here are ten crafty ways to reuse old sweaters


Fab Fabrics at Modern Organic

September 15th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe

Melanie O’Brien loves fabric, and I’m already loving her new Etsy shop: Modern Organic Fabrics. Let’s take a peek inside!



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