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Pajamas from a Vintage Sheet: The Dr. Seuss Project

June 17th, 2014 | by Julie Finn

Vintage sheets are my favorite fabric to sew. You can get them on the cheap, they're super soft after having been washed a billion times, and the novelty prints immediately whisk me back to my own childhood and all the pop culture stuff that I was into that's still really cool now (says I!)


How to Break Down Jeans for Crafting and Storage

June 3rd, 2014 | by Julie Finn

There are a lot of uses for old blue jeans, but rarely for every single part of the jean. If you know what you like to make (quilts for me, purses and skirts for you, perhaps?), then you'll find that you can make your old blue jean storage much more neat and efficient, as well as space saving, by cutting the jeans up very carefully, just so, and storing them in their parts


5 Fab Fabrics from Unusual Sources

May 22nd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

We talk a lot about sustainable fabrics around here, both as part of our Fab Fabrics series and when we're sharing tutorials. A quick scan through our archives turns up the usual suspects: hemp, organic cotton, recycled felt, jute, linen, and - of course - vintage fabrics. But every once in a while we run across a fabulous fabric that's from more of an offbeat source



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