Monthly Archives: December 2011

Kindle cover tutorial

If you’re one of the lucky millions of people who opened a Kindle Fire on Christmas morning, then this post is for you! I used an old thrifted dress and some fabric my daughter chose from JoAnn Fabrics. Cut a … Continue reading

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A thrift store outfit to wear to another thrift store

Heading to the Tri Cities today with Cooper and Katie. Thought I’d share my thrifted new outfit. No refashioning done today, just mega bargains. On Wednesdays, at my favorite thrift store, all clothes are 50 cents each. Usually, I’m looking … Continue reading

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Sweater to hat tutorial

  Start with a thrift store sweater. This one was 50 cents on Wednesday at my friendly neighborhood thrift store. It’s mostly acrylic and a little bit of wool. Kind of itchy and way too small for me. Cut up … Continue reading

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An upcycled gift from Mari

There’s nothing better than a good assistant/friend!!!!! Mari amazes and inspires me on a daily basis. She is the ultimate upcycler and has been ever since I’ve known her. Her creativity shouts outloud from the clothes she wears, to her … Continue reading

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Shopping my closet and a few refashions

I’m in love with the idea of not buying any new clothes and just shopping my closet and refashioning. Out of necessity, we’ve had to cut back on our spending (I’m a teacher and my husband is a contractor) and … Continue reading

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Another sweater transformation

Here’s a wool sweater from the thrift store that someone washed and shrunk. But it was perfect for making a hat and mittens. I used the shirt for a liner for the hat.   Check out this tutorial for making … Continue reading

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From sweater to hat and mittens

I started with this thrift store sweater. I first cut off the sleeves. Then cut up the sides. Then using this mitten tutorial http://fivegreenacres.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/sweater-mitten-tutorial/ (and a hat tutorial that I’m still looking for to create a link for you) I made this … Continue reading

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I’ve just joined the Refashion Nation

http://cottonandcurls.blogspot.com/ I’m still trying to figure out how to create links.

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My first tutorial

I refashioned this sweater for my sister’s Christmas gift. In addition to the sweater this was all I needed. A button, a hairband and a strip of fabric. First I cut the sweater up the middle. After pressing under one … Continue reading

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My first give away

You will be entered into a random drawing for this hat and coat if you become a follower and leave a comment on my blog. This was one of my first projects and it will fit a 2 or 3 … Continue reading

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