Author Archives: The Renegade Seamstress

About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've just recently joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.

Six Easy Ways to Finish a Seam Without a Serger and Another Refashion Handbook Giveaway

Back in junior high school, I made my tall, blonde, guitar playing boyfriend a western style, woven, plaid shirt. Oh, I was so proud of how well it fit him and it was one of the most involved sewing projects … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: Upcycled Fashions for Kids and a Giveaway

Cynthia Anderson is a girl after my own heart and she has some of the luckiest children on the planet. Her new book, Upcycled Fashions for Kids, is filled with ideas for creating one of a kind, upcycled creations for kids. If … Continue reading

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DIY: Make a Maxi Skirt with a Yoga Style Waistband, a Refashion Handbook Winner, and Another Book Giveaway

Last winter, I declared that I could wear my upcycled sweater dress everyday if I thought no one would notice. Well, this week’s maxi skirt project is definitely right up there in my “wear every day if I could” category. It was … Continue reading

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The Refashion Handbook: Launch Party Photos

Like I said the other day, at one point during the book launch party, I looked around and became so overwhelmed by all the love and support that filled the studio. I was amazed and touched by how far many of … Continue reading

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Upcycled DIY Leather Fringe Bag and Another Book Giveaway

Ok, so maybe, just MAYBE, listening to Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones in the studio influenced this week’s project just a little bit. I have to admit, I totally think I’m so cool now loading up my laptop and … Continue reading

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The Interview With Pat Sloan Today Was Super Fun!

OK, now that interview on the American Patchwork and Quilting Show with Pat Sloan today was SUPER fun! I know it was in the middle of the work day for many of you, so if you’d like to listen to … Continue reading

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Live Interview Today on the American Patchwork and Quilting Show

Just a reminder that you can catch my live interview with Pat Sloan on The American Patchwork and Quilting Show today at 4pm Eastern,  3pm Central, 2pm Mountain and 1pm Pacific time here: We’ll be chatting about sewing, refashioning, thrifting secrets, … Continue reading

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A Few Pre-Book Launch Party Photos

Wow! At one point last Saturday night, I looked around and became so overwhelmed by all the love and support that filled the studio for the Book Launch party. I was amazed and touched by how far many of you came to … Continue reading

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Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone Once Again

Oh. My. Gosh! Here I go stepping out of my comfort zone once again with another first. On Monday, October 13 at about 1:20 Pacific Time, Pat Sloan will be interviewing little ‘ol me on the American Patchwork and Quilting … Continue reading

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DIY Sweater Pumpkins, a Book Winner and Another Giveaway

There’s a nip in the air. It’s time to get your sweaters out. Fall is coming! But if you happen to find a moth hole in one or more, don’t throw them out, instead, make some easy sweater pumpkins for autumn … Continue reading

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