Author Archives: The Renegade Seamstress

About The Renegade Seamstress

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

How to Make Laundry Tags at Home

Football, baseball, 4-H, swimming, fishing, riding bikes: Cooper’s childhood has  been  filled with all kinds of fun adventures. I mean really, I should’ve be more understanding, with a schedule like that, who has time to keep track of sweatshirts, t-shirts and … Continue reading

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“Vacay All Day” in This Fun DIY Summer Hat

Ah, summer: it’s the time of year when you want to spend every single day out in the sunshine. And whether or not you’re soaking up rays in your backyard or on a holiday, now is the time to take … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: DIY Sunglasses Case and a Winner

I don’t know about you, but weather like we had yesterday makes me want to grab my suit and towel and head for the nearest pool party. 70 degrees on April 1st? That’s no joke! So grab your fruity tropical drink … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: Homemade Lavender Sachet

Want to make your drawers or closets smell great and practice your sewing skills at the same time? As the eighth project in the Learn to Sew series, these lavender-filled pouches pack a big punch when it comes to filling spaces with … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: DIY Travel Makeup Organizer and a Giveaway

I’ve really enjoyed designing this Learn to Sew series for you. I hope it’s been as much fun for you as it has been for me. Next up: A few easy and beautiful projects to practice your newfound sewing skills… Travel … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: How to Make a Muslin to Check For Fit and a Winner

Whether you’re an expert seamstress or a beginner, it’s always a good idea and well worth the effort to make a muslin before sewing a garment. A muslin is essentially a practice garment made from a cheap fabric similar to … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: How to Read a Sewing Pattern

Word combos. So. Much. Fun! This one brings a smile to my face and I honestly wish I would’ve thought of it. SEWCABULARY Isn’t it perfect?! Well, today’s Learn to Sew class is all about the SEWCABULARY you need to know in order to … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: How to Mark the Fabric Before You Cut and a Giveaway

Now that you’ve set up your sewing machine, practiced your stitches, chosen your fabric and pattern, you’re ready to to mark all of those pattern marks to your fabric. But which marks do you transfer and what should you use? … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: How to Read Patterns

I almost wore my Hawaiian sundress to work yesterday, but I thought that would just be too obnoxious. But can you blame me? We’re finally on our way to Hawaii. Our plane leaves in a few hours and by this afternoon, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: Basic Sewing Machine Stitches

It’s here! Episode 2 of the Learn to Sew Series. It’s free and you can access it anytime you like. So, pick out a scrap piece of fabric, turn on your machine and crank up those tunes, because THIS is … Continue reading

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