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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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A Tote Bag Tutorial

Tote bags, tote bags! Who wants to make a tote bag? Tote bags are an easy first project if you’re just learning to sew or a wonderful way to get back into sewing to refresh your skills. Even if you’ve been sewing … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: A New Series

So, you’ve watched Project Runway for years now. You marvel at the haute couture creations of the young seamstress in the series, The Time in Between by María Dueñas. You run your hands over beautiful textiles as you wander through fabric shops imagining … Continue reading

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How to Hem Knits Without a Serger

I’m here to tell you that you can sew most anything on a basic sewing machine. Nothing too fancy here for The Renegade Seamstress. However, one of these days, I just know someone important in the sewing world is going … Continue reading

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How to Make a Pattern From Your Favorite Clothes

 We’ve all had one — that comfortable dress we want to wear every day and wish we had in every color. Well, wish no more. Learn how to create a pattern from that favorite dress, so you can make a … Continue reading

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Winner of The Refashion Handbook and More Fun Ways to Refashion Your Clothes

I’m a Kindergarten teacher. I’ve been a teacher for 26 years and have enjoyed (almost) every minute of it. When I grow up, I want to work in publishing. Magazines have always been my guilty pleasure and I’ve secretly wanted … Continue reading

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Sewing 101: 14 Basic Sewing Alterations You Can Do Yourself

 You could hire an expensive tailor, you could ask your friend or you could even send them off to your mother, but why do those things when you could actually do it yourself. Altering your own clothes can be fun. Really! … Continue reading

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Refashion Runway: The Winner of the Maxi Skirt or Dress Challenge

Yowsers! What a great week full of amazing dresses! Congratulations to the winner of this week’s dress challenge … Sarah from Life is Beautiful. And YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL in this AMAZING dress refashion! ********************** Now on to the hard part again. I just … Continue reading

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Refashion Runway: The Winner of the Tote Bag, Purse or Clutch Challenge

Talk about some serious “PURSE”-onality! This week has been full of great bag refashions from all the contestants and everyone who sewed along. Thanks to all of you for being a part of this great challenge. It’s been so much fun! … Continue reading

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A Few More Gingham Sew Alongs

We have another celebrity sewing along with us this week! Susan, from Second Chances by Susan, was the winner of Season Two of Refashion Runway and I am seriously in love with Susan’s gingham dress refashion! So simple, yet so dramatic! Thanks … Continue reading

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