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T-Shirt Upcycle or Recycle
We can think of upcycling an item as changing or modernizing it to increase its value and recycling it when we reuse an item to reduce waste. At times the distinction between the use of the words upcycle and recycle is indistinct in common usage.
Colorful Picnic Accessories
Summer weather is a time to think of being outdoors. Whether planning a dreamy picnic for two, a riotous family picnic, attending a company or school picnic - everyone loves picnics as they are truly a celebration of summer. Some picnic items to sew might come in handy.
Fatherís Day Gifts to Sew
Father's Day in the U.S. is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. It became a recognized holiday when in 1972 then President Nixon signed a bill nearly six decades after the U.S. officially recognized a day to celebrate mothers. Consider sewing a special gift for that special dad in your life.
Canvas Drop Cloth Projects
The preferred protective covering of painters and remodelers everywhere, relatively inexpensive drop cloth fabric can be seen today in chair and sofa slip covers, table runners, curtains, casual throw pillows, market totes, and even floor coverings.
Sewing as Practical Artistry
Learning to sew is a useful skill. Whether economics is a factor - saving money, or the satisfaction of self-reliance, or even a need for an outlet for creative self-expression, the knowledge that sewing skills can bring can satisfy many reasons for acquiring this most ancient of practiced crafts.
Spring and Summer Wreaths
Easy to make and cost-effective, a front door wreath beckons "welcome" to visitors. A home facade is instantly updated with lively color and a nod to the change of seasons. Placed on a mantel, a wreath is a time-honored festive focal point.
More Spring Sewing Ideas
"Oh, spring has sprung, the grass is riz, wonder where the flowers is?" This lovely rhyme reminds that winter stubbornly clings to northern climes amid fleeting hope for the first warmth of spring. No matter, fabric stores and online sellers let us know that spring is here with gorgeous fabrics.
Motherís Day Gift Ideas to Sew
Motherís Day is approaching and kids (of all ages) want to present a special heart felt gift to their moms. Simple and inexpensive handmade gifts are especially cherished by moms everywhere.
Sewing Room Budget Organizing
A designated sewing room or a space in a room dedicated exclusively to sewing is one of lifeís pleasures to those who sew. Along with this treasured space comes the task of keeping all things related to sewing tidy and accessible to allow for inspiration, creativity and productive sewing efforts.
Shibori Tie Dyeing
Shibori is a Japanese hand dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth, binding it, then dyeing using an indigo dye. Different than the multi-colored tie-dyeing psychedelic creations of the anti-establishment youth of the 1960ís, Shibori uses indigo dye on light colored cloth.
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