recycle Archives - Totally Stitchin

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by Stacey

Making Old Fashions New Again

September 30, 2011 in Tips & Tricks

I recently cleaned out my closet.  A task that I dread, but it must be done at least once every couple years.  I don’t know; maybe if I didn’t wait so long, it wouldn’t be such a chore, but I always seem to find something better to do with my time.  I couldn’t believe some of the things that I ...
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Go Green Water Jug

April 15, 2011 in Projects

Now you can recycle the soap and fabric softener containers into a watering jug for the office, home, motor home, or anywhere you have a few houseplants that need some water. Make a wrap or a cover to hide the labels. Personalize the wrap or cover using Personalize N Stitch 2.0 by merging designs with lettering. The wraps are quick ...

Eco Bag

April 15, 2011 in Projects

This fun bag is cute and environmental friendly! Instead of using grocery bags that harm the planet only one time, you can use this bag over and over again to bring your gorceries home. Another plus, this eco bag is incredibly easy to make! Download Project
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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Truth About Shopping Bags

February 24, 2011 in General, Style, Tips & Tricks

I love bags, and have collected quite a grand assortment of reusable shopping bags.  Unfortunately, they never end up back in the car when I am out shopping.  So I confess, I am not as green as I would like to be, or should be.  But I was shocked at what I have been learning about shopping bags: from the ...

What’s Old is Made New Again РPart 2

June 29, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks

Anyone who sews knows the occasional frustration of finding the perfect pattern, but being unable to find the perfect fabric. Fabric stores and quilt shops abound with wonderful fabrics from terrific designers in every color of the rainbow. Still, you can walk away from you search without finding what you're looking for. Sometimes it pays to think outside the box when it ...

What’s Old is Made New Again-Part 2

June 29, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks

Anyone who sews knows the occasional frustration of finding the perfect pattern, but being unable to find the perfect fabric. Fabric stores and quilt shops abound with wonderful fabrics from terrific designers in every color of the rainbow. Still, you can walk away from you search without finding what you're looking for. Sometimes it pays to think outside the box when it ...
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by diane

Decorative Stitches

May 13, 2010 in Tips & Tricks

Many people sew to express their creative side. A way to bring an old garment back to life is to add texture with a built-in decorative stitch from your sewing machine. You might also try using a twin needle for a double row of stitches. Place the decorative stitches on hems, cuffs or around the buttonholes. Your garment will be ...
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by Kelly

Celebrate Earth Day!

April 22, 2010 in General

Here are some fun links for Earth Day! Embroidery lovers check out the collection of Earth Day designs from our friends at Amazing Designs. Of course this design collection is perfect embroidered on the Go Green Tote Bag Pattern from Nancy's Notions. And of course check out the Totally Stitchin' Project section for several projects that reuse and recycle! Go Green Sandwich Wrap ,  ...
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Gnome Costume

October 9, 2009 in Projects

Being a busy, working mom of two small kids, I love to use clothes that my kids already have and some other materials from around the house to make their Halloween costumes.  That's what my parents did when I was young, and that's what I do.  I made this costume with that in mind. Gnome costume in action! ...
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Recycled T-Shirt Pillow

June 10, 2009 in Tips & Tricks

Last year, my son Ben got this really cool Jack Skellington t-shirt from his sister for Christmas.  It instantly became his favorite t-shirt, I mean, in our family Jack is a superstar!  He was very upset when he out grew it almost as fast as it became his favorite.  He really didn't want to part with it.  So...I took a ...