upcycle Archives - Totally Stitchin

by Tori

Placemat Projects

October 11, 2012 in Projects

We've all heard of the up-cycle movement, correct? Well, we've jumped on the bandwagon! Baby Lock put together a few projects that transforms an ordinary placemat into cute accessories for a girl on-the-go. Sewing Summit attendees received a project kit in their swag bags, so they have the supplies they need. Couldn't attend the event? Don't fret! All you need is piece of ...

by Stacey

Time To Shorten Your Pants

March 31, 2012 in Tips & Tricks

It is spring here in the mid-west, which means it is time to put away those blah winter clothes and pull out the spring wardrobe. Capri pants are always welcomed in my closet and when a pair of kaki pants have seen better days, that is when I like to give them a makeover. Follow these simple steps, and in less ...

by Susan G

Upcycled Baby Sleep Sack to T-shirt

March 12, 2012 in Tips & Tricks

I was looking through our bins of hand-me-down baby clothes for any festive shirt/outifit for St. Patrick's Day for my 6-month daughter.  I came across an adorable sleep sack with shamrock edging and embroidery.  However, my not-so-petite baby girl's chubby legs were not going to fit into that elastic. :) Rather than put it back in the bin and go out ...

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 ...

by Stacey

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 ...
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