upcycle Archives - Totally Stitchin

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...