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Refashion a Sweater to a Beret Hat and Wrist Warmers

In this video, "Fashion Toppings" shows you how to make a dressy hat and wrist warmers out of a small thrift store sweater. The hat fits…

Started by Susan

0 Dec 18, 2012

Making a bag from a sweater - without felting it

I saw this sweater in a charity shop sale for £2 and thought it was a lovely material, so I decided to make it into a bag, and sketched out…

Started by Karen

13 Oct 27, 2012
Reply by Susan L Johnson-Boyce

Fitted Team Mom Top from Logo t-shirt

Team Logo T-shirts. Boxy and bag-like. Easily transformed into a fitted surplice top. Logo moves to the back. Mom can still show her suppor…

Started by Destashification

1 Oct 10, 2012
Reply by Yvonne

Toddler Boys Suit Jacket From Man's Suit Jacket - Free Tutorial and Pattern

By using an old suit jacket, you get some of the fun details without the time and advanced construction. Heather, from Feather's Flight, (…

Started by Susan

0 Oct 8, 2012

Recycling a button-down front of a shirt to use as pillow closure

You will never have to make a button h***, or sew a button on a pillow again... if you recycle an old shirt.      For more photos and a…

Started by Susan

6 Oct 5, 2012
Reply by Ags

Recycled man's denim shirt to apron

Found this big man's shirt in the charity shop a while ago and stashed it.  Then Gracie gave me the idea of a denim apron. I decided to us…

Started by Karen

2 Aug 19, 2012
Reply by Priscilla King

News from PatternPile

Hey there! Just a quick email to let you know I've posted a new bag @ Check it out! Happy Sewing! Susanne Recycled Denim…

Started by Karen

0 Jul 24, 2012

How to convert that old skirt into a stylish bag

Started by Susan

1 May 26, 2012
Reply by Patricia

Making a bag from a sweater - without felting it - Part 3

Found another sweater bag made without felting! 'A Lemon Squeezy Home' held a 'Purse Week' back in October 2010.  They started with a guest…

Started by Karen

0 May 20, 2012

Bow Shorts Upcycling Video Tutorial

Started by Susan

0 May 11, 2012


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