Category Archive: Sewing

How to Make FLAX SEED EYE BAGS

I am amazed at how much more relaxing it can be to lie down with a flax seed filled eye bag resting gently on your eyes.  Not only does it block out light but the weight of it is rather soothing and relaxing.  I also love having lavender in mine so that I can enjoy the …

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SCARF MAKEOVER – How to Turn a Regular Scarf into an Infinity Scarf

This is a fun simple way to give your scarves a makeover.  I have to admit I have lots of beautiful scarves in my closet and yet I rarely wear them, however, Lily and some of her Christmas purchases inspired me to change all that.  I do love the look that you can achieve by adding …

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How to Make a Pillow Out of a Sweatshirt

This is such a fun and super simple project  !  It makes a wonderful gift for kids and teens in can be done in an hour!!!  You can buy a new sweatshirt for your pillow or better yet recycle a favorite sweatshirt once the kids out grow it.  This would be a great graduation gift made out of …

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How to Make a Bean Bag with Recycled Jeans and Fleece

This is a fun way to customize your bean bag.  Enjoy a cozy fleece top, a durable denim bottom made out of recycled jeans, and then have a fun place to stash your remote control, ear buds, and treats in the recycled denim pockets along the side! This is my favorite recycled denim project that we have …

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RECYCLED JEAN BACKPACK

I have seen a lot of cute jean bags over the years but this design using the inseams for straps and an old sweater ribbing for the top is truly ingenious!  I can brag a little about this because it is not my design… this is another idea my mom woke up with!  She is so …

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Recycled Jean Accessory Orgaziner

Hats off to my mom for this original design!  I had fun doing all the embellishments on the pockets and hanger but the overall ingenious design for this hanging accessory organizer featuring the screen for earrings, recycled belt loops for scarves, recycled jean buttons for necklaces, and recycled denim pockets and zippers for bracelets, sunglasses, …

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How to Make a Relaxed Roman Shade

I just love fabric shades.  They are functional and yet add so much to your décor softening the wood, glass, and lines of the windows.  This tutorial features the relaxed roman shade I made for the guest room and at the end of the post you can see how easy it is to create a London shade …

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Mackenzie Childs Knock Off Table Runner

As Mackenzie Childs would say…”Add a little scenery to your tablescape,” with this traditional toile table runner.  You can only imagine my excitement the other day as I was going through my mom’s fabrics and found yards of this beautiful sage and cream toile.  She said I could use it all since she could not remember …

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RECYCLED JEAN PLACEMATS

These make me so happy:)  Why? Well if you aren’t happy just looking at these recycled jean placemats let me explain… Repurposing is becoming this happy little addiction of mine and this project uses old jeans, scraps of fabrics, and then topping it off with needle felting (which I also loooove) and using my bedazzler!  Wow…oh …

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RECYCLED JEAN QUILT

Time to clean out your closet or take a trip to the closest resale shop and gather up an assortment of jeans with different finishes, cords, and maybe some old wool or velvet skirts and shirts to repurpose them into a great quilt!  This recycled jean quilt is perfect for any home and makes a …

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