Upcycled Sewing
Turn old garments and fabric into something totally new with a little DIY sewing magic.
Too much is never enough for actress, singer, dancer and expert sewist Marcy Harriell. From a jazzy jean jacket to a feathered mini, watch her transform old clothes into next-level glam ... all in a day's work.
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When actress, singer and sewist Marcy Harriell spots an item on the rack, she sees potential. Because in her hands, so-so pieces get turned into imaginative, head-turning fashion statements. This original Bluprint series follows Marcy as she brings wild creativity and a funky sense of style to outfits she refashions for her daily adventures.
Marcy Harriell
Marcy Harriell
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Thrifters unite! Using basic sewing skills and an eagle eye for the good stuff at yard sales, you'll turn cast-off clothes into cute accessories.
Betz White
Betz White
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Looking for some instant summer wardrobe gratification? Grab those old jeans out of the dresser and transform them into fun, stylish shorts! With these three quickie tutorials, you'll soon be ready for all the warm-weather adventures.
Beth Galvin
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Whether you have a bumper crop of button-downs or you've found your favorite one, but it doesn't come in a sleeveless version: this DIY is calling your name. Consider it instant air-conditioning for a basic blouse.
Beth Galvin
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It's a given: 88 percent of T-shirts end up in the back of your closet. But before you Marie Kondo said closet, bring those shirts to the forefront. These upcycle projects are simple to make and will refresh your garments so they're oh-so-ready to wear again.
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To make a skirt or dress feel sexier — or heck, more comfortable — there's one insanely easy trick: adding a slit. That little change can totally shift the mood of a garment depending on what type of slit you choose. Think about it: there are short and saucy slits, pencil skirt slits, even thigh-high maxi dress slits. And don't forget about your tops — adding a slit in a side seam can take a shirt from fitted to feeling much more casual.
Christine Haynes
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If you're like us, your closet is likely littered with clothes that no longer fit, items that just aren't your style anymore, or things you simply forgot you had. But before you Marie Kondo the place and throw everything out, stop and ask yourself: Can I upcycle this? We bet the answer is yes — here are a few fun ways to get started.
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Before breaking out your wallet to buy a new apron, take a peek inside your closet — we bet there's an old, oversized shirt in there that's just begging to be transformed. And with this quick and speedy tutorial, you'll be back in the kitchen making delicious dinners and decorating cakes in no time.
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  • Designed for clean, crisp cuts through fabric, these premium fabric shears feature ultra-sharp blades ideal for all-purpose cutting tasks.
  • Pretty up your quilting process with these adorable Flat Flower Pins from Clover! Choose from the 50 or 100 piece set of these 2" pins, each featuring a no-melt flower head that lies flat under a ruler for fuss-free rotary cutting. You can also use your Flower Pins to make working with polar fleece, loose knits and lace a breeze!
  • Marking your quilts and sewing projects just became easier! The Collins Fine Line Water Erasable Marking Pen lets you erase marks as easily as you make them, using just a damp cloth. Featuring bright blue coloring and a fine tip, the Fine Line pen makes even the most precise mark-making a breeze.
  • Designed for versatility and a long life, these Schmetz Universal Machine Needles are a valuable addition to your sewing kit. These general-purpose needles are suitable for all kinds of woven or knit materials, and deliver straight stitches every time.
  • Craftsy Pima Thread 50wt Back to Basics Collection
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Everyone knows the best projects are the ones you make yourself. Get inspired by your fellow crafters and find your next creation!
Abby Glassenberg
Abby Glassenberg
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