Upcycling

Recycled art has tremendous potential for sewist and fabric lovers. Whether you upcycle to preserve a memory, be environmentally friendly, or save a little green, the experience is equally rewarding and fun. Sew Daily is here to help guide you with upcycling ideas/methods for the home and beyond.

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Upcycling Clothes: From 50 Cents to Wow!

We have a new designer on our team, Megan Sabourin, and I am so excited to have her talent on board. Megan studied at Pratt in New York City and she has deep experience in designing look books for the fashion world. But that’s not all. New Stitch graphic designer Megan Sabourin in her gorgeous restyled…

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I just finished my upcycled hand-embroidered $7 dress!

A few newsletters ago, I blogged that I had purchased a really cute cream, mod-style '60s dress for $7, but it had some marks on it that could not be removed. I decided to embroider the dress with small flowers to cover up the marks, and penciled in a pattern to follow with embroidery floss.…

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How to Add Lace Embellishment to an Upcycled Garment

Last week, I wrote about upcycling a dress that I found for $7 at a discount store. It has a fabulous, mod silhouette and a '60s style textured fabric. Because the dress was too small, I took it apart at the side seams and drafted an insert from black velvet. Then I found some scalloped…

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Upcycling as Motivation to Clean Out

Here's something I'm not good at: cleaning out and getting rid of things. To be successful at it, I need to be in a mood where I can put my emotions aside and get down to business. But those moods are few and far between, and typically I shy away from cleaning out. I wonder…

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Do You Repair Clothes When Worn?

In the magazine world, we work pretty far in advance to get an issue onto the newsstand on the date it's promised. Right now, we're just finishing up work on our Spring issue of Stitch. Learn more about the book in our Spring issue. Let me assure you, it doesn't feel like spring here in…

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Turning Old Clothes Into a New Sewing Pattern

Do you have a well-worn, much-loved item of clothing that you just can't part ways with? I do, which has inspired me to take on a new project—one that's easy sewing for beginners.  Favorite pajamas, by Amanda Madden. (Stitch Gifts 2012)  Not long ago, I mentioned I come from a quilting background, but I'm excited…

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BurdaStyle Free Sewing Webinar

Featured Live Webinar: Everything You Need to Know to Create DIY Fashion! Back in April, our parent company F+W Media announced an exciting new partnership with Burda Style, a renowned fashion magazine and sewing community. Today, we’re excited to let you know that BurdaStyle.com is launching a new webinar series to help sewing enthusiasts of…