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Guest Project — Turn an old pair of pants into a Sleek, Stylish, Comfortable Skirt! {Clothing Refashion}

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 Hi - I'm Lisa from This Mabey Heaven!  I love trying new things and writing about my crafting and mothering experiences.  I'd love to share an easy clothing refashion with you today. Take an old pair of pants and turn it into a sleek, stylish, comfortable skirt!!   The Panelist Skirt has the sleek look of a tailored skirt, but is extra comfy because of the inside panel. When you're … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Striped Fashion-inspired Shirt for less than $5

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Hello, all of you fabulous Tatertots and Jello fans!  I'm so honored to be sharing my tutorial over at Jen's awesome blog today!  I just love Jen and all of her wonderful ideas-I think if we knew each other in person, we'd be friends : ) In case you're wondering who the heck I am, my name is Courtney and I blog over at Scraps and Scribbles.  It's where I share my crafty endeavors, … [Read more...]

$4 Tee + $1 Dollar Store Towel = Fabulous Anthro-inspired Shirt!!

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Here's a little project I made the other night. Do you have any Charlotte Russe stores near you? I was in ours and found some great, really basic tees for $4. I really liked the neckline and weight of the fabric. I brought them home and I had this picture of a Anthropologie "Tutu" shirt that I had printed off awhile ago to see if I could recreate. I also had a Dollar Store Flour Sack Tea Towel … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Brassy Ruffle Top!

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Hello, hello! My name is Megan and I am the creative force behind Brassy Apple! I am a sewing pattern designer and passionate DIY-er! I love to share my tutorials, photography and ideas on the Brassy Apple Blog. Just like Jen I love a good refashioning project! I got hooked on upcycling t-shirt's this spring and thought it would be fun to create and share a new design! Brassy … [Read more...]

Giant Flower Tote Tutorial

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I needed a sturdy, easy-access bag for my trip. But I also wanted it to be different and cute. So I decided to make one! I took a tote I bought at Walmart a few months ago on clearance. I liked the stripes, but it needed something to jazz it up. If you want to make one, here's what you do:  Materials: Tote Bag 3 Designs of Fabric Sewing Machine Needle and Thread Liquid Stitch … [Read more...]

Super Easy & Cute T-Shirt Refashion

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This is easily my favorite and easiest t-shirt refashion that I have tried so far. All it requires is a needle and thread - no machine! I started with two clearance t-shirts from Forever 21 {$2/ea.}. I used the second t-shirt to make the flowers. But you can use leftover fabric for the flowers and then you only need one shirt. I made a sketch of what I wanted the t-shirt to look … [Read more...]

Anthro-inspired T-Shirt for $4

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I am always on the lookout for stylish, cute t-shirts for the Summer. One of my favorite stores -- Anthropologie, recently had a great t-shirt they were selling. But for almost $80 I wondered if I could find a way to make something similar for a fraction of the cost. I bought two t-shirts on clearance for $2 each. I bought one for the t-shirt and one to cut up for embellishments. Materials … [Read more...]