Category Archives: Sewing

Skirt Alteration

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Thrift stores are great places to shop but what if you find the perfect skirt in the wrong size? Instead of passing it by, you could alter it to fit. Even better, the cut off fabric can be upcycled into a matching headband. This tutorial will show you how to do both.

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Scrap Fabric Ornaments

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Summer may be in bloom but we crafters know that the holidays are right around the corner. That’s why we start making holiday gifts way early! These fabric ornaments make great holiday decorations, party gifts, and stocking stuffers. Better yet they are made using scrap materials.

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T-shirt Skirt

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

T-shirts are a great material for upcycling projects. Bright, bold colors make a fun combination for a unique skirt. Thrift stores generally have lots of t-shirts in various colors, often with logos. This tutorial will show you how to create a 2T sized skirt.

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Copy Cat PJ Pants

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Have an old pair of pajama pants that you can’t throw away? This tutorial will show you how to copy the pattern so you can create an updated version. An added benefit of this tutorial is that you can easily make a secret gift by borrowing the recipient’s PJ’s, copying the pattern, and then returning their pants without them knowing you’re making them a present.

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Mending With Felt

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Have a mending pile that’s grown too large? Felt is an excellent fiber to mend your clothes. Since the edges don’t fray when cut, beginning sewers can flex their creativity while patching up holes. Instead of trying to hide the patch, you can have fun using shapes to enhance your clothing. This tutorial will show you several ways to mend using felt.

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Thrift Store Crafts

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

In need of a craft project but not sure what to make? Visit your local thrift store and search for unfinished projects. If you can sew, you can finish a handmade coat. Or if you crochet, perhaps you’ll find a box of granny squares like I did. This tutorial will show you how to complete two thrift store finds.

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