Category Archives: Sewing

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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Beginner Boro

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Boro embroidery has its roots in Japan. It involves using a running stitch to secure a patch over an existing piece of fabric in need of repair. As clothes were repeatedly patched, they were transformed into completely embroidered garments. Though intricate design examples can seem intimidating, Boro is essentially a simple stitch repeated over and over. This tutorial will teach you how to repair a piece of fabric using this technique.

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Patchwork Cushion Covers

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

It’s summer which means prime garage sale season. Furniture can be snatched up at great prices but they don’t always have the best looking covering-or even any covers at all. This tutorial will show you how to make your own patchwork cushion covers for your second hand finds.

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Monster Patch

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

I’m a beginner gardener and recently ripped the knee of my gardening pants while moving a raised bed. Instead of a fabric patch. I decided it would be fun to experiment while mending this rip. This tutorial will teach you how to make a monster patch for those pesky holes.

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