Project Tutorial: Reupholster Your Dining Room Chairs

| December 22, 2009

Reupholstering your own dining room chairs is one of the easiest do it yourself projects around, in fact I’ve reupholstered my “well loved” dining rooms chairs twice which has really extended the life of the chairs.  Plus, it’s a cheap and easy way to change the look of your dining room. The look above was […]

Book Review: Junky Styling, Wardrobe Surgery

| August 11, 2009

Deconstructing, re-styling, and completely transforming old clothes is all the rage right now and this 160-page book, Junky Styling: Wardrobe Surgery is a beautifully designed and illustrated softcover publication that will inspire all who read it to take a new look at their discarded fashions. The authors, Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager, launched a successful […]

Cut The Cost By Making Your Own “Frills”

| July 26, 2009

I LOVE to run across ways to do fancy trims and decorations on garments — especially where the “purchased” ones of similar type cost a bundle of money.At the Enchantresses3 blogspot, there is a super tutorial on how to make a corsage decoration on a regular tee.  They say the “real deal” costs $29.95 from J. Crew […]

Recycled Shirt Sleeves Into Yoga Pants

| July 15, 2009

Here we go again – recycle, recycle, recycle!  I’ve said before that more of the sewing and craft items in my customer waiting area are made from recycled garments and fabrics than from “new” fabrics.  I’m finding that I can charge a little bit less for the items made from recycled materials, therefore they appear to be […]