Category Archives: sewing

restyled paisley tunic

Found a fun paisley-patterned tunic at the flea market for a dollar. Discovered that although quite large, it had ridiculously tight sleeves, and the slit went down waaaaay too far. Black man’s tshirt from thrift store (another 3 dollars!) fixed … Continue reading

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tool patch

For a friend’s favorite work jeans = a use for the silly power tool print! Large patches stitched behind both knees, the one that was already torn through got additional tools fused on.

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koala burn mittens (updated)

After seeing the heart-breaking images of koalas with burn injuries from the Australian bushfires, when I heard about the call to make mittens to cover their burned paws I had to participate. 16 pairs of mittens sent off to Australia … Continue reading

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2 pot cosy

  A gift for a friend to fit over 2 extremely different pots – a tall thin coffee pot and a short fat tea pot. The colors were chosen to coordinate with the kitchen decor. Body is a felted sweater … Continue reading

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more hole chasing

The second of the friend’s much-loved thrift shop sweaters that had been used as meals by the moths. This time mended with needle-felted roving;┬ámuch quicker and easier than the thread used previously, especially since this piece had more and larger … Continue reading

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begone holes

A friend’s beloved thrift shop find was munched by moths. I mended the holes, then covered them with Japanese Banku thread. For the bottom squiggle I was able to needle-felt the thread into place, but it would not stay attached … Continue reading

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mudcloth bag, reworked

  This cute mudcloth bag was a gift from a friend. I wasn’t using it because I can’t deal with carrying a bag in my hand. It needed a shoulder strap. Found a woven belt at the thrift store and … Continue reading

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