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DIY Replace a Sleeve

Creative Challenge DIY

DIY Replace a Sleeve

Learn how to create a pattern from a pre-existing garment in this tutorial leading you through replacing a torn sleeve. This techniques can easily be adapted in many ways beyond sleeves. This inspiring tutorial is made in collaboration with Fabscrap for our Mending Challenge. Get the full how-to and entry details...

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Repair a Torn Seam Tutorial

Creative Challenge DIY

Repair a Torn Seam Tutorial

As part of the Mending Challenge collaboration with Fabscrap I'm sharing this easy how-to Repair a Torn Seam. It's a common area to see damage and this tutorial requires minimal materials and is so simple. You can do this!

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Patching Jersey Fabric

Creative Challenge DIY

Patching Jersey Fabric

Patching jersey fabric is easy and this seamless finish elevates an everyday staple that perhaps is out of commission with a stain or hole. Give it a second life with this easy to follow tutorial.

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Miniatuer Rhino & Fabscrap Mending Challenge

Creative Challenge

Miniatuer Rhino & Fabscrap Mending Challenge

Join the mending challenge hosted by Fabscrap and myself, with guest judge Elizabeth L. Cline. Get the details and rules for entry here...

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Four Reasons you should come to the Slow Fashion Retreat!

Classes & Events

Four Reasons you should come to the Slow Fashion Retreat!

This July I'll be heading to Bar Harbor, Maine to teach at a week long hands-on, creative Slow Fashion Retreat and I want you to join me! I feel passionate about the subject matter and want to empower you to not be creative in general, but to also feel awesome about your clothing.  You can find the full description of the retreat offering on A Gathering of Stitches, but here are the four reasons I'm most excited about this retreat... 1. You want to participate in the slow fashion movement but not sure what that means for you. Take back agency in your wardrobe with hands-on skills...

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