How To Make a Pixie Coat Using Upcycled Clothing

How To Make a Pixie Coat From Upcycled Clothing Back when my twin daughters were turning 11 years old, I decided to make them each a pixie coat for their birthday. I made them from upcycled clothing that was too small for them. I think…

upcycled leg warmers

Can Upcycled Clothing Help Save the Planet?

This is a guest post by a fellow Asheville-based upcyled clothing refashionista. Her name is Julia McDowell of Perpetual Muse Designs, and here is her story. Saving the World, One Fabric Scrap at a Time. . . I work from home alongside my amazingly supportive…

Ethical Clothing Companies

Mandy’s List of Ethical Clothing Companies

Clothing Companies That Put People and The Planet Before Profit All of these ethical clothing companies focus on creating sustainable fashion, putting the planet and the people first, before profit. While this list of slow fashion brands is by no means comprehensive, it will at…

DIY Leggings in 10 Minutes

DIY Tutorial – How To Make Leggings from Old Tights

How To Make Free DIY Leggings from Old Tights There’s nothing more annoying than having to throw an old pair of tights into the landfill. Well wait – there is. It’s just as annoying to want some really cool and fabulishus women’s leggings and find…

How To Make a Free Women's Tunic L-3XL

Easy 90 Minute Sewing Project: Upcycled Tunic Top for Women XS-3XL

How To Make an Upcycled Tunic Top for Women in Less Than 90 Minutes! There are the three things I’m looking for when I want to make an upcycled tunic top that I can wear tonight. Fast. Free. Flattering. I don’t want to go shopping…

Free sewing pattern - DIY Fingerless Gloves

DIY Fingerless Gloves and Arm Warmers: My Scrappy 30 Minute Project

How To Make Scrappy DIY Fingerless Gloves and Arm Warmers In Less Than An Hour! It started getting chilly around here in Western North Carolina (and elsewhere) and I decided it was time to fashion some scrappy DIY fingerless gloves and arm-warmers from some pieces…

DIY Leg Warmers Tutorial

DIY Leg Warmers from Too-Small Tights (Plus Toddler Training Pants and 18 Inch Doll Undies)

Make These No-Cost DIY Leg Warmers in 10 Minutes FLAT! How To Make DIY Leg Warmers From Too-Small Tights Warm tights are a big favorite in our house. Winters can get mighty chilly up here in the Western North Carolina mountains and us girls like to keep…

Fingerless gloves by Mandy Wildman

Scrappy Fingerless Glovelies: My Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Ready For a Quick and Easy Fingerless Gloves Pattern? It started getting chilly around here (finally) and I decided it was time to fashion a scrappy fingerless gloves pattern, or as I like to call them, arm-warmers or Glovelies(tm). I made them from some fun pieces…