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Upcycled T-Shirt Quilt: A Blanket Statement

Someone contacted me with a stash of old t-shirts that their significant other hesitantly parted with. The shirts were secretly stockpiled over time, with the intent of preserving them as a quilt. They originally took on the project by themself, sewing the quilt with a needle and thread by hand in hopes of finishing as a Christmas gift. I was more than happy to … Read More Upcycled T-Shirt Quilt: A Blanket Statement

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Upcycled Denim Trench Dress: Conquering a Rough Patch(work)

I was eager to pursue fashion after sewing my first upcycled project. I researched Seattle’s fashion scene and found Chance Fashion, a non-profit which organized monthly runways for new or up-and-coming fashion designers. I saw an Alternative Fashion & Clubwear runway on their calendar and paid to reserve my spot immediately. I sketched out a mini collection featuring upcycled, recycled, and non-conventional looks but … Read More Upcycled Denim Trench Dress: Conquering a Rough Patch(work)

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Upcycled Memory Quilt: Sew Many Memories

My parents had a sewing machine collecting dust in their office for years. One day I asked for it and they agreed without question. I excitedly told a coworker about my new machine and they asked if I’d be willing to sew a quilt. I hesitantly agreed and, before I knew it, I was sewing two mini quilts made of my coworker’s deceased relative’s … Read More Upcycled Memory Quilt: Sew Many Memories

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DIY Floor Mat || Upcycled Carpet Squares

So, I have a confession – I think most welcome/floor mats are ugly and I fully understand how ridiculous that sounds. Why should something intended to remove dirt be visually appealing? I can only counter with “why not?” I scored carpet squares when I visited Zerolandfill (ZLF) Seattle’s annual event. I knew if I snagged some interesting colors, I’d find a way to cut … Read More DIY Floor Mat || Upcycled Carpet Squares