The first time hearing a new catchword, I often find myself pondering it’s meaning. When running across the word Upcycling, I knew in a flash what it meant—reworking—refashioning old materials. My closet is filled with old fashions. With a touch of ingenuity, you can bring new life to an older shirt. Donna Fenske, Sewing With Nancy team member, was my guest during this 2-part series. This week, the second episode is the Sewing With Nancy online featured video.
Here’s a preview of one of the recycling options that you’ll learn from this online episode. It’s called the Refashioned Pullover—the back is switched to the front and vice versa to create an upcycled pullover.
- Divide the shirt into upper/lower sections.
- Cut 1″ strips from the middle sections, which are used for the waistline ties.
- Reattach front to back.
There’s more to watch online!
Did you watch the first episode of Upcycled Shirts?
Also, watch Sewing With Nancy on PBS, online, or on your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. Have you downloaded the app?
More ideas inside!
The book/DVD that accompany the TV series, Upcycled Shirts, gives all the details and instructions on easy shirt makeovers, seven shirt makeovers in all.
Thanks to guest Donna Fenske for her sewing expertise!
Bye for now,