Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse!
October 29, 2010
Have you ever thrown away an item only to discover that you really could have reused it for another purpose? We all know the old saying, "One man's junk is another man's treasure." Well, I experienced this with a book that I recently stumbled upon while searching for Halloween costume ideas. The book, Denim Revolution: Dozens of Ways to Turn Denim Cast-Offs into Fashion Must-Haves by Nancy Minsky was amazing! Minsky offers step-by-step instructions, sketches, and photographs to guide you. There are projects included which require NO sewing! In addition, Minsky has a user-friendly online tutorial on how to make a carnival mask by using a scrap of old denim.
It’s challenging and fun to try to remake items that one would typically discard into something useful. Unfortunately, this can lead to hoarding all sorts of stuff, which is a whole other issue.
- Liberty Branch
Tags: sewing, recycling, crafts