Well, I quit sewing by the time I was 15 or 16 and honestly didn’t remember anything about it when I started back up 15 yrs later ;). I finally started sewing again almost a year ago when my daughter was only a few months old. I would sew when she would fall asleep each night…I still do this now and she’s 14 months old. Most of my projects are refashions and I love looking through my own closet and pulling apart an old dress or shirt to create things like a new dress for my daughter.
I am a wife, a mother of three (2 boys and a girl) and a daycare provider. My hobbies are couponing, sewing, reading, writing, and pinning things on Pinterest :). Yesterday, I noticed my blog on Pinterest…this is so exciting since I’m a newbie 🙂
So, here I am, ready to show you all of the easy projects I work on by taking things I already have and refashioning them into usable, more fashionable pieces! Please follow me on Twitter or Pinterest @RefashionMama.
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When I read about you had never worn anything you didn’t hem first…I thought I was reading about me! Love your post.thank you for taking time to share.
Thank you for the comment, Denise. I’m glad you found my blog and hope you find some ideas to try here for yourself 🙂
Love what you have done! I too am petite and appreciate that I can use cast-offs to recreate something great that fits.
I am going to start following you on Pinterest (my fav. hobby now!).
Nikki, I hope you found me on Pinterest! I pin all sorts of sewing inspirations :). I do love that I can take clothes that others no longer want and make them into something cute! A friend of mine just sent me a box of clothes after cleaning out her closet…as I went through it last night, I had all sorts of ideas going thru my head of what I’ll do with each piece! I’ll be posting some refashions this weekend!
Do you have a Facebook page? Also I can’t seem to find your pinterest page either. I am also a shorty, so I’m very excited about hemming up some pants now!
Lisa, I’m working on my Facebook fan page this weekend and will post once it’s up. On Pinterest and Twitter I’m @RefashionMama.
Lisa, my facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/RefashionMama and you can find me on Twitter or Pinterest @RefashionMama
I am 5 foot also and I have NEVER had a pair of pants with the original hem!
I just used your method and they came out great. I can hardly wait to hem the next pair.
This is brilliant : )
Dee, I’m glad you followed the tutorial….I’m hem happy and do at least 1-2 pairs/week 😉
Hi, thanks for your photo tutorial.
I have a chubby daughter and her jeans are always like 8 inches too long to fit in the waist.
I tried to convince her that the frayed cut edge look was “in” but she isn’t buying it.
She will be delighted and it doesn’t look too tough.
Wendy, I do always try to take lots of pics as I think it helps with understanding what I’ve written. I’m glad your daughter will like having the original hem on her pants now.
hello mama, have you ever had a shirt where the neck hole was too big? i have small shoulders and need a trick to make the neck hole smaller. uconduit!
Deb Hardwick, I actually just ran into this problem when I refashioned a large sweater and cut a wider neckline https://refashionmama.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/refashion-bulky-square-sweater-into-cute-modern-top/
I cut the neckline too wide and the shirt kept sliding off of my shoulder. To solve this problem, I added 3 pleats onto the back of th shirt (see the pics on the tutorial link above). This brought the neckline in slightly and kept the shirt in place. I think the pleats look really cute so I’m planning to add them to the front and perhaps very small pleats onto the shoulder on some other tops. Please let me know what you think and if you try this method 🙂
love the site as i am 4’11.5″ tall and am getting to the age where i can’t wear 4″heels all day just so pants won’t drag. One suggestion though, make sure you have plug covers over the exposed plug under your window near the toddler’s books. Can’t wait to see the greatness out of your new craft room!
Estelina, I use to wear heels every day but not in the last few years now. Yes, we had to add a faceplate to the outlet then added the child safety plugs 🙂
Hi! I just wanted to let you know I really enjoy your pins, so many good ideas! We have similar tastes 🙂
Thank you so much! I hope you continue to enjoy my posts and feel free to contribute your ideas anytime 🙂
I saw a post on Pintrest about how to use the original hem from jeans when shortening them. It sent me to your oage but then I got a message saying this site no longer exists. Is this true? I really want to know how to do the hem thing.
Thank you for contacting me. The link to the original hem post is https://refashionmama.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/alteration-my-new-favorite-way-to-keep-original-hem-on-jeans/
Love your site but where do I find out how to hem a pair of jeans with the original hem?
Billie, here’s the link to the original hem post https://refashionmama.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/alteration-my-new-favorite-way-to-keep-original-hem-on-jeans/
Love your page and your fashions! I am new to sewing and have been looking at machines. What would you recommend? I am new so nothing fancy but def something I can grow into and be able to do more advanced things. I’d like to spend no more than $150-200. Any advice you have would be most appreciated! Thank you!
Thank you, Britney! I’m love when people post comments :). To me, a great beginner (and even more advanced) sewing machine brand is Brother! I started out on a Brother and own 2 of them now. They are very user friendly and I have never had any trouble with either of mine. I love my Brother CS6000i and use it often 🙂
Great! Especially the user friendly part 🙂 Thank you!
Hi! I’ve been following your web site for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the excellent work!
Bravo RefashionMama! It is awesome to see fellow entrepreneurs at work! Your story is awesome, as are your creations! Many Blessings!
Thank you! The same to you!! 🙂
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