Here at Ecofrugals we are all about that make do and mend attitude. To use what you have and reduce our overall consumption. But what about when a garment simply does not have the functionality we need and expect? I am, of course, talking about skirts and dresses without pockets. But you don’t need to […]
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I don’t know about you, but it always strikes me as a terrible waste of resources to throw away a garment, no matter how old, just because a small portion of it is worn out. Especially so when that small portion of the garment is in an out-of-the-way, not that noticeable location. Say, like the […]
We started off with dumpster diving, primarily from grocery shop dumpsters, but there is a lot more resources that can be had in urban neighborhoods. This post is all about spotting opportunities where you live, that you might normally just pass by unnoticed. There is no end to the treasures you can uncover if you […]
Right now, a lot of us are stuck inside our homes and may turn online more often than usual. It’s an anxious and scary time for everyone, which makes it all the easier to feel like we should treat ourselves through online purchases and deliveries. Or perhaps online shopping is helping you distract yourself from the current situation? Whatever the case, take a deep breath and… wait. Stay that hand. For at least 72 hours, try to think of other things.
Finding yourself home more than usual? Perhaps you want to try your hand at sewing thing, but don’t have a sewing machine? In this post, I give you an easy DIY hand sewing project that is all straight edges and two simple seams. You don’t need much in terms of equipment either.
Darning is as old as clothes itself. When you’ve spent weeks and months carding, spinning, weaving, sewing, it makes sense that you wouldn’t throw a garment away at the first tear. Mending and darning always gain popularity during lean times, such as WW2 and the great depression. But who is to say that we can’t […]