We are super excited to welcome back Cathleen for her second guest post with us! The first one on repurposing button-down shirts into shopping bags has been very popular, and this time she is sharing with us how you can use patterns easily without all the hassle and confusion of paper patterns! Please check out […]
Browsing Tag: sewing
Clothes and the keeping of them has quickly become an important theme on this blog. The clothes shopping ban, the darning of socks, the patching of clothes and the adding of pockets to improve clothes you already have, it all boils down to the simple concept of using what you already have and reusing it […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hobbies are more than just a device to pass time. Having hobbies we enjoy help mental health, can build community with other hobbyists and can create some outright gorgeous things. Here I have compiled a list of some of my favorite ecofrugal hobbies to inspire you! By necessity, my hobbies have always had to be […]
Happy Earth day 2020 everyone! Our call to action this year is to encourage you to leave a smaller footprint by replacing (at least) one single-use product in your home with a cloth alternative. It is absurd that we have reached a point in our history where felling a tree, milling it, turning it into […]
If you have little to no sewing experience already, this is a very forgiving project to start. It doesn’t matter if the edges are a little wonky or if the thread color doesn’t match quite right. And while it is nowhere near as precise as this post about making cloth masks like a pro, it […]
We are in a special time in history right now during a global pandemic, where everyday people are asked – begged – to make masks for first line responders, health care workers, grocery store staff, and everyone else they know. While I (Angela) personally do not have the skills to make masks myself – my […]
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.
Today we have our first DIY post AND first guest post on the blog! We are very excited to share this excellent tutorial from Cathleen on how to repurpose old button down shirts into great shoulder bags, or perfect replacements for single-use plastic bags!