I am a mother of six children, five of which are boys. I have sewn since I learned how to do so in college. My college aged son recently led me to Etsy and I am glad to have joined the etsy family.
In my own large family, I learned the art of upcycling and re-using items in new ways long ago. While the concept of "hand-me-downs" is not always well received by growing children, re-configured items--clothes, toys, furniture, etc. were always welcome and especially if the kids were in on the project.
Many of my clothing items are made with upcycled fabric. What I mean by that is that while they are 100% post consumer goods (and I am not the original consumer!) BUT they have NOT previously had a life as another garment or linen product. They have, instead, come from the attics or garages or sewing room of another fabriholic who saw…
- Born on December 8
- Joined July 5, 2009