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Tutorial: How to Shorten an (Old) pair of Jeans

Tutorial: How to Shorten an (Old) pair of Jeans

June 30, 20140

Most of us have an attachment to a favourite pair of jeans, and when they wear along the bottom hems we often wish we could give them a new lease…

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Tutorial: Sewing On a Button

Tutorial: Sewing On a Button

June 21, 20140

Today we bring you a tutorial on sewing buttons by our wonderful mending expert Kaye. This is an extended version of the guide we handed out on our flyer for…

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“A stitch in time saves nine” – or How to darn a sock.

“A stitch in time saves nine” – or How to darn a sock.

April 19, 20140

Darning a favourite pair of socks is an easy job and it is even possible to darn a relatively large hole in the heel of a sock using some basic…

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Tutorial: Draught Excluder

Tutorial: Draught Excluder

February 2, 20140

Have you heard that We Love Low Cost Living? We do! We've joined a new low-cost living initiative along with The Hornbeam Cafe and many other organizations, and we'll be…

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Tutorial: Potato Printing Fabric Gift Wrap

Tutorial: Potato Printing Fabric Gift Wrap

December 2, 20130

Two weeks ago, Margaret shared a simple tutorial for making reusable fabric gift wrap. Now she’s back with a cheap and easy tutorial for embellishing your gift wrap using a…

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Tutorial: Making Fabric Gift Wrap

Tutorial: Making Fabric Gift Wrap

November 14, 20130

It’s almost that time of year again… Time to have an avalanche of gift wrap rolls fall on your head as you attempt to dig them out from wherever it…

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Tutorial: Yarn Bowl

Tutorial: Yarn Bowl

August 10, 20131

This tutorial, adapted from one we found on Pinterest, was a big hit at the Wood St. Festival in June, despite the iffy weather. It's a perfect holiday project, especially…

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