Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways-Day 12!

Hello again! It’s Thursday, which means it’s Day 12 of our 13 giveaways! But first, who won yesterday’s giveaway?

Our Day 11 prize was the book Deploy That Fabric by Jen Eskridge.

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 12!

Jen Eskridge shows you how to recycle decomissioned uniforms and blend in some cheerful, contemporary fabrics to create useful family treasures with one-of-a-kind style. (See Jen make a zippered welt pocket to use for a variety of projects in her season 3episode “Welt of Knowledge.”)

Thank you all for sharing your stories of the service members in your life. I’m grateful for their service and proud of all of them! The Day 11 winner is:

Evelyn, whose brother and a nephew were in the Navy! Congratulations Evelyn, please email with your mailing address to receive your prize.

Our Day 12 prize will go to two lucky winners: the book ReSew by Jenny Wilding Cardon.

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Yearning for a unique look–yet shopping on a shoestring? Learn secrets for finding the creative possibilities in cast-offs! With a snip here and a tuck there, you can turn common thrift-store items into sassy, stylish originals.

* Turn secondhand basics into first-rate fashions with over 20 beginner-friendly projects
* Make chic tops, skirts, dresses, purses, scarves, bags, and hats–plus a rug, simple quilt, and more
* View before and after pictures that illustrate the potential of your thrift-store finds

Get even more upcycling goodness from Jenny’s season 3 episode, “Sweet Sweatshirts” where she transforms sweatshirts from drab to fab in 3 stylish ways.

To enter to win this great book, answer the following question in the comments section below, “What was your last upcycling project?”

The winner will be announced tomorrow, along with the LAST prize! Remember, Sew it All season 4 begins airing Saturday on PBS! If your local PBS station doesn’t carry Sew it All, give them a shout! Also–each day you enter into a giveaway, you’re also entered to win the Grand Prize, season 3 on dvd!

Good luck and have a great Thursday!

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 12!
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66 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways-Day 12!

  1. Virginia Darwin says:

    This book looks awesome! My most recent upcycling was taking a man’s dress shirt, cutting off the neck and putting elastic up there, rick rack on the bottom and hemmed the sleeves.

  2. Laura says:

    I love recycling fabric and I’m always looking for new ideas!

  3. Shirley says:

    my favorite up cycyle was putting two wedding gowns, donated of course, into one, best bodice with second skirt together, then make swags with top skirt to make Cinderella’s gown for my daughter’s play. It was then well loved for a long time.

  4. Angela Cianfaglione says:

    I’m working on an upcycle project right now. I am using bed sheets that and using that as fabric for a night shirt.

  5. Sherry Thompson says:

    I am currently making my daughter a tshirt quilt to use at college. I have been eyeing this book since it came out! Looks great!

  6. Mary M says:

    My last upcycle project was a sweater into a felted purse.

  7. Marie Waterman says:

    I turned all my son’s uniform pants from school last year to shorts over the summer. I’d really like to do more but i need ideas. This book would be great!

  8. ReneeO says:

    I upcycled old faded drapes and an old Mickey Mouse t-shirt into a small messenger bag…. with material left to make more!

  9. Debbie Lauzon says:

    I made a tshirt dress using an old tank top and the skirt portion of a summer dress I bought for 1$Lol!

  10. This book looks awesome. Retirement has provided me the time to renew my love of crafting and sewing. I spend many evenings scouring for ideas on the internet and magazines instead of watching television. Unfortunately PBS does not broadcast Sew It All, but I’m asking.

  11. I took a thrift store “Aloha” shirt (short sleeve man’s button down shirt with Hawaiian design) and turned it into a couch pillow. I used the buttoned portion intact for the back of the pillow to neatly get the pillow in and out. Machine washable too!

  12. LauraM says:

    A bag of about 10 pairs of old jeans was donated to my sewing group. I turned them into a chenille throw rug for the kitchen.

  13. Amanda Barrett says:

    I took an over sized green Tshirt, cut it neck to shoulder across the top, added five velvet 1″x5″ straps to both left and right sides connecting front to back, along with altering it to be fitted and added three black velvet roses with old pearl clip on earrings as centers, which I attached with some really fun “Fashion Beadz” self adhesive beads for fabric. Looked so funky fun. Wish I could upload a pic.

  14. Mary says:

    I made curtains for my daughters’ dorm rooms from solid color sheets. Then I used the leftover fabric to make napkins. All of my daughters and I have cloth napkins to use for every day!

  15. Vickie T says:

    I took a sweatshirt and made a cute jacket out of it

  16. I am making a skirt from one of my husband’s old dress shirts :)

  17. Ella Brock says:

    I have actually been doing a lot of upcycling this summer. I have taken jeans and ripped the legs and resewn them into long bluejean skirts. Around here a lot of young girls wear these to church. They feel so comfortable and save lots of money. On one store website, I saw these going for $288. I also take the buttons off of old clothes and use them in other projects.

  18. Carol K E says:

    My sons did not want their Air Force BDU s to go to the thrift shop, so now they are tote bags — really sturdy with pockets.

  19. Kim says:

    We don’t have a lot of extra money right now, the last thing I upcycled was jeans from a thrift store into shorts for my daughter to wear. I have also upcycled a denim shirt from my husband’s closet into a pair of jeans for a doll I was making.

  20. Paula says:

    I look for and buy any wool article of clothing and then rip it to make strips for rug hooking. Also I look for wedding/formal gowns to use to make infant christining gowns and then use the lace/buttons/embelishments to use on the gown or other projects that I am working on.

  21. Chris W says:

    I recently remodeled a t-shirt. I took it in on the sides, made it shorter and used some decorative stitching to dress it up. It came out great!

  22. Jamie F. says:

    Making the cuffs off a men’s dress shirt into pocket pouches

  23. Becky Donaldson says:

    I made tiered ruffled skirts for my granddaughters out of a man’s polo shirt! Cute and adorable. Perfect for Back to School. AND easy!

  24. Diane Jettinghoff says:

    Is making quilts count? I used old fabric from clothes for the base and buttons, appliques, etc. that I already had for decoration. Now I’m using my collection of lace so I can show it off. Then I have one planned using all the T-shirt logos we’ve used and another one is planned using all the little samples of fabrics I get through the mail. Whew, I’m tired just thinking about it.

  25. brandi says:

    I made a man’s long sleeve button up into a cute woman’s tube top and used the sleeves to make ruffles down the front!

  26. Susan says:

    I made a purse from a pair of old jeans and made a denim skirt with old jeans! (didn’t everyone?)

  27. Pam Beus says:

    I used pant legs (from pants that I’d cut off to make shorts) and recycled purse zippers to add pockets to two of my tote bags.

  28. judy harris says:

    my son is 15 now — I recycled a bunch of his favorite tees from when he was younger into a quilt and pillows for his room now. I used the (unprinted) backs to make a rug, so everything coordinates. I’d love inspiration for taking garments apart and putting them back together in new and updated ways — that would stretch my imagination AND my budget!

  29. zapper45701 says:

    Actually, I rebuilt a kitchen table (to sew on), so I guess that counts, too. :-)

  30. amy mayer says:

    My last upcycling project was turning a straw placemat into a clutch purse!

  31. Sherry Mitchell says:

    made a purse out of a pair of jeans

  32. Kelly Preciado says:

    I remodeled a skirt into a more modern style.

  33. Sunny says:

    Upcycling is now my sewing passion. My latest project is cutting up two men’s dress shirts and making them into an apron. There is still fabric leftover and I am anxious to find ideas to use it all. This book would be terrific!

  34. Reyna Lay says:

    The last thing I upcycled was a 25 cent very big, BIG dress from the Thrift store. It was twice my size so I cut it up and took it in, made a skirt AND a top from it. I kept the main details on it like the trim, the lacy collar and the gorgeous vintage buttons. I love it now and wear them all the time! So from one 25 cent piece I got 2 staples in my wardrobe! :)

  35. ellen kudron says:

    I am new to sewing so i followed a tutorial to make an apron from a mans dress shirt and it came out awesome! love all the upcycled projects

  36. Brenda Sense says:

    I hemmed a linen blouse bought off a clearance rack and made a headband out tof the excess material. Love not having to throw away material scraps.

  37. Kelly Pearson says:

    I’ve never upcycled before. Sure do hope I win the book so I can learn! What a great way to preserve otherwise useless garments.

  38. Leslie says:

    The latest thing upcycled? I made a maxi skirt from a pair of jean shorts and some mystery fabric. Saw the idea on Pinterest ( and thought it was a clever idea. I am also going to make another one from a lace table cloth I got from a Put and Take table also where I got the jean shorts (which were left overs from bib making, apparently).

  39. Bobbi Van Til says:

    My last “upcycling” project was using a pair of jeans to make my dog a coat!

  40. Linda Jennings says:

    I took a frumpy shirt and put in darts in front and back to make a fitted shirt. It looks much better and stylish now.

  41. Pam Albert says:

    I would love to see what i could use out of this since i am a New York City and always flea marketing..

  42. wendy says:

    I recycle fabric samples every season when a new samples come out. I make them into coffee sleeves. I also took a linen curtain and recycled it into a cluctch purse. I would love to have this book.

  43. Viviana says:

    This is amazing! I personally do not have much money so I buy everything at the thrift store. I’ve made curtains for my house out of old sheets, which took ages because I don’t have a sewing machine, and my most recent project was turning two old curtains into tablecloths for our dinner table, all hand-stitched. I also made myself a skirt out of an old t-shirt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Karen says:

    I used an old pair of blue jeans and made it into a tote bag.

  45. nel fraker says:

    I recycle sweaters to mittens.

  46. Violet says:

    The last piece of clothing I upcycled was an old shirt of my husbands. It had long sleeves and way too big for me, but I cut off the sleeves and took it in on the sides and now I have a great summer top.

  47. Lauren A says:

    I turned sequin butterfly appliques from a old ball gown top into ornaments. They have now been sent off to the Houston’s Holocaust Museum for their exhibit.

  48. natali says:

    I am planning to make a pj pants for my son out of one my husbands flannel shirts. Would love the book for some new ideas!

  49. The last item I upcycled was my daughter’s receiving blankets into a quilt! She’d grown out of the small size and now she can cuddle with them for a long time to come

  50. Wendy Roy says:

    I would love to receive this book; hadn’t sewn since high school home ec and now making pow wow regalia; can use all the tips and tricks I can get!