Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 9

Thank you all for participating in Friday’s giveaway and letting us know if you embroider either by hand or machine.

Friday’s winner is Patty Kulas and Karen Heinrich! Congratulations, please email with your mailing addresses to receive one Sulky Stablizer!

And, don’t forget every day you enter to win a prize, you’re also entered to win the Grand Prize, a copy of Sew it All TV season 5 on DVD! If you’re looking to fill out your DVD collection, visit for each season.

Sew It All episode 6 will have great guests that will walk you through wonderful garment projects. In episode 603 “Darling Dress” Althea Harper shows techniques on how to drape and make a custom dress!

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Check out the past episodes of Sew It All season 5 for additional garment sewing projects. Stitch a cute tank with Vanessa Wilson in episode 511 “Tank Girl” and make your own custom fit tank top.

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Today’s prize is the book Just For the Frill Of It by Sonya Nimri. This book is packed with cute ideas to customize and creative your own fabulous flirty style from clothes you already have in your closet.

Enter to win this prize by answering the following question in the comments section below:

Do you like to refashion your own clothes? What do you like to refashion if so?

Good luck! Our winners will be announced Monday, along with ANOTHER prize! Have a great weekend!

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 9

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52 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 9

  1. Debra Z says:

    I have tried refashioning but so far haven’t had much success. Hopefully as I sew more I will get better at it and churn out something I can actually wear. :)

  2. Audrey says:

    I don’t often refashion my clothes except with jewerly, but I usually have to redo any store bought clothes in the shoulders.

  3. Melissa Haren says:

    I love to refashion. Take it apart and put it back together, add lace, embellishments, machine embroidery, make it my own! Jeans, skirts, tops, jackets, whatever I can get at the Good Will in Good Shape for a Good Price!

  4. Cherie says:

    Actually, not much. But I did use some leggings that were too small for my daughter and used it for a pair of pants for her 18″ doll. It turned out cute.

  5. Vicki says:

    The only refashioning I generally do is on boxy t-shirts. I give them a little shape, fix the sleeves, and sometimes add some embroidery.

  6. Gina S. says:

    T-shirt is one of the thing i want to refashion. I have a bunch of womens skirts and dress that i would like to redo.

  7. Annarita says:

    My obsession is “how can I refashion it”!!!!
    So I’d like very much this book.
    I’m afraid it’s late.

  8. Mama Lusco says:

    I like to refashion my husband’s old dress shirts or t-shirts. Not too original, but really fun & practical!

  9. S says:

    The only thing I’ve refashioned so far is an old sweater into leg warmers. I too have a stash I hope to refashion.

  10. pamela schofield says:

    I have refashioned several denim jumpers into adorable baby clothes. The material was in terrific shape and made into little skirts, dresses and vests.

  11. BJMarley says:

    I have several garments that I want to refashion.

  12. LethaGD says:

    I haven’t ventured into that yet but have a pile of old clothes I don’t have the heart to throw away. I would sure love to figure out what I could do with them – this book would be very helpful.

  13. Cath says:

    Nothing too adventurous yet but willing to try!

  14. Beth B says:

    I haven’t refashioned anything, but would love to.

  15. Nicole Lesley says:

    I try to refashion whatever doesnt fit when I dig it out for the season. Tees into tanks, sweaters into cardigans. Just let the creativity flow.

  16. Patricia Hersl says:

    I never have had any success, the few times I tried. Maybe I need help…

  17. Brenda says:

    I have never refashioned. Think I could use a little help in that area.

  18. Jolee Cleary says:

    Haven’t refashioned anything since the ’70′s when I turned jeans into a skirt. But have been considering it a lot lately. Would love to add this to my library.

  19. Carol K E says:

    I have only refashioned clothing for children.

  20. nelda says:

    I’ve tried few times to refashion my old clothes, but was disappointed with the outcome. Perhaps I needed to learn more :-) . Thanks for a chance to win!

  21. Mary Angerer says:

    I have often adjusted the lengths of dresses and skirts. I remember when minis came into style in the sixties. I remember adding a cute applique to one of my daughter’s dresses–I bought a “second” or “third” at a garment factory and it had a hole in the front of the bodice. I’m sure I have done other restyling!

  22. Diane Simmons says:

    I can’t wait to try some of these ideas…I have so many tops that need to be re-fashioned….My brain is hurting from all the ideas..:0)

  23. JoDee says:

    I have refashioned my children’s clothes when they were little and changed a couple of blouses sleeve lengths. But I would really like to learn more about refashioning what I have. Clothing is getting to hi in price at times. Plus I am at a new stage in my life and it is called being a “Grandma”. So would really enjoy having this book to help me with these things. Thank you so much for your programs and for your website.

  24. Esther Hopland says:

    I like to refashion jeans into skirts.

  25. Betsy says:

    I do like to refashion my clothes. I sew embroideries on my jean jackets and I shorten or lengthen skirts.

  26. Mary Mac says:

    I add to my garments, but haven’t tried to refashion any thing yet.

  27. Heather says:

    I refashion many things! There are so many possibilities and looks to explore with this trend. The ideas are endless. I like to make arm warmers from sweaters and also love to make headbands from stretchy tops and sweatshirts.

  28. Polly M says:

    I’ve done jackets & tops. Adding embroidery or lace, reshaping, or just adding hidden pockets for, cell phone, iPod, etc., that women’s clothes often lacks.

  29. Brenda Joyce Cloud says:

    I have not ventured into refashioning clothes but think maybe one day I would like to try it..

  30. Marilyn Ming says:

    Even though I love to sew, patterns are my best bet. However, I do have a great “eye” for picking out the right fabric for the right pattern. My mother always told me that I would bring home the most unusual material designs (her actual word was awful) and was able to make the most adorable outfits.

  31. melissa britton says:

    i love refashioning items I started siple taking sleeves off a blouse and re hemming the opening i turned a t shirt into a tote bag. id love to have this book to well have INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS i have so many ideas , but need the instuctions to keep it from tuning into a mess. ooo another idea turning a vintage scarf into little cap sleeves for a plain shirt.

  32. Jane C. says:

    Inspired by Sew Serendipity, I customized a new dress by shortening the hem, adding a frill, trimming the collar and making a new belt all in the same complimentary fabric. I get tons of compliments when I wear it.
    I bought a heavily embroidered Indian skirt that I made into a wall hanging. The idea came from Nate Berkus who says “shop your home first.”

  33. Rebeccca says:

    I love adding trim or lace to t shirts to spruce them up and give them a new look. Currently working on making a quilt out of old jeans.

  34. Deb says:

    Well, no, I haven’t done any ‘refashioning’, but heaven’s knows I need to. When I look at all my at work clothing and realize it’s not what I need for stay at home clothing, I wonder how I can repurpose it to work better for me. I’ll add details to store bought clothing, but not actual refashioning yet! There’s always a YET!

  35. Karen says:

    I have never refashioned a garment before. I love the idea of doing this though. The only thing I’ve attempted close to this was taking old clothing and making pillow covers out of them.

  36. Jamie F. says:

    I love to refashion t-shirts!!! They always turn out so cute and the material is easy to sew on!!!

  37. Andrea Fornara says:

    I’ve only refashioned a couple of garments thus far, but I’ve recently lost a great deal of weight and throughout my weight loss process, have been purchasing clothes through the local resale shop. There are many garments that are made of great fabric, but are either the wrong size or outdated. Because of that, I’ve been considering the idea of refashioning garments once I get to my goal weight.

  38. I’ve done all kinds of re-sewing. My favorite was transforming a mom’s wedding dress into a modern one for her daughter.

  39. Peggy A. says:

    I’ve refreshed lots of outgrown children’s clothes but haven’t tried an adult outfit yet.

  40. Marge says:

    Love, Love, your show. Gets my creatives juices going.

  41. Robin Huss says:

    I haven’t ventured into refashioning but I have a lot of items I’ve been collecting that I think have refashioning potential. I would love a copy of the book to get some imaginative refashioning ideas. Thank you for the chance to win.

  42. Peggy aka PickleSoup says:

    My favorite thing to refashion is the men’s t-shirts that we are issued to wear at my job. I took a pattern off of a fitted women’s t-shirt (that fits me well) and cut apart the men’s tee. Then I lay out my pattern pieces on the men’s t-shirt pieces, cut them out and sew it back together! It still has the company logo on the chest area in the right spot. :) Oh! And I use the leftover length that was cut off to make a new band around the new lowered neckline. It isn’t a ribbing band, but you don’t notice! The end result is SO much more flattering on me!

  43. Cindy McCarty says:

    I have this very beautiful skirt from my other life, b.c. (before children and pregnancies) It was embroideried by hand on black with little mirrors on it. It was definitely imported and very expensive. I figure that I can cut it off that waistband (it doesn’t look like it will be fitting anytime in the near future : ^ ( ) and then either attach it to a yoke or a new waistband. I love it even after all these years!

  44. Joan Merrill says:

    I do lots of t-shirt makeovers, but that’s not nearly as fun as the ideas this book portrays.

  45. Barbara Norton says:

    I would love to learn to refashion adult clothes. My only refashioning has been to turn my daughters t-shirts into dresses by sewing material to the bottom of the shirt.

  46. Linda S. says:

    I’ve only turned sweatshirts into jackets. The book sounds intriguing.

  47. I need a lot of ideas to refashion garments so I could really use this book. I have seen ideas for t-shirts into skirts but have not done that yet. Sew News magazine also has good ideas and I have kept them all for ideas.

  48. Suzie says:

    I’ve not yet ventured into refashioning but I’ve a bag of items I’ve been collecting that I think have refashioning potential. Would love a copy of the book to get some imaginative refashioning ideas :)

  49. Susy Jones says:

    I’m new to sewing so I haven’t refashioned a garment yet. Hopefully when I get more confidant at sewing I will be able to refashion some of my clothes.

  50. Vanessa Blake says:

    No I don’t refashion my own clothes but I would love to learn the correct way of doing it, from one of the top people in the field. I really like your show I just found it on PBS its got great projects even for the beginner sewers like myself I have learned a lot just in the few episodes I have watched. Cant wait for the next one :)