Getting ready for school usually means new bags for the kids. This sweatshirt makes an awesome upcycled drawstring backpack! Then make some personalized bag tags for lunch boxes (or just for fun).

One of the hottest accessories this season is a scarf. Learn how to make this cowl and you’ll never find yourself arranging it’s placement all day! Then when you’re finally finished wearing it, transform it into a pillow.

I’ve been on a Dolman Sleeve kick recently – so this tutorial definitely caught my eye: How to draft and sew your own dolman sleeved tee.

Everyone needs a LBD – this one has a beautiful neckline and subtle details…. and is simply stunning.

This western purse is all sorts of amazing. Now I wish I had a pair of pretty boots to recycle.

Cloth napkins dress up a table, no matter what the occasion. Learn how to master mitered corners with these napkins AND make a pretty (napkin) ring too.

This has (almost) been the wettest August on record for our city. My new favorite companion has become my umbrella. I may give it a facelift with this tutorial.

When elastic comes in fancy patterns, it’s fashionable to show it off! Learn how to make a boho shoulder bag and trim it with great looking elastic.

Send your little girl back to school in this pretty, Paris skirt.

Who needs wicker baskets for their picnics when you can weave your own fabric one?

What a cute way to welcome kids back to school – personalized packs with pencils, crayons and scissors.

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