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Book Review: “CRAFTIVITY: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle” by Tsia Carson

Tsia Carson’s Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle is brimming with clever ideas for transforming the worn-out (old t-shirts become panties), the almost-ruined (a moth-eaten sweater is salvaged via red embroidery thread and an abstract design sensibility), and the nearly-trash (a reusable tote crocheted from plastic grocery bags). Its attitude is infectious, too —…

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Burdastyle: Neighborly Sewing Patterns

BurdaStyle is a new company on a mission to share sewing patterns freely and openly, spreading the word about do-it-yourself style. We like to think of our website as a virtual sewing circle, an open-source hub of ideas, expertise, and amazing patterns you can download and sew at home. We’re offering our ideas, expertise and…

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MAKE & Etsy How-To: Hungry like the Wolf for Handmade Projects

People, you must check out this How-to video from MAKE. You may be frightened…But you will also be charmed. Matt collaborated with Bre here at the Labs (MAKE shares space with us at our Brooklyn office). They did a special screen printing project wherein they embedded audio, light and, well, magic into a custom t-shirt…

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Ever Wonder How to Stencil?

In case you missed Anda‘s live Stencil How-to in Workshop, you can check out this video. She walks you through all the steps and gives many a helpful pointer. It’s a demo complete with hot pink spray paint! The Labs did this how-to in conjunction with a theme they’re working along for a couple weeks:…

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Etsy How-To: Make a Pinback Button

Anda walks us through making pinback buttons. Brought to you by the good people of the Etsy Labs.      

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