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Appliques and oversized thrifted sweaters come together for this fancy look. Check it out at Trash to Couture.

For all of you sewing machine savvy folks out there, here’s a tutorial from Cotton & Curls on her method of doing invisible or blind hems. Enjoy!

A trend I can get behind: embellished sweaters. Visit A Pair & a Spare for the tutorial on Baroque Sweatshirts.

A tutorial for boxy tops (a favorite of mine) by Cotton & Curls.

DIY Envelope Cell Phone Case, tutorial at Swell Mayde.

Planning ahead for the summer already.

Transform an old T-shirt with the tutorial from Trash to Couture…picture links to the instructions.

On a cowl roll apparently!

Add a cowl collar to an old shirt with this DIY over at Trash to Couture.

Another infinity scarf tutorial. This one is nice because she has a pattern in case you don’t feel like cutting up an old sweater (from the Freshly Given tutorial previously posted).

Head over to Cotton & Curls for the full instructions!

Winter is coming…Want a cowl to ward off the cold?

This very simple cowl is made from an old large sweater! A very small amount of sewing if necessary to stop the hem fromĀ unravelling, but otherwise you only need a pair of scissors.

Check it out at Freshly Given.

I love the look of high low skirts, especially if the back hem is maxi length. This would be a great restyle for a thrifted skirt or dress!

Click through for the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

Sleeveless Cream Blouse (very helpful) tutorial by Whitney at Freshly Given!

It has a very elegant look, and can be made out of a blouse of any size that catches your eye.

Restyle that old/thrift-find jean jacket that’s hanging in your jacket with ribbon or trim! Attach by sewing or fabric glue. It would also look pretty interesting to do this down the back instead, as Kinsey wrote in her original post. Visit her project blog at Sincerely, Kinsey by clicking through the picture.

A cute tiered Peter Pan collar by Frolic! and Hetterson.

Picture links to the original post at Frolic!, where the link to the .pdf (with patterns and instructions) is.

Laaaaaace, oh joy.

A very simple do-it-yourself pair of lace shorts! Compared to actually buying a pair, the cost of lace trim and a thrifted pair of shorts (or an old pair that needs some revamping) is relatively cheap. If you have the time and the patience you could even hand sew this yourself instead of using a sewing machine.

Visit Kinsey’s tutorial at Sincerely,Kinsey, picture links through. Check out her lovely photography too!

Western Tie tutorial at Freshly Given

Hand stitch, glue, safety pin, done. Got to love simplicity.