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Michelle Paganini
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Upcycle Sewing Made Simple!

Upcycle Sewing is different than sewing with flat cloth; the starting materials are previously owned garments.  Working with existing garments to make new fashions is both rewarding and challenging.

Paganoonoo instructions save you time and aggravation, making upcycle sewing simple. 

  • There are no pattern pieces to print, cut out, and then pin to garments.  The instructions are formatted for 8 1/2″ by 11″ printer paper and can be purchased as digital downloads or hard copy.
  • Technical constructions steps are defined in  step-by-step illustrated instructions.
  • Garments are disassembled and reassembled creating a new and unique garment custom fit to your figure.  Find out how that custom fit happens here.
  • Want tips on how to get started?  General guidelines for upcycling, like making color choices? Each garment pattern includes a free tip sheet, which you can also download from the bottom of the pattern page.
  • Want to try out Paganoonoo with an inexpensive pattern first? The Judy Flower is representative of how the instructions look for the garment patterns.
  • Read customer reviews here.

Get started today!

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Perfect summer skirt! #upcyclesewingmadesimple #paganoonoo_bekah #skirtpattern #summersewing #sewing #memade #indiepatterns #lovetosew #madewithmensdressshirts

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1 week ago

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My first attempt at using what I learned in Christine Mayer’s workshop. Not bad, doing a bit of reworking. Will post again. Raising the lower back. Stitching down the pleats on the sideways sleeve (lower left). Like the crossover front sewn to be a pull over. More fitted than my typical, but perhaps not fitted enough. I think a bit too in between.

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3 weeks ago

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A beautiful set of #studios I had a chance to visit last week. #wherewomenwork

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3 weeks ago

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I met Leslie this last week and love, love, love her style! #stylemaven #lesliegelber looking fabulous at our #upcycledraping garden #sewingretreat with #christinemayerintothelight

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