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BLOG POST: Top 10 reasons all sewers should include upcycling in their toolbox & Top 10 reasons to use Paganoonoo instructions to make your upcycle sewing simpler!

Earth Day 2018:


My name is Michelle Paganini and Paganoonoo is my company.  I’m on a mission have all sewers on the planet try upcycling and have a successful experience.

What, Michelle, you may say, is upcycling and what does it have to do with sewing?

Upcycling is one of the ways we can be kind to the earth.  It is an excellent way to use the resources that we have already developed and leverage them for re-use:

Upcycle (up-si-kel): To improve existing goods (such as clothing) through the use of labor, materials, and creativity.

In upcycle sewing, pre-owned clothing is used for raw materials rather than flat fold fabric. The fashion industry is the 2nd largest polluting industry on the planet!  By re-using existing clothing, rather than throwing it away, we meet that goal of best using existing resources.

Here are my top 10 reasons
all sewers should include upcycling in their toolbox:
FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

BLOG POST: Thrift Store Shopping strategies/tips

I’m going thrift store shopping with my friend Patti tomorrow.  I’ve been thinking about how I can explain my methods, strategies, considerations–in other words why do I pick out what I pick out and how do I do it?  read more…