Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Re-purpose Broken Umbrella

Great idea for re-purposing a broken umbrella - e-mail me for dimensions if you're interested at sew@sew-u-nique.com. Thanks!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Teddy Bear - in Memory of...

The reason I love making memories bear; I love to give the loved ones left behind something to hold on to while they are grieving the loss of their loved one.  I make the memories bears with love and memories!!  I hope that they can feel the love too.  They are so SPECIAL!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cool Wine Bottle Sweaters

This is a fun and easy way to make a wine bottle sweater.  I use the sleeves of old sweaters.  Use an old wine bottle as a pattern so you know how tall to make the bottle sweater.  I usually cut a little longer than the bottle.  To cut the circle piece for the bottom of the bottle I place it on the old sweater and trace around the bottom of the bottle.  Add 1/4" to the diameter for your seam allowance.  This circle will let you know how much you will have to take in the sleeve so that the circle will sew in with ease.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wedding Dress Transformation

This wedding dress has a story, really it has several stories.  Four beautiful brides have worn this wedding dress.  When Anna was engaged and wanting to wear it after her mother, aunt and sister had already worn it. Anna is a very beautiful petite young woman so the dress consumed her small figure.  Her mother had read an article about the "Sewing Wizard" and how I can re-purpose and transform clothing.  So I get a phone call to set up a consultation.  Anna flies in from Chicago and we meet.  We discussed what she wanted so I had an idea of where I would start.  The challenges working with an already constructed wedding dress is you don't have the luxury of continuous fabric.  The challenge is what makes this craft such an art.  Seeing the transformation in stages and meeting with Anna several times coordinating her flights to Colorado made this one of my most favorite masterpiece.  Weddings always mark much "LOVE" and working with this dress that had been part of so much love, emotion and memories and being able to add the love I put into recreating a masterpiece no words can explain the amazing JOY I receive!  The corsage were made out of the fabric of the wedding dress.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fun Zipper Bracelet

I have designed a new pattern.  You can either purchase new zipper or us old zippers.  It's really FUN and FAST!
Supply list
1 – 5” metal,  molded tooth or coil zipper* (zipper size is left up to you the designer – for example: large #8 get more noticed and are more masculine, smaller #5 are dainty so it’s up to you)!  *You can also use the smaller coil zipper and cut to 6” length
¼” yard of nylon webbing or cotton webbing*
*when using cotton webbing there is more work to finish the raw edge so keep that in mind

2 – 1” “D” rings to match



DESIGNED BY Lorraine Giannetto-Glach

Pattern #130
A simple yet fun project to make.  Maybe you have a sentimental outfit that is either worn out or out of style – take the zippers out and have some FUN!
I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it.  J
©2013 Lorraine Giannetto-Glach