February 26, 2011

Soapbox Saturday - "ReSew" Review and GIVEAWAY!

I think you know I am a big fan of refashioning.  I love the idea of reusing items that might otherwise be thrown out.  I love spending very little money on thrifted items and making them new for my family.  Well, that is exactly what the book "ReSew" by Jenny Wilding Cardon is all about.  Jenny is creative, talented, and extremely kind.  I am excited to introduce you to her latest book.


I love Jenny's explanation of why she loved thrifting from day one.  I couldn't say it better myself.

"It was my opportunity to save money; to spend locally; to stretch my creativity (with my found treasures and my dollars); to help lighten a strain on the environment; and, mostly, to uncover the distinct and unique - and remake it, too - among the swell of mass producing, big-box retailers that often promote the impersonal and uninspired."

The book is loaded with projects.  Jenny's instructions are great.  As you read, you get the feeling you're sitting down with a good friend who is teaching you how to make something and even sketching as she explains. 

I want to show you a few projects I really liked.  This great quilt came from a bunch of thrifted sheets.

This hat, mitten, and scarf set came from a woman's sweater.

This top used to be an oversized sweatshirt.  I LOVE how she used the extra fabric to make the stripes on the shirt.  It gives it so much textural interest.

In all of her projects Jenny has a real eye for details.  See how she reused the button down portion of a shirt in this dress?  So clever.


Jenny's book is loaded with great refashioning ideas.  You can purchase "ReSew" on Amazon right HERE.  She is also giving away a copy right here.  Just leave a comment to enter.  One comment per person please.  Drawing ends Monday night and the winner will be announced Tuesday morning.

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!
Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas, Jenny.  You rock!

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Sabi said...

Oh, I would love so much to have that book! Is the contest open for "outsiders" (from the US, I mean)? If it is, consider this my entry :)

Jo (@ boogaloo) said...

Fingers and toes crossed it is open for Canadians! I'll pay shipping!!
I just HAVE to make that sweatshirt top! Looks like a fun book.

Jill said...

What a clever looking book! Maybe it would help me deal with the stack of clothes that I couldn't bear to send to the thrift store. Thanks for the giveaway!

zena said...

I would love this book! Thanks for giving me the chance to enter!

Sarah said...

sounds like a fun book!

slstepec@hotmail.com

Blaine said...

How perfect! Thank you!

elisa.b said...

Very cool! Pick me, pick me! :)

jaclyn said...

I just started going to the thrift shop on our base... and now I am hooked! I would absolutely LOVE her book. = ) & Thank you for such a great blog... You have inspired me! = )

Frisette said...

I'd love to try some ideas from this book!

Janna said...

Looks great!

The Miller Five said...

Man oh man would I love this book! I love the thrift store and I LOVE upcycling! Pick me Pick me! :)

missbossypants said...

I would LOVE a copy of this book!!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie said...

I would LOVE to have this book! Thanks so much for doing this give away!

Katie said...

I know this book would come in handy! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth Tunnell said...

I love the idea of this book! I can't wait to read it.

mama k said...

Looks like a great book! Hope I win. :)

The Paisley Abbey said...

Her new book looks fun and useful!
:)
Courtney
ThePaisleyAbbey@gmail.com

Laura said...

such cool ideas

Anonymous said...

Wonderful ideas! Jpnlpinlove@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I need to learn more about refashioning I could use a copy of this book.

Kandice said...

Love it!

kandie_mcd(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pattij said...

I have a box of stuff to recycle and would LOVE this book!
Evin5 at aol dot com

Marianne said...

I love all the projects you showed here and would love to try my hands on some of them and see what else triggers my craftiness in the book.

nest full of eggs said...

please enter me in your generous giveaway ~ i'm very interested in seeing this book... every February i blog all about the crafty type books from the previous year & what i created from them. maybe in Feb '12 i'll blog about this one :)

Rachel M said...

I'd love to win this, I've just started a make do and mend challenge with myself! Thanks for the chance.

Unknown said...

Pick me! Pick me! What a great book. Thanks for the give away!

Unknown said...

I have a stack of thrift store goodies in my craft closet just waiting for this!!

K said...

Ooooo, that book sounds right up my street. I'm always trying to recycle garments but get kinda stuck so could do with the guidance :)

Ashley Reece said...

I would love to get this book! I haven't had much experience with sewing, but I think this book would help me get more into it!
-Ashley
bandgeek_22@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

I just bought a huge stack of things for 29cents each from our thrift store to reuse as kids/ doll clothes! Would love to have her book and try some of those projects!

Brooke said...

I'm always looking for ideas on how to upcycle. This book would be awesome!!
woohooforthat @ gmail . com

Laura said...

How cute and clever!!! Hope I win!

Carolina said...

I love thrifting and repurposing items too, I would like so much to have the book!!!

Rachel said...

I have a stack of shirts that need recycling, this book would give me some great ideas.

Shannon Hazleton said...

Wow- the book looks amazing... and so does that sweatshirt-turned-chic tank! Thanks for the giveaway.

Sarah@sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com said...

oh I would love this book. I've been having lots of fun with the $1 room at my local thrift store and would love some new ideas!

The Patterson Pair said...

Ohhh, this looks interesting! I'd love to have a book like this =)
Andrea P

rachelanna said...

i was refashioning when i didn't know what it was called or that other people did it. growing up it was called making due with what you had. now that refashioning is "cool" i love being inspired by other people's ideas. this book would be great!

DeeAnna said...

I love restyling, too, this book looks like great inspiration!

Felicia said...

I would love to learn how to turn a sweater into a hat, mittens, and scarf set! I love how everything is so unique.

felicia_cooper@hotmail.com

kris10dale said...

Looks like a great book! I've done a little "upcycling" and would love to learn more. :)


krispiks{at}aol{dot}com

Leslie said...

oh this book would be so much fun!

Becca Jo said...

I wish I could think like this. I'm more a copy cat kind of person so this book would be great!

Jenny said...

What a great book...and clever lady!

jen.c.richardson(at)gmail(dot)com

injanuity said...

I have a bunch of clothes that I would love to upcycle/refashion, but I don't know where to start! Thanks for the giveaway!

injanuity at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I would LOVE to win this book!rlm.parker(at)hotmail.cm

Dawn said...

I have always loved thrift store shopping but only recently started re-fashioning items. I would love to have this book as a jumping off point.

Verlan said...

What great ideas. I have been saving some pieces to re-fashion and would love some inspiration!

verlan.day@gmail.com

Nopinkertons said...

I would love this!!

--Margaret

Luv 2 Smile said...

Awesome ideas!! Would love this book :o)
Heather

Luv2smle83@gmail.com

Sally said...

I want this book! It looks like the answer to all my husband's discarded button-down shirts. :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh that looks like a great book! Would love to have a copy. :)

Tori said...

That sounds like a fun book. I've always wanted to try refashioning but have been too scared.

Unknown said...

This looks like a wonderful inspiring book! I would love towin a copy~!

Kristal said...

Too Awesome! Would love to see the ideas and try them out.

Erin said...

Pick me. I love her projects. Erinpoulsen at yahoo dot com

Kristi@living-blessed-life said...

How awesome! I'm so new to sewing, and this would be perfect! Keeping my fingers crossed X

Laura R said...

I would love this!! Thank you for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Looks like an amazing book!

alicia(dot)silfies(at)gmail(dot)com

Toe-Bee & K-10 said...

What a cute book!

ACW said...

How I would love to win this book! I am a thrift store queen myself and see potential in almost everything others discard. Now if I only had the time to follow up on all my inspirations...

KatheG said...

I would love to have this book - it fits right in with my thoughts of what should be done with 'leftovers'. Love your blog - you rock!
KatheGTN at aol dot com

Anna @ Blue Dirt said...

Love love love! I would love this book!

Tennjenny said...

I want this book so bad! I'm already addicted to the vintage sheet hunt.

Lora said...

This book looks so cool! I would love, love, love to have a copy! :)

Mary said...

I would love to have this book. Thanks for making it available.

Bry said...

Love the quilt...so cute! Hope to get this book to help me along the way!

Heather Feather said...

What a cool book! It looks like she's got great ideas!
sunnysummersmile at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I love buying stuff from the thrift store and repurposing it! What a great book idea. I would love it.

Emilee said...

What a great book! I love the quilt made from sheets!

emilou84037@yahoo.com

Leslie@leserleeslovesandhobbies said...

I've started saving clothes to do some refashioning. This book would be perfect! And I love that quilt too! I've been thinking about making quilts for my kids, that looks like a great pattern.

Sheri said...

This looks like a great book, thanks for sharing with us!

Pearl Girl said...

Refashioning is an obsession of mine right now. I would love to have a copy of her book.

Wendi @ Project Purple said...

Me! Me! Me! PLEASE! I would LOVE an idea for my new blog! Thanks for offering this contest! Www.project-purple.blogspot.com

Kim said...

This book looks FABULOUS! I would LOVE a copy! Thanks for posting and for the giveaway!

Janie said...

What an awesome giveaway! I have recently 'discovered' our local thrift store and would love to have an idea of what to do with some of the awesome finds!

janietrahan@yahoo.com

Tari said...

What an awesome book! I've got a stack of clothes that are waiting to be made into something! Thanks for the giveaway!

tari.mcdonald [at] gmail [dot] com

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Ooh, what a great giveaway! I'd love more ideas!

marisa said...

I would love this book! Great ideas!

Jenea said...

I've been saving our clothes to refashion, so this would be perfect!

Aimee said...

I have a pile of castoffs to be refashioned. I need inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway.

Muireann said...

I would love to win this book, that orange top is lovely. Thank you!

Joy and Randy said...

I would love this book!!

Aly said...

Looks like a wonderful book. I would love to check it out.
alyowil at gmail dot com

Briana Shepley said...

FUN! Looks very inspiring :)
worldlygirly@Yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I totally need refashion inspiration! Thanks a bunch!
heatherpainchaud@hotmail.com

Venessa said...

I love that sweater into a shirt idea!! I hope I win!!

venessapetersen at yahoo dot com

Jayme said...

Ooo count me in! I'd love to get an inspiration book just like this.

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

how amazing! so totally cooL!!

Unknown said...

i would love to win, but if i don't i am going to have to buy this book. thanks for sharing!

Janice @ NearlyHandmade said...

I'd love to win!! This book looks so inspiring!! I'd love to start re-fashioning!! (I'm asking for a sewing machine for my birthday!!) Perfect timing?? :) Thanks!!
tonnessen09 AT gmail DOT com

leiGh said...

Would love to win this book...

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great read to me! Consider this my entry!

Rachel said...

This looks like a fantastic book to have since I have a closet full of clothes that need repurposing! thanks,
Rachel
mnrridgeway at gmail dot com

Liz said...

oh i would love this! refashioning is something i've always wanted to get better at!

Amy said...

What an awesome book. I will have to add it to my list of stuff I want.

Selena said...

I would love this book! That repurposed sweatshirt is adorable!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Jayna Rae said...

What a fun book.

lhunt212 said...

I want to get into refashioning. I would love to have this book.

Heather Hurt said...

Win or lose, I'm so getting this book! Thx again for exposing great ideas and as always, empowering us women and consumers!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

I love the ideas!

Laura said...

Looks fun! Hope I win.

SewLindaAnn said...

Loving all the ideas you posted, might have to go back and enter in the other posts. I'm a thrifter from the word go, love it and would like to see all her inspiration.

Heidi said...

Looks like a great book!
heidikittelson at gmail dot com

San @ Made in Hem said...

I think this is what I've been waiting for, for years! :)
How wonderful if I could actually win it!!!

Barbara Brown said...

i would love to have this book. what a great resource to use along with thrifting.

Michael and Rachelle said...

What a fun book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

looks like an awesome book! thanks for the giveaway!

Kristi said...

What a cute book!!!!!

Sandra Àlvarez said...

It seems to me that this is one of the nicest books on cute sewing ideas I've seen lately... oh, I really want it!

Ashley said...

ahhhhh I LOVE IT!! LOVE the idea of RESEW, I am totally drooling over it right now..would pretty much make my year to win:)

Steph said...

Love this! I'm going to pick up the book even if I don't win :)

Jmom said...

Looks like it has lots of great ideas. I would love a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!
reggity at sbcglobal dot net

fredblender22 said...

Officially my new fav book!

Sam said...

so cool... would love a copy :)

Dita Maulani said...

I definitely need this book! I love thrifting and I sometime use the clothes to make pouches or new shawl.

Dita
dita.maulani at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This looks like such an awesome book! Love the hats and accessories she shows, too - thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristin said...

This book looks really neat!
kristin.hagaman (at) gmail (dot) com

Amanda said...

What a wonderful book. I would love to have it.

winkels said...

I love repurposing and I've been wanting to make a quilt for ages. Hope I win!!!

whitney said...

I'd absolutely love a copy!

whitney.lifferth@gmail.com

Rachel said...

What a great book idea.
rsriley77 (at) gmail (dot) com

benjaminsmama said...

I love the sweatshirt to tank! I think even I could make that!

kristinmbeck at hotmail.com

Dani said...

Now this I would LOVE to win :D Wish me luck ;) danigebski[at]gmail[dot]com

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

Can I just say wow!! Those are some amazing transformations!!

kaysiscrafts@gmail.com

JenP said...

I have stacks of old clothes just begging for a little inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win a copy, but I'll definitely be checking this book out!

Cathy said...

I love the sweatshirt tank! And the purse is cute, too. Looks like a great book! joel.devinney@verizon.net

Greg and Nancy said...

I would love a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!
nan778@yahoo.com

Keira said...

I have a big old stack of clothes waiting for something to be done with them. This book looks awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

cwebb said...

What great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win.

Tiffany @ Another Pie In The Sky said...

I would love to win a copy! I've had this book in my amazon cart for a week!

Katie said...

That book looks amazing!

CarolinaKate02 at hotmail dot com

Heather said...

what a creative mind!!! Great idea to put all those ideas into a book format! Might have to order one if I don't win one ;)

Ms. Jessie said...

My Mom, sister, and I would love to get our hands on this book. We love to repurpose clothing and other items. Wonderful ideas!!

Two Dollars said...

This book seems right up my alley
-Stefanie
2ndChanceCreations.etsy.com

Monica said...

I would love to read this book, but I'm sure I won't find it at goodwill, so I would love to win it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cannon & Henry said...

That book looks so fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I love this book and I am working on a bunch of refashioning projects....Your blog is out of this world and I read it everyday !!

Kristen said...

I am just starting to learn how to refashion clothes so I would love to win this book.

Donna @ Loopy Loop Creations said...

What a cool book, I would love to have a copy! Thanks for the giveaway!

yourmomdesigns said...

looks like such an inspiring book, i would love to have it on my shelf and in my collection.

Anonymous said...

This book looks awesome!

Naama

naama@avramzon.net

Alayna said...

I am always looking for more ideas to wittle down my cant'throw-away-cuz-I-can-do-something-with-it pile.
alayna_adams5@yahoo.com

Craftcherry said...

That quilt looks fantastic!
newlywades@rocketmail.com

Christina Marie said...

I would love this book! I have so many old clothes sitting around waiting for inspiration... still waiting for some. :oP
d_vanderstoep(at)hotmail(dot)com

Emily said...

I always get thrift store inspiration when I'm at home reading crafting blogs, not when I'm at the thrift store itself. I love that this book would help give me the inspiration BEFORE I make the shopping trip! sorainima (at) gmail (dot) com

Ashley @ McComb Photography said...

I love thrift store reusing! I would LOVE this book!!

Rachel said...

This is my favorite thing to do, but sometimes I feel like my creativity needs some helps. This would rock!

Caitlin Walker said...

I love the idea of refashioning thrift store finds. It's the perfect opportunity to stretch our budget!

sjones said...

I am sew in love with it!
shantelhjones at gmail dot com

Steffanie said...

LOVE the ideas! What great fun and endless source of inspiration!
Thanks for the chance to win!
steffanie@myway.com

d.n.williamson said...

I recently inherited my MIL's sewing machine...

Tree Huggin Momma said...

Could be kismat (?kizmet?)... if not then I'll just have to cash in some swagbucks and purchase it ;)

jack said...

Wow, looks like lots of cool ideas!!
We love our neighborhood thrift stores.

maxthebull@hotmail.com

Lee Ann said...

It would be so much fun to explore that book!! She definitely has a great eye! Thanks for offering it!
rebelpoco@gmail.com

MommaWard said...
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MommaWard said...

I love thrifting and hate leaving something behind because I can't figure out how to tweak it. I would love to have this fun book!
themrsward@yahoo.com

Rachael said...

this book looks incredible!
rae_adropofgoldensun@hotmail.com

Unknown said...

The book sounds wonderful! Such amazing ideas!!! I would LOVE to have it!

Ashley and Drue said...

I just got done thrifting so I could make something special!!! Whooo-hoo for this kind of activity! I'm in love. I need this book!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to own this book!
jparrott99 at msn dot com

Ann said...

I love my thrift stores and this book looks great.

AnnMarie said...

I was just looking for a book to refashion the other day! Thanks for the opportunity!

annmariepowers(at)hotmail

lea said...

oooh looks like so much fun!
I love thrifting and am 'learning' how to sew (hopefully clothing in the near future)

The Frazee's said...

I would love to win this book. From this post it looks like she has some great ideas I would love to do.

toddandamber@gmail(dot)com

Brittany Jensen said...

I love how creative and unique these projects are!!

Unknown said...

Oh please oh please oh please can I win?

Tricia C. said...

Goodwill is one of my favorite places to shop. I often find interesting fabrics but haven't been sure what to do with them. This book looks like it would hold some fun answers. Thanks so much for introducing us to this book. Would love to win and will probably buy one if I don't! Thanks for the chance!!

awamom at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

What an awesome book. It looks like it has wonderful ideas!!!!

Lisa said...

I would love this book! I now look at everything and think what can I do with this....mostly all thanks to you!

Nicole said...

I love that sweatShirt top. I have so many old clothes I need to repurpose. What a great book.

Heidi said...

What a fun book! I would love to learn how to "ReSew"!

Whitney said...

I love the sweatshirt into fitted textured shirt idea! The book looks great...I'm always looking for ideas on how to reconstruct my has been clothing :)

Faby said...

It looks like a great book I love thrift shopping and make refashions love love. thanks

D.S said...

That sounds like a awesome book, with alot of great refashion ideas. I would love to own it.
dazeysunique

Wenqi said...

those are such creative ideas! i'd love to have that book

My Sewing Cupboard said...

Refashioning just makes so much sense for so many reasons. Jenny's book looks amazing. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

Heidi said...

I would love to win this book, and get more into refashioning things

Amy said...

What great ideas! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Amy said...

This book looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the opportunity.

bebepoppy said...

I love to thrift and repurpose things. I have been really trying to get into this in all of my sewing, espcially for my 8 grandkids. Thanks so much for the chance to win this book. I'm crossing my fingers! Deb

Jenny Taylor said...

That books looks great! I wish I had all the creativity, so I could turn my pile of unwanted's, into such neat stuff!

Unknown said...

This book looks amazing! If Canadians are allowed to enter, than please count me in.
I would love this a lot, I have so many clothes I can see potential in, I just need some inspiration! :D

Unknown said...

I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for the chance to win, what looks like, a very useful book.

Anne said...

how cool is this? I'd love to win!

Meagan said...

I would love to win this! Sounds like such a crafty book! Thanks so much for the chance to win!


Trendymeg@msn.com

Emilie Glyn said...

I too can not pass up a thrift deal! I often get stuck in the re-making process... this would help. :)

Ledys said...

Oh, I love this! I've always known refashioning like this was possible, but never sat down to try or figure out how. Actually, I did it once: turned old jeans into a purse. I'd love to see all of Jenny's projects!

stacie said...

I would LOVE this book. You can find me at the 50% off sales at our thrift store monthly!!

Andria said...

I LOVE this idea, what a fabulous way to reuse things.

Unknown said...

What a great book. I surely wouldn't mind getting it :) thank you so much for this awesome giveaway.

Antonia said...

Nice giveaway!
anvazmu@gmail.com

sillypuppet said...

Please enter me. :) Thanks so much!

Michele T said...

Wow! Awesome ideas - I'd love this book, thanks for the chance.

Kim @ craftyNHmom said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I'd love this book!

craftyNHmom@gmail.com

Mia said...

Looks like a fabulous book! Thank you for sharing! :)

Holly U said...

This book looks great. Thanks for the chance!

Erin J said...

What a neat book!

meizhen79 said...

What a neat book! I could use these creative ideas.

Meagan said...

Oooooohhhhh... I'd LOVE to win this book :) I'm just learning to sew, but I too love getting goodies at the thrift shop to re-do. It started out as a cheaper way to get fabric to practice on, but then I realized its not just cheaper, its more fun!

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