Sweater to Girls’ Tunic and Leggings!



Even though it’s still warm here, the nights are turning cooler and the days are shorter … the perfect time for a cute outfit like this refashion! Kat took an old sweater and turned it into this cute girls’ outfit — tunic and leggings! She tells you how she did it — go get inspired!

Kat from Sew Chibi guesting on |day 26| Refashion Month Guest: Kat from Sew Chibi at House of Estrela

Women’s Skirt to Girls’ Dress

Mini Maxi B&A 2


We love this easy skirt-to-dress refashion, and it’s perfect for a warm summer’s day! Got a lightweight skirt in your closet you don’t wear? Refashion it for the little one! Amanda shows you the simple steps.

The Mini Maxi {a refashion} at The Little Giggler


July REFASHION Challenge to FLIP for!

Hannah and Molly have been issued a new refashion challenge this month!

Their first challenge was to Refashion Men’s ties. You can see Hannahs and Molly’s Projects by clicking over.

Their 2nd challenge was to refashion something with fabric paint! Molly added some shimmer to an otherwise plain top.

This month’s refashion challenge will either be a “flop” or they will “flip” for it!

YUP! you guessed it – FLIP FLOPS!!!

Circle of flip flops on grass.


If you have a Flip Flop refashion project or take this Challenge yourself – send us a photo and/or a link to your project! We’d love to feature you!

Stick around the rest of July for more SUMMER refashion tutorials!


DIY hula hoop fort

DIY hula hoop hideout fort reading


Call it a hideout, a fort, a reading nook or a teepee. This quick tutorial will have your kids so excited! A few supplies and and some bed sheets and you could transform their day!

DIY hula hoop fort from Alanna George – the Craft Nest

Turn a Sweatshirt into a Monster Costume

This might be one of the cutest ideas yet! Embellish a sweatshirt with details to make a monster costume. There is also an idea to add ruffles that look like a skeleton for a girl. So fun. I also love that embellishing a sweatshirt is a warm costume idea for a chilly Halloween night!

Find out how to make both of these adorable costume ideas at Fiskars!

Turn Cardboard into a Space Costume

This is an awesome refashion idea. Take cardboard and paint a headpiece for a Halloween Costume. The possibilities are endless. And I love that it’s so affordable. All you need to do is add some dark clothes and you have an original and memorable costume this Halloween! And this idea would also be so fun to make for a Family Costume theme!

See the examples and instructions at Martha Stewart.

Make a Refashioned Glee Costume

Are you a Gleek?

Jessica refashioned one of her husband’s sweaters into a cardigan for her son. She also refashioned one of her husband’s ties into a smaller version for the costume. Be sure to check out the whole tutorial at My Inner Need to Create!

Turn a Onesie into a DIY Ghost Costume!

It’s almost Halloween, so we thought it might be fun to spotlight some great refashion costume ideas!

Here’s an easy idea that turns a plain white onesie into a DIY Ghost Cotume! Check out the full tutorial at Makoodle!

Make Custom T-Shirts With Inexpensive Stencils!

Natalie, a home-schooling mom (and so much more!), wanted to make a back-to-school wardrobe for her kids — and make them just what they wanted! So with a “grundle” of dollar-store tees (like 20-30!), she broke out the freezer paper, her Silhouette (you could use a hobby knife), and the fabric paint … to make these super cool and super custom tees! Learn how you can do it too!

Back to School Wardrobe on a Budget! at Doodle Craft

Add Handmade Details to a Onesie!

Sundi was looking for a unique baby gift … and came up with this brilliant way of adding some adorable details to a plain onesie! You might try giving this with complementary accessories too! She shows you how to add these simple but cute adornments for a one-of-a-kind baby outfit.

Handmade Onesie Gift Ideas at The Life of a Cheap Chickadee