Giveaway: Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials


Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials by Maya Donenfeld (who you may know from Maya*Made) is a book that will make you want to jump out of your seat and start crafting. Instead of giving you a list of expensive supplies you have to buy, Maya encourages you to use basic materials that you may already have at home. Reinvention is all about the art of the craft. Instead of rushing to get the project finished, take your time and learn about every detail that goes into it. Repurpose materaials you already have like turning a Tyvek mailer into this adorable Color Block Zippered Pouch. So cute!

Award-winning blogger Maya Donenfeld offers a guide to working with her favorite recycled materials. In Reinvention you will find 28 projects that seamlessly merge stitching, sustainability, and resourcefulness with simple, clean design. Each chapter is dedicated to a single material; linen, burlap, wool and more, with accompanying projects. Readers will learn details on the history of the material, deconstruction techniques, sewing tips, and information about the environmental impact.

Itching to have a copy of Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Material? Keep reading to find out how to enter for the chance to win a copy of your own after the jump…


To enter for the chance to win a copy of Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials tell us a way you like to recycle, repurpose and reinvent. For additional entries tweet, stumble, or share the giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment each time. Come back and leave a comment every day from now until May 23rd at midnight. We will announce the winner here on Prudent Baby.

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84 Comments

Sarah R

This book looks so cool. I like to repurpose my and my husband’s old clothes into clothes for my daughter.

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erin

I’m repurposing my old t-shirts into a dress for my daughter – guilt-free purging! My husband & I have also refinished lots of hand-me-down furniture.

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Cindy

I’ve been repurposing clothes for over 30 years. I made my now 37-year-old son a pair of overalls from the legs of a friends big-legged jeans when he was under 2. My mom used to take my aunt’s old shirtwaist dresses and make dresses for me. It’s nothing new.

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Winona

Oh, I do lots of things, I use paper bags for tons of things, I recycle old tshirts into pillows/blankets etc., and more. It’s fun to create new out of old!

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Betsy M.

We are on a tight budget and have 4 kids so I re-invent the out of date hand- me-downs that we receive. It is amazing how chopping off sleeves or making a dress into a skirt can change up a look. Thanks for the review on this book!

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Vanessa P

It’s always after I get rid of something that I then find a use for it, so I’ve become a bit of a packrat. Repurposing is so much more satisfying than producing an item from new materials. I’ve cut up pants and made them into patchwork cushions, sweaters into mittens, linen pant-suits into heat-therapy bags, dresses into hats, flannel bed sheets into baby swaddlers, old towels as the insulation for oven mitts, …and much more.

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Rae

I just made a couple of shaving kit bags with shower curtain samples and zippers from Zipit (thanks for that!)
I’ve turned a few shirts into bags, and my next project (hopefully) is a tshirt quilt

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Ting

I keep glass food (jelly, mustard, spice, etc) containers and reuse them as craft supply containers.

Book looks great – please pick me!

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claudette

We have duvet covers for our bed because my husband hates the top sheet. I have made many things from neglected top sheets including new duvet covers! Thanks for the great giveaway, looking forward to reading this book!

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louise

I love to recycle our clothes into little guy clothes! And I use a lot of old sheets in my quilting. Thanks!

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Kathryn

T-shirts have to be my all time favorite to recycle. The edges don’t fray and the possibilities are endless!

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Vanessa P

My “secret” shopping spot is the “Share Shack” at the dump. (I live in a small town with very little shopping). You grab whatever you want – it’s a free-for-all. This is where I pick up used clothes for repurposing, old china and other dishes, children’s books, magazines, etc. LOVE IT!

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Genelle G.

I like to reuse my hubbies old clothes by turning them into outfits for our 3 year old. Its such a great way to save cash and make use of what we have!

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Sanj B.

I love the term ‘rescued,’ because the amount of fabric that ends up in landfills breaks my heart! I make my son a lot of clothes from thrifted clothes, repurpose household items (jelly jars and bottles mostly) for kitchen and kid supply storage, and am trying to make my own maternity clothes for the next baby from thrifted bed sheets- all cotton, soft and already preshrunk!

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Erin S

This is an easy one, but I turn my son’s too-short pants into shorts.

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Vanessa P

I went to our local “share shack” yesterday and scored some large knit shirts, which I plan on making a few baby items with!

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Dani L

I clean out my candle jars after the candle is done and reuse them for everything… catch-all containers on my dresser to protect little items from cats and toddlers, candy jars for the kitchen, gift jars for holding drink and cake mixes, even flower vases!

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Laura J

I re-use packing materials & keep at least one fabric shopping bag in my purse at all times for last-minute grocery store trips

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Dani L

I have a stack of worn-out jeans that will hopefully turn into a quilt this summer!

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Carmen

I’m a pack rat and save just about everything – recycling fabric, zippers, plastic cups, etc.

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Angie P

Since my husband rolls his eyes at too many “girly-decorative-frilly-thingies” for the house, I get my fix by mixing up old clothes. Which is handy (let’s face it,necessary) since I’m continuously adding newly “ruined” tee-shirt fabric to my collection of materials by being such a gifted klutz! 😉

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Vanessa P

Aside from reusing shopping bags (in addition to my aforementioned posts), I have used the fill in old, yet perfectly fine, pillows for baby toys and other projects that needed stuffing. I had more pillows than I could use for sleeping, so the fill found another home 😉

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Mandi Ashcroft

I like to use reclaimed upholstery fabric for my PoppyFox bags, mens shirts for dresses and bunting and fabric scraps for veggie ties.

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