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With the new year come new challenges.   Many people are challenging themselves to reduce, reuse, and recycle more.  Some people are pledging not to buy any new merchandise for a year.  Others are just trying to find more ways to save money.  Whatever your goals or resolutions for the future, I hope that my ...

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DIY low back bra 300x200 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #358 DIY Low Back Bra

This is a phenomenal idea to save money on specialty undergarments!  Transform your favorite bra into a DIY low back bra.  The best part is that the alteration is not permanent, but completely reusable. Curious?  Check it out all the tips and tricks here! Photo courtesy of Tights and Tea. Natural & Thrifty in 365 is a year-long series ...

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upycle sweater boot cuteness 204x300 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #342 Cute Boot Sock from an Old Sweater

Remember this tip for fall!  Upcycle an old sweater and sew up a cuff to use as a mock boot sock.  This gives a wonderful layer of texture without all the bulkiness in the boot itself. This would be a great use for sweaters that don't fit any more, have stains, or have a small hole ...

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ruffle tights 225x300 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #326 Recycle Tights for Warm Weather Wear

I like my daughters to wear tights under their dresses, but during the summer heat this is just not practical.  Sometimes we can use shorts or leggings but these can get so bulky.  Here is a brilliant idea on how to transform a regular pair of tights into a footless tight with a girly, ruffled ...

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refashion recycle tshirt tee bow sleeve tutorial 225x300 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #299 Refashion a Long Sleeve Tee

This easy tutorial is a great way to refashion a long-sleeve t-shirt!  I would personally skip the neckline to make this a super girly and easy wardrobe addition for summer. This beginner-friendly project is easily accomplished with scissors, needle and thread.  What a smart idea for those off-season, clearance rack finds! Photo courtesy of Ruby Murrays Musings. Natural ...

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shrunken blazer diy sewing refashion recycle 150x150 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #262 Refashion   Shrunken Blazer

This thrifty refashion tutorial transforms a boy's blazer into a feminine shrunken blazer with 3/4 sleeves and a cute little bow.  Sew simple and much less expensive than the $100 jackets from major fashion retailers. Photo courtesy of Cotton & Curls. Natural & Thrifty in 365 is a year-long series of 365 tips for living more green, ...

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DIY maternity clothes shirt shorts pants 236x300 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #256 DIY Maternity Clothes

Save money on maternity clothes by transforming your wardrobe to allow for an expanding baby belly.  Check out all the tutorials for inexpensive DIY maternity pants, jeans, tops, and skirts here and here. Photo courtesy of Sew Like My Mom. Natural & Thrifty in 365 is a year-long series of 365 tips for living more green, natural ...

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clothing clothes swap recycle trade party 300x200 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #238 Host a Clothes Swap

Spruce up your wardrobe and don't spend a dime.  Invite your friends over and have them bring a friend and clothes they wish to trade.  Then pile them up and try them on.  Different sizes, styles and seasons make everyone happy.  No one leaves empty-handed.  Get more tips for a successful clothes swap party here. Photo ...

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