Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Spotlight on Summer: Not Your Mama's Jeans

Photo from flickr user San José Library
Got a boring pair of jeans? One with holes in the knees? One that is about to give up the ghost? Give your denim a new life at our summer program. Bring your jean jacket or even a t-shirt and get creative. You bring the clothes and we'll provide the bling!

Wednesday July 10 3:00-5:00
Columbia Pike Library 703-228-5710 (for more info)

Can't make it, but still want to do some diy upgrading to your wardrobe this summer?

Check out these books to help with your style projects:

In-jean-uity by Ellen Warwick and Bernice Lum
Step-by-step instructions and full-colored illustrations provide readers with a fun "how-to" book for redesigning old jeans into something new or transforming the material into entirely different pieces of clothing, such as a purse, skirt, or wallet.

 We Love to Sew by Annabel Wrigley
Twenty-eight projects to sew for the beginning crafter, providing tips on essential sewing techniques and including such sewing projects as hair barrettes, tote bags, pillows, and stuffed toys.

Recyclo-Gami: 40 Crafts to Make your Friends Green with Envy! by Laurie Goldrich Wolf 
What can you make out of your old bits of paper, leftover pieces of yarn, or not-so-brand-new cartons and containers? Craft your own purse out of playing cards, whip up a scrapbook made of cereal boxes, or a dollhouse from an empty juice carton! Tweens and teens can start crafting using the easy to follow instructions and photographic directions the smart way.

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