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In this section, we share sewing ideas and show you how to transform clothes or home accessories, bringing new life to old items instead of throwing them away.

While altering an existing piece can be less daunting than crafting a new one from scratch, customizing also enables you to create your unique and original style.

By recycling unused pieces, you contribute to reduce waste and preserve natural resources. A nice way of supporting eco-friendly behaviors!

The classic suit jacket

Inspired by Haute Couture style, the timeless jacket features a classic cut combined with contemporary bright colors. Follow the step-by-step instructions for the project made with the elna eXcellence 790PRO by clicking on the button below.

Rolled hemline

Rolled hemline is a perfect method to create a clean and durable hemline on lightweight and medium weight fabrics. Ideal way to finish hemlines for blouses, dresses and skirts. Quick to make and beginner-friendly.

Upcycling blouse

Men's shirts have the particularity of getting quickly worn out or outdated. Today we share a great upcycling project that will allow you to use old shirts to create a blouse with a very fresh and feminine look. Follow the step-by-step instructions by clicking on the button below and create many new combinations of fabrics and finishes. Totally Zero Waste!

Blouse with ranglan sleeves

Inspired by glamorous 1950’s style and Dior’s legendary New Look, we created a romantic and sophisticated outfit. The light and sumptuous muslin top is lined with a crêpe de Chine and enhanced by an exclusive decorative stitch made with our Stitch Composer software.

Midi skirt with gathering

Inspired by glamorous 1950’s style and Dior’s legendary New Look, we created a romantic and sophisticated outfit that showcases the distinctive feminine silhouette defined by a tiny waist and a round full skirt with multiple layers and mid-length hemline.

Exclusive decorative pattern

This decorative pattern has been created using our Stitch Composer software, which is provided with our eXcellence 780+, eXpressive 860 and eXpressive 920. We used it to decorate the silk blouse that is part of the pink suit posted above.

Shopping bag

This sweet tote bag is a quick and easy sewing project. It will serve all sorts of purposes and will follow you to work or school, to your next outing or sewing class.

Quilted bedspread

Bring new color and life into your bedroom! We used two existing duvet covers to create a quilted bedspread. The original border and lining from the second cover create a fancy, yet soft design.

Cushion with appliqué – Bird pattern

Out of matching pillow covers, we made a fantasy cushion using appliqué. In the tutorial, we show the step-by-step guidelines and provide the pattern. There are no limits for making fun and astonishing accessories !

Dress with decorative trim

The following instructions will show you how using a basic gathering stitch on your machine can create a beautiful accent to a basic A-line dress.
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