Mary is from a small town in Minnesota. As you can guess she sees a lot of snow and wears a lot of sweaters.
Mary in her sewing studio
with a few "good" sweaters
I'm guessing all those cold winter days inspire Mary to sew, design and write especially about how to recycle all those sweaters that are still good, but no longer in style . . . maybe a little tight or slightly worn. I don't know about you, but I just cannot throw out or donate all my nearly "good" sweaters. . . . but Mary has the answer!
|Recycle . . . Repurpose . . . Restyle|
Whatever you call it Mary has patterns from her Sew Green Makeovers to give new life to that pile of sweaters and other too "good" to let go garments - sweaters into scarves, mittens and hats, turning a man's shirt into an apron. Mary is one of Nancy Zieman's most frequent guests on Sewing with Nancy. Together they created the Sew Green Makeovers DVD showing transformations of too "good" to let go garments into stylish creative makeovers.
|Midwest Ya Ya Sisters!|
Rita Farro and Mary
Winter is not too far off. Do you have a few sweaters that can be repurposed in time for snow? Check out Mary's website for her books, patterns and innovative ideas at
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