DIY Dress Forms…Or How to Duct Tape Yourself a New Friend

Your body is unique. Here's four tutorials from Threads magazine, with instructions to create an exact replica of your own torso.

Once finished, stick one on an adjustable microphone stand or an old floor lamp to mimic your own height. 

Even if you're not one to sew your own dresses, make one anyway. There's bound to be all kinds of uses. Post 'em in the comments below.  Continue Reading

An argument for making cloth napkins. (How to included.)

According to Seventh Generation’s website “If every household in the U.S. replaced just one 250 count package of virgin fiber napkins with 100% recycled ones, we could save:

*1 million trees

*2.7 million cubic feet of landfill space equal to over 4,000 full garbage trucks

*380 million gallons of water, a year’s supply for 2,900 families of four

*and avoid 64,000 pounds of pollution!”

Of course Seventh Generation wants you to buy their 100% recycled napkins, and that’s great for those of use who don’t sew. Continue Reading