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Are you ready to reinvent?! We’ve enjoyed Maya Donenfeld’s beautiful work for years at maya*made, and even recall the very first burlap pieces she shared on her site. It’s such a thrill then to page through Maya’s lovely new book, Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials.

Maya shares 28 projects to help you “reinvent” materials like linen, burlap, wool and more; projects range from her signature Burlap Bins to big floor “Poufs,” a Hammock Hideaway, Little Explorer Skirts and many more pretty, useful additions for your home and daily life.

Giveaway
We have two ways for you to WIN today! WileyCraft.com is providing readers with a chance to win a copy of Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials with your comment on this post (US addresses only this time, please). Tell us about your favorite fabric reinvention. Did you give old jeans a new life? Did you learn all about the ins and outs of burlap? Have you made old linen into something pretty and new?

Summer Reinvention Challenge
We also have a CONTEST for you to enter! Use one or more of the seven materials in the book for your own sewing project (linen, burlap, jersey, wool, denim, mailers + “vintage”). Share a photo and link to your post about the project through our link-up below from now through May 31 for your chance to win a copy of the book, a Tyvek pouch made by Maya, and a kit for a burlap bin! A winner will be selected by Maya and the Sew,Mama,Sew! staff. You can pull our button below to include in your post and/or to help us spread the word about the challenge!

Maya tells us, “I wrote Reinvention with the high hopes of inspiring others to seek out materials that needed rescuing. Each fabric has unique qualities. Discovering what their strengths and challenges are often stimulates creative new ways to transform them. For instance, denim’s sturdy structure can be put to use for projects that demand rugged strength and durability. Linen’s breath-ability makes it the perfect base for lightweight accessories or clothing during the upcoming warm season. May this challenge jump start your summer crafting with the motivation to use what you already have on hand. The added benefit to reinvented stitching is that it’s gentle to the planet and your wallet. Happy reinventing!


Learn more about the book on the Wiley site (click "Expand" on the bottom book image!) and don't miss the rest of the Reinvention tour stops: