One of the unexpectedly awesome things about being an Ambassador for BERNINA is that I meet some seriously talented and cool people. Last year, I got to meet and become good friends with Jenelle Montilone of TrashN2Tees and getting to know her has been one of the greatest things about the last year. She’s cool, she’s funny, and she’s passionate: Jenelle literally wrote the book about how to upcycle used t-shirts into amazing projects, and has personally saved over 500,000 t-shirts from ending up in the landfill (as of 2014, so it’s waaaaay more than that now!).
Jenelle has a big goal this year: she wants to make a ball of t-shirt yarn from recycled tees so big that it will win a world record. Longest fingernails? fattest cat? oldest human being? That’s the kind of book my kids get excited about, and they’re totally geeked about contributing! As Jenelle says, though, “…most importantly we’re demonstrating how one small act, 5 minutes of your day, has the power to affect, inspire, and encourage others to change the way we consume and create.” I love that lady. Get to know her by checking out her blog, but also most definitely check out her massive number (400+) of tutorials! These projects can be very child-friendly, so consider checking them out with your budding sewists!
To help her kick of this lofty program, I’m going to be hosting a giveaway of her book!
This is open to everyone, with the following caveats: winners within the U.S. will receive a physical copy, and international winners will win an e-book. Giveaway will be open until Monday 1/11/16 at 8:00 AM.
To enter, leave a comment answering the following question: do you have a secret t-shirt collection, and what are you going to do with it? (I know my fella sure does… now I have something I can do with them!)