New Karma for Old Threads

Does your closet contain clothes that no longer fit but you can’t bear to discard them because they’re associated with happy memories? Are you hanging onto clothing items that once belonged to a love one who is no longer here? We develop creative ways to repurpose old clothes and fabric remnants into new, usable items of clothing or decoration.

New Karma for Old Threads by Andrea

Custom Creations

Custom orders are handmade, original pieces with a focus on unique details. I pay close attention to details with each step and sew each piece with care. I am a no-waste designer and use every last bit of material, with an emphasis on upcycled/recycled fabrics. Please reach out so we can start creating a custom piece for you!

Private + Group Lessons

Interested in learning how to sew? Or how to make a dress from scratch? Or maybe you picked up some neat fabric while traveling and want to be part of making something with it? I offer unique individual and group lessons that are tailored to your needs. Lets make sewing fun again!

Boutique + Vintage

From vintage flannel and 80s business suits, to flounced skirts and high-waist jeans, we’ve pulled together the best gently used boutique and vintage pieces. Find gently used, one-of-a-kind pieces today. 

Custom Creations

Custom orders are handmade, original pieces with a focus on unique details. I pay close attention to details with each step and sew each piece with care. I am a no-waste designer and use every last bit of material, with an emphasis on upcycled/recycled fabrics. 

Studio 17 takes vintage to another level. The proprietor has a real feel for knowing what each visitor to her shop would appreciate. She'll leave one person to browse on their own and for another,, she'll rustle through all the amazing collections and find just the thing, no matter the occasion. Folks leave looking and feeling better than before they went in. She's sought after as a fabric artist, and most days find her working on one commission or another, if not designing her own one of a kind creations. Studio 17 has a cozy feel and is a bright spot on Pittsboro main drag.

Claire Cienfuegos

If you have not stopped in to “set a spell”, do so. There is something magical when surrounded by all of the fabric, bling, and other notions, wondering where it all cam from and what new stories it will soon tell. Andi and Jen are creating something mighty special. Lucky Pittsboro….

Sheila Fleming

On my first visit to this remarkable shop, I saw two beautiful examples of Andrea and Jen’s wizardry. One was a floaty party dress decked out with silky, shimmery ties ready for a new life on the dance floor. The second was a dazzling and chic stuffed animal fashioned from a Pashmina scarf in shades of a burnt orange print. Andrea explained that the scarf had been a favorite of a beloved grandmother whose family had asked Andrea to repurpose it in honor of this special granny. Her grandchild now had a precious keepsake. One of a kind.

JoAnn

You will find one of a kind creative wear - you will not find elsewhere!

Jerry Jacuzio

Andrea creates amazing things and is so incredibly talented! So excited she has a website now so I can keep shopping her incredible collection even though I'm no longer in the area! 💙

Judy Orchard

Love this place! Love Andrea and Jen! So thankful for the treasure I’ve found here and the work they’ve done to restore/upcycle pieces of fabric I’ve brought in! 

Gloria Rodriguez