Second Hand September aims to raise awareness of fashion’s environmental impact Create a twenty first century version of a nineteenth century, Smoking Cap from an up-cycled 1980’s jacket. I made this for my brother who loved wearing smoking caps. Here it is modelled by the beautiful Elsa. The embroidery on the Jacket was beautiful but… Continue reading Oxfam urges shoppers not to buy new clothes for a month. So this September I show you how to up cycle, preloved garments, starting with a Smoking Cap.
Mend yourself by making things By Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin Published by Quercus books As somebody who is a craft author and maker of many years, when I saw the title and strap line of this book it resonated with me. In the introduction the authors, both makers, describe how they realized that craft… Continue reading Craftfulness
Create a boho bench
Design by Juliet Bawden Photography Paul Craig Today's make is really an Ikea Hack of a Nornas Bench transforming a rather dull nondescript softwood bench into an on trend vibrant padded seat/coffee table by being creative and painting, dying, and doing some sustainable up-cycling. You will need Nornas Ikea Bench 2 meters thick wadding… Continue reading Create a boho bench
Create your own pillow cases using liberty fabric
Liberty lawn is soft beautiful fabric, perfect for a place to lay your head. I have chosen very pretty liberty prints from Sew Box an on line fabric supplier. I bought white and light coloured cotton lace from http://www.craftysewer.com I dyed the lace using http://www.dylon.co.uk hand dyes. However if you don’t want to do this,… Continue reading Create your own pillow cases using liberty fabric