recycling, refashion, Repurposed

Recycled denim Felix jacket

In 2016 I made a recycled denim jacket as part of a refashioning challenge. My blog post at the time tells me that I used five pairs of jeans to make this jacket, as that weaving took a lot! If you want more details you can check out the post here. The jacket was really […]

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Sewing

Eco printed Cora dress

We’ve had a top sheet that kept ripping across the top, and I dutifully repaired it each time. The first time I French seamed it so it would feel nice, the second time I overlocked it, and the third time I didn’t bother sewing the torn off strip back on, simply hemming it. However the […]

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recycling, Sewing

Cosmos Pinafore

There is a bit of a story behind this pinafore dress, so if you are sitting comfortably, I shall begin. I saw a rather interesting pinafore in the local COS store, and immediately wanted to replicate it. It’s made from some sort of felted wool and I really like the style lines. As luck would […]

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Sewing

Sawyer Hoodie: a Zero Waste pattern

Liz Haywood, the author of Zero Waste Sewing asked me if I would like to review her latest stand alone zero waste pattern – the Sawyer Hoodie, and of course, I was delighted to accept. In order to review it, I had to make it, and it was a lot of fun. The Pattern This […]

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Sewing

A bunch of bags

A few months ago I saw the Patterns by Annie Double Zip Gear Bag and thought it would be a really good knitting bag. Unfortunately it only came as a printed pattern and the postage to Australia was 65USD!! After I recovered from that shock I checked the postage to domestic USA and it was […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Japanese market bag

For a goodly while I’ve had a yen (pun intended 🙂 ) to make a Japanese market bag. I first saw these in Japan made from amazing fabric as one would expect, and I have finally made a first prototype. These are easy bags to make. There are a plethora of tutorials on the web, so […]

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