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This page is dedicated to some of our projects that are simple enough for most craft or sewing enthusiast to make.

Hope you find some inspiration to guide on your own upcycling journey.

distressed welsh dresser

Chalk Paint Furniture

Sometimes I get the urge to paint furniture instead of working with textiles. Even tough in some cases I’m really against it. …

chequered coffee table

Chequered Coffee Tables

My client had a nest of tables that she wanted painted in chequered black and white. I knew there was going to …

upcycled wool hotwater bottle moustach

Eco Gifts- Hot Water Bottles

That particular time of the year is approaching fast.  People are stressing out about what to buy for each other and end …

customised denim shorts

Customised Denim Shorts

The classic festi staple is a pair of denim shorts. Actually, not just for festivals, they are a great all rounder for …

book collage vintage story

Story Book Collage

I loved the illustrations in this vintage story book. So I wanted to used them for a simple collage. Found some perfect …

dyed stitched distressed levis denim jacket

Customised & Dyed Denim

¬†Stitched and Repaired. I had these Levi’s denim jackets kicking about that needed a second life. I put them in the washing …

vhs video book dvd shelf diy

Video Casette Recycling

VHS Furniture Most materials are recyclable, but videos are a hard one to dispose of properly. In theory some of the parts …

feather hair clip

Sustainable Feather Accessories

Hair Clips. Even though feathers are natural and completely biodegradable they aren’t always ethical. Some birds, like the peacock are sometimes bred …

7" record vinyl fascinator

Vinyl Fascinators

Ready for the Races. I love a good fascinator. But I see nothing fun in those beige and boring “mother of the …

upcycled earring vegetable steamer

Upcycled Steamer Earrings

Hot and Steamy! Brighton and Hove residents can recycle their old metal pots and pans with Magpie Recycling, or drop them off …

Applique floral khaki jacket

Updated Jacket with Simple Applique

Customised Jackets. What to do with plain jacket lacking character? Embellish them of course! The floral print fabric on these jackets were …

Customised tie back t-shirt

Customising T-Shirts

Customised Tie Back Top.   So many different style tops can be made with a simple t-shirt. Here is open ties back …

upcycled eco customised bug applique blue sweatshirt

Sweatshirt Applique

Beetles and Dragons. This is one easy way to update your old plain sweatshirts. Pick a shape silhouette or similar, decide on …

blue wool jacket black frill

Embellished Wool Jacket

I love the shape of this jacket. But it was a little plain. So I added some frilly fringing and lace. Also …

upcycled jersey dress red black

Remade Jersey Dress

I didn’t really plan to do a colour coordinated photo shoot, but it turned out that way. Great!! The jersey dress in …

customised upcycled assymetric tshirt top

Twisted T-shirts

A Sleeve Is a Neckline Is a Sleeve. Here is another easy and fun t-shirt upcycling idea. These are all ordinary tees …

layered stitching applique

Experimental Applique Tops

Layers. I wanted to experiment with some vest tops I had to hand as they didn’t really offer much of a look …

T-shirt Upcycling Ideas

Slashing and Weaving Have some t-shirts lying around that you don’t wear? Let loose with the scissors! Here are some upcycling experimentations …

upcycled jewellery button toy trinket brooch

Trinket Upcycling

Button Brooches. Do you have odd bits of broken jewellery lying in a drawer that you don’t want to get rid of …