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What We Offer

Wardrobe Surgery & Alterations

We will sift through your wardrobe together, extracting items that no longer fit physically, fit your current style, or have sentimental value but simply are no longer worn; from here items will be selected to create new garments of your choosing. These one-of-a-kind pieces will be constructed out of the elements of previously loved garments from your own wardrobe. We can also offer an alteration service to make sure your clothes fits you perfectly. 

Upholstery & Soft Furnishings

Reupholstering an old family piece is a great way to honour the memory of a relative and create an heirloom for future generations.

It is not just a great way to keep history alive it also reduces our impact on the environment.  You can provide the fabric or choose from a great selection of vintage and end of roll fabrics at our studio. 

We can also help you with creating the perfect curtains, loose covers or cushions of all kinds.

Workshops & Classes

Give your old clothes a new lease of life and learn some new sewing skills along the way.

Using what you already have at hand you can learn how to mend, customise, deconstruct, decorate, decoupage, distress, embellish and much more.

We also offer one to one and small group classes for domestic and industrial sewing machine skills and overlocking ranging from total beginners to advance level.

Ready to Wear & Dressmaking

We make clothing and accessories using only sustainable sourced and repurposed materials. There will usually be a small range of ready to wear items in our web shop and in our Etsy shop. Due to the nature of the materials we use most of our collections are one of a kind or limited edition. 

If you see something you like in our shop or on our blog the chances are it could be replicated and made to measure just for you or a loved one.


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I’m Sibel

Leftover Threads was born out of the frustration with the unethically mass produced disposable fast fashion, combined with the desire to make original and unique pieces that are sustainable and stylish.  

I work with preloved clothing and end of roll textiles to create one of a kind pieces. 

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