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Most of of our pieces are either one of a kind or limited edition. However some pieces can be replicated. Feel free to get in touch for any made to order commissions. 

 

Patchwork Tub Chair No 7

Patchwork Tub Chair No 7

I couldn't resist to make another one! Had all these gorgeous bits of velvet left from the wing back armchair project that I wanted to use and a tub chair came into Shabitat this week so perfect timing! Its up there with my favourites this one. I do have some more of...

Cushion Cover Making Classes in Brighton

Cushion Cover Making Classes in Brighton

A great way to utilise smaller bits of fabrics is cushion making. You could either sew a patchwork top with the smaller pieces you have, or if you have big enough pieces (half of a meter should be plenty)  create a simple cushion cover with a zip like these below. Not...

Eco Gifts- Hot Water Bottles

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 up getting something completely random and unwanted. One thing to take in to consideration is how much we buy around Christmas and how much of...

Chair Painting and Upholstery Workshops & Classes

Chair Painting and Upholstery Workshops & Classes

Painting chairs is an easy way to give them a new look, but the real change happens when you replace the fabric on the seating. Even a non-painted battered old chair looks so much better with a newly upholstered seat. Here are a few samples of what we have made in the...

Acid Smiley Jumpers

Acid Smiley Jumpers

I embellished three oversized hippy jumpers with acid smileys a couple of years ago to take to festivals. They got snapped up straight away!  So now we make them in different colours on sweatshirts and jumpers. Still all made from 100% reclaimed textiles of course. We...

Festival Season 2014

Festival Season 2014

Compare to last years nine, we kept the numbers lower this year. Four festivals in four months and the 2014 season is well and truly over for us! With the time now needed to run Shaboutique, we wanted to focus on a few key festivals instead. [gallery columns="1"...

Eco Kimonos

Eco Kimonos

Summer is here which also means festival season is here! So we have been busy making our best sellers; one off a kind sustainable kimonos ! We reuse vintage saris, cotton sarongs, silk scarfs and all sorts of other high quality that fabrics that come our way. We don't...

Reupholstered Patchwork Tubchair

Reupholstered Patchwork Tubchair

It's been too long since I reupholstered a tub chair. I love doing them as I can use off-cuts I have left from other projects plus the actual re-upholstery job on these are pretty straight forward. I always go for very bright colours but I have been told that even...

Patchwork Armchair Upholstery

Patchwork Armchair Upholstery

      Ysanne and Peter had these old armchairs that were left from Ysanne's grandad. The armchairs were comfortable and structurally fine so they just wanted to give them a second life buy having the patchwork magic done to them. Peter had already...

2013 Festival Season Highlights

2013 Festival Season Highlights

Another festival summer marathon has come to an end! What a great adventure that was. Boy am I exhausted though! Meadowlands, Sunrise, Patchfest, Secret Garden Party, Bimble Bandada, Wilderness, Give!, Brunswick and Bestival. Phew! The highlight this year (from a work...

Velvet Wing Back Armchair

Velvet Wing Back Armchair

I love making my patchwork upholstery chairs, but its time to move onto something different so I wanted to reupholster an old wing-back chair. We get them in at Shabitat fairly often. As all materials I use are reclaimed or end of roll, I never get big enough pieces...

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