5 Great Scrap Fabric Ideas

    As you can imagine I generate quite a bit of scrappy bits of fabric. Here are 5 great ideas for your scrap fabric: I love these fabric scrap thumbtacks, they really would use up all those tiny bits of fabric. Thanks Jessica for the tutorial. Handmade notelets, simply cut out little triangular shapes, … Read more

Upcycled Bag Sandwich Case, DIY Sandwich Wrap

Upcycled Plastic Sandwich Wrapper , take two – Yesterday I wrote about fusing plastic to create a thicker plastic, which can be sewn. Today I am going to share with you another DIY sandwich wrap- perfect for zero waste week (anyone notice a theme?!) Start by fusing your plastic, I have used plastic shopper bags but … Read more

Recycled plastic sandwich wrapper

Zero waste week 2014 is the perfect prompt to consider how I wrap sandwiches. Recycle plastic bags by fusing them to create a new durable material, perfect to be sewn up into reusable sandwich bags. My first design of sandwich bag measures 7.5″ by 6.5″ First cut the handles and bottoms off your plastic bags, create 6-8 layers of … Read more

Upcycled Cargo Pants

We are having a glorious summer, which we are all loving:) Except my tots knees – he suffers from excema, which is exasperated by warm weather. Earlier in the week I realised that 10 days of shorts had taken their toll on the back of his knees, which were almost about to break out into open … Read more

Create pants out of t-shirts

Do you have lots of old t-shirts kicking around? Are you thrifty, and/or hate fabric going to landfill? This pattern is for you!! Create pants/knickers for your girls from age 3-14 with the one pattern. Big Girls Briefs Pattern Review I was delighted to recently pattern test for Serger Pepper, particularly as you can easily … Read more

Infinity Scarf Tutorial- Upcycled Skirt

Infinity Scarf  Tutorial – make your own scarf in less than half an hour out of an old much loved skirt. I found a lovely and soft cotton skirt in my local charity shop, which I just had to go back for (a bargain at £2.99)   To make your own: Cut off the waistband and … Read more

Guest Blogger – Upcycled Tablet Case

Today I am delighted to be a guest blogger over at Green Issues by Agy as part of her Greeny crafters series. Have you met Agy? She is passionate about the environment, recycling and refashioning. Check out her blog for lots of fun tutorials and upcycling – my post today features a tutorial for making … Read more

Upcycled Slide Lampshade

We have had a productive week in our house. I am delighted to say my husband has caught the upcycling bug, or should I say was inspired by an article in March’s Reloved Magazine? Introducing his Upcycled Slide Lampshade: Several evenings of labour have gone into creating his version of Ashlee Park’s slide lampshade. We … Read more

Create your own CD Coasters

If you are looking for the Grow Your Blog post it is here. Introducing this weeks Quick Mid Week Upcycled Make, create your own CD coasters. We have rather a kit of scratched CD/DVD’s (a by product of young children). This is a great fun way of reusing them. Materials: CD’s Fabric Bondaweb Scissors Template for circle … Read more

Upcycled Magnetic Baking Tray Notice Board

Introducing this weeks Quick Mid Week Upcycled Make, an upcycled magnetic notice board. This is made from a rusty baking tray and some old buttons. This is a fab quick make, which I am really chuffed with (can you tell?!) You will need: old baking tray fabric buttons magnets Bondaweb (or similar double sided fabric adhesive) … Read more

Upcycled Shirt Quilt

For some time I have had the desire to have a crack at making a quilt. I am far from precise person so I have hesitated quite a bit about the quality of quilt I would be able to make – lining up 10’s of squares accurately did not seem that plausible. However the time … Read more

Felt Jumper Hot Water Bottle Cover

I am delighted to announce my Quick Mid Week Upcycled Makes series. I am very excited about this, and just about holding off writing and scheduling a months worth of posts right now! Felt Jumper Hot Water Bottle Cover You may be inclined to agree with me my current hot water bottle cover is in … Read more