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Reclaim and Upcycle

Do you find that sometimes you have a piece of clothing or other fabric item that has served it’s purpose – but you are reluctant to get rid of it?  Why not ‘reclaim’ the fabric and create something new?

I did this with some  polyester satin pillowcases, a bedspread, lace curtain from my old four poster bed and the wool blend lining of a suit jacket my partner had hardly worn but was going to give away because it no longer fitted him.  I cut the items  up into various sized pieces and added them to my ever growing fabric stash.  I have subsequently made some fabric corsage brooches, chokers and wrist wraps like this one:

As well as some herb sachets such as these two  (the corsages sewn to the sachets are made from new fabric):

Claire of FeltLikeStitchin has just purchased a couple of gorgeous skirts from her local charity shop.  Both are  far too large for her but as she says “I love the fabric so I am going to have a go at a bit of recycling and repurposing”.  Visit her blog to find out more about the challenge she has set herself!

Who, What, Where, When?

Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to read this post.
  • If you are following me now and expecting to be updated daily on the latest fasion trends and what celebrities are wearing, you will be disappointed……although, from time to time I will mention trends and I may refer to the odd celebrity.
  • If you are wanting to learn more about personal styling, who I or even you think has style, how you or I can develop/enhance our own sense of style or rediscover our style – then please stick around.
  • If you want to know more about independent designers,  I will be featuring quite a few of these people – who have an online presence either through their own websites or/and online shops at places like Etsy, Folksy, etc. I hope you will be as entranced by their creations as I am!
  • From time to time I will post about fashion, clothes and accessories from the high street and well known designer brands.
  • Sometimes my post will be a quote, or two, or three.
  • I will be doing giveaways every now and again.
  • I can’t promise – but I hope to blog at least once a week.
This is a new journey for me……if you are up for it…….travel with me.