Don’t throw your pre-loved clothes away, recycle them into something equally as stunning, just like the talented Hudi @thethriftythinker has done here.
‘If you want to give it a go – I’d recommend focusing on colour and pattern, rather than the shape of the garment, and think about what could actually fit into your wardrobe, and match the clothes you already own, because this can help narrow it down.
‘I scrolled through Instagram a bit for inspiration, looking for similar materials/patterns to the items I had found in Barnardo’s. I also looked for interesting details that I could add in that would not only add some fun twists, but would also use up more material to avoid wasting excess material. Adding in ribbon ties or statement sleeves is a great way to use up material.
‘Upcycling and recycling is really important to me – not only is it a great way to extend the lifecycle of a garment, and keep it out of landfill, but it’s also a really creative outlet and a fun way to reconsider clothing and partake in trends without buying new.’
Recycling week is in full swing, and we still have some amazing challenges to share with you. Are you as obsessed with Hannah Elliman upcycles as we are? Check out another amazing creation below.
“There can be many scraps of fabric leftover after sewing projects so for this Recycling Week I wanted to use all those scraps.
Scrunchies are quick to sew and sewing machines are not required. They are easy to make using any kind of material so are perfect for using up fabric from a bag of random scraps, a cut-off hem or any charity shop items where you just love the fabric ✂️”
This scrunchie is a super easy project to create at home using left over fabric. Why not get crafty and create your own, be sure to tag us.
It’s day 2 of Recycling week. We challenged the talented @eat.sleep.salvage.repaet to take part in our upcycling challenge and she did not disappoint. Check out her easy tutorial on how to create a 90’s dream halter neck.
“I purchased this shirt in Barnardo’s for £2. I’ve been wanting to make a drawstring halter neck for a while and thought this shirt would work perfectly. I looked at similar style tops online and also used an old halter neck to draft the pattern. It only took me a few hours to complete and it’s a great addition to my wardrobe”
Check out the step-by-step tutorial over on our Instagram. Feeling inspired? Why not get creative and share your up-cycles with us because loved clothes last.