The Challenge · Upcyling

Slipped Discs, Crochet, and finding my sewjo…

2016 hasn’t been overly kind to me so far. January brought a mighty chest infection, February served up a slipped disc, and I started March with shingles on my face. So sewing, BrawHem, and the blog have all taken a back seat while I recover. It’s only when you injure yourself that you realise how physical… Continue reading Slipped Discs, Crochet, and finding my sewjo…

No Sew · Upcyling

No Sew Embroidery Hoop Fabric Wall Art

A lot of fabric upcycling is focused on sewing, rather obviously. However! I don’t feel that giving your clothes a second life (or third, or fourth) should be limited to those of us with a sewing machine, or that can hand sew – and I find hand sewing really boring, so let’s avoid that. So… Continue reading No Sew Embroidery Hoop Fabric Wall Art

Charity Shop Tips

Help save the planet, grab yourself a £5 H&M voucher.

I’d heard about the H&M Conscious garment collecting initiative recently, where you can donate old clothes and textiles in return for a £5 voucher, so I thought I’d try it out for myself. Because I sew, I end up with heaps of offcuts, scraps and threads that until recently ended up heading to landfill –… Continue reading Help save the planet, grab yourself a £5 H&M voucher.

Upcyling

Scarf and Vintage Curtain Fringe Top

I was having a look through my fabric collection the other day and stumbled upon a few things I’d forgotten about, including a brilliant vintage piece (looks like it lived a previous life as a curtain) kindly given to me by a friend, and a stash of old scarves I’d promised myself I’d do something with.… Continue reading Scarf and Vintage Curtain Fringe Top