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Breathing new life into old fabrics. – First breath.

I have started accumulating lots of old jeans that have too many holes to send to charity shops but are no longer wearable. Denim is such a great fabric, it is very hard wearing and ages into a variety of colours.

WP_20151029_10_03_25_ProIt all started here, with the denim apron. I found the design on this website, The jeans I used were recycled and the red gingham frill was from an old skirt I had designed at college over 20 years ago- glad I never gave that one away!

This one I did with a mix of machine and hand sewing, but my goal for this site is to promote sewing by hand – here are a couple of photos of some recent items that are all hand sewn, the stitches I used are blanket, Holbein and chain stitch.

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The one on the right is a designer special – the purple fabric is from a pair of Armani jeans that I altered for a friend of mine!

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