Category DIY tutorials

Mend and Make Do: Guide to Mending Your Woollens

Repairing your own clothes is an important part in the transition to a sustainable wardrobe. Fixing your clothes when they begin to show signs of wear will help to extend their life and save you some money in the process. Repairing things on your own can be very satisfying, especially when you use your creativity and try some visible mending techniques that add an interesting and individual touch to your

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DIY Tutorial: Japanese-inspired Washcloth

[pinterest] I firmly believe that anyone can knit, they just need to find the right project to start with. Today have a very simple beginner knitting tutorial to inspire you to give knitting a go. It is a washcloth, so it doesn’t matter whether your stitches are uneven, if you make mistakes, drop a few stitches and accidentally add a few stitches.  It will still work just fine as a

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Repurpose Tutorial: Beeswax Cotton Food Wraps

[pinterest] Do you have some beautiful cotton that you want to use but aren’t sure how? Have you collected some beautifully patterned pieces from old skirts and dresses but don’t feel confident to sew with them? Today’s tutorial is a lovely way for your to reuse cotton from dresses and skirts that you don’t have the skills or perhaps time to mend or upcycle into another garment. Recently I tore

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Slow Fashion DIY: How to dye with red cabbage

[pinterest] Today I am delighted to have a guest post from Francessca, the talented natural dye artisan behind the British sustainable label ACFD Designs. ACFD stands for A Conscious Fashion Decision, and through her label Francessca brings us unique handcrafted scarfs and accessories, beautifully made with natural dyes and textiles. A perfect place to for the ethically and environmentally conscious shopper to buy something beautiful for themselves. In the following tutorial

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Slow Fashion DIY Tutorial: How to make denim cut-offs

[pinterest] Years ago I bought this denim skirt on sale. This was before I committed to my sustainable fashion lifestyle, and I bought the skirt because it was a good brand and was going cheap. But I hardly ever wear it. Why? Because it never quite felt like my style. I couldn’t quite put my finger on the reason it didn’t feel right. That was until recently when I was

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Mend and Make Do: Clean your silver without chemicals

[pinterest] Do you have a pile of silver jewellery that you no longer wear because it is too tarnished? Perhaps you are like me and you have a bunch of jewellery that you would like to donate or sell, but you don’t want to do so until you’ve cleaned it. The good news is that you can clean tarnished sliver cheaply and easily at home without the need for chemicals

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Slow Fashion DIY: Beginner Crochet Cowl

[pinterest] I have spent a bit of time bringing you easy beginner knitting projects to show you how easy it is to learn to knit your own wardrobe. Today I have an easy beginner crochet project to encourage you to learn to crochet. Crochet is a lovely slow fashion skill that I would encourage anyone to learn. Crochet is done with a single hook, as opposed to knitting which uses

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Slow Fashion DIY Courses to Learn to Create your own Wardrobe

[pinterest] Creating your own wardrobes can be the perfect way to control the sustainability of what you wear. Whether you learn to sew, knit or crochet, there is a wealth of sustainable materials at your disposal- recycled yarns, organic fibres and fabrics, or repurposing your old clothing or thrift store finds. Learning some basics skills can also improve your confidence for mending or adjusting the clothes you already own, enabling

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Slow Fashion DIY Tutorial: Textured merino scarf

[pinterest] You can probably tell by the photo that I have a little announcement to make! I am lucky enough to be expecting my second child around New Years, and this has lead to whole world of sustainable maternity fashion. I was sustainably minded during my first pregnancy, but I thought that sustainable maternity options didn’t exist, so I didn’t investigate. Now I know that I was wrong! There are

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Mend & Make Do: Simple Button Revamp

[pinterest] One of the biggest reasons that items can languish unworn in the back of the closet is missing buttons. These simple additions to our garments often seem to be the most shoddily attached and they are frequently lost. This isn’t a major issue if you’ve kept hold of the spare button that was attached to the swing tag, or if you’ve found the button that has fallen off. All

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