Upcycling: Vintage TextilesMy Online School
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Upcycling: Vintage Textiles
The course guides you through what textiles to look for and where to find them, plus tips on what to avoid. A suggested list is given to indicate how you might use individual types of fabric, as well as buttons and haberdashery. The first project is a simple patchwork cushion, followed by repurposing a silk scarf as a cushion, including tips on how to make the fabric more hard wearing. This is followed by ideas on a selection of textile bags in varying styles from small bags made from linen tea towels and featuring webbing, or textile belts as handles, to larger shopping bags with a gusset and a selection of short or long messenger style handles. Suggestions are made to use old leather belts for added strength. The last project is more detailed but very rewarding. An old, but previously good quality tweed coat with a ripped lining found in a charity shop is remade with a new, bespoke pattered lining which completely transforms it from a cheap, tired garment to a fabulous new coat worth far more than you would have paid for it originally