A great way to have a more sustainable approach to sewing is up-cycling or reusing clothes, sheets, blankets and other fabric sources; by prolonging their lives we are creating less waste. Seriously the amount of clothes that goes into landfills each year is unbelievable and we have to start making sustainable choices or our existence in this planet will be seriously compromised.

Today I’m sharing with you some great tutorials and projects that used an UPcycled piece as starting point. Hopefully these will inspire you to see great reuse opportunities next time you go through your closet to dispose of clothes you no longer wear. 

1. True Bias - Girl Top 2. Girl Like the Sea - Pixie Hat 3. Mingo & Grace - UPcycle Denim 4.Lexi Made - UPcycled Sweater 5. Petit à Petit - Ruffle Shirt 6. It's Always Autumn - Sweatpants to Skirt 7. No Big Dill - Pants to Jumper 8. Hungie Gungie - Tank Dress 9. Petit à Petit and Family - Hat and Scarf 10. Saídos da Concha - Shirts to shorts

1. Coffee and Thread - Men's Shirt Upcycle 2. Handmade Frenzy - Recess Raglan 3. La Folie - Upcycled Skirt 4. Things for Boys - Toddler Jeans from Adult Jeans 5. In a Manner of Sewing - Upcycled shorts 6. CounterPane - Upcycled Sweatshirt  7. Jennuine Design - Moto jacket and dress 8. Petit à Petit - Oversized Blazer 9. Adirondack Inspired - Raglan Tee 10. While she was sleeping - Upcycled baby Vest

We also started a Pinterest board where you can find some more inspiring projects and tutorials. This sure got me in the mood to start working on all those garments on my Upcycle drawer. ;)

 

Don't forget our cool giveaway! 

To enter the giveaway you’ll have to take a photo of yourself or of your kids wearing a garment you made inside out and holding either this handmade Fashion Revolution poster (here) if you’re showing something you made for yourself or this one (here) and post to Instagram { See friday's post for examples}.

You'll then have to add it to our link party and giveaway widget for extra entries. To add your photo from Instagram go to www.instagram.com/username - then click on the photo you wish to share and copy and paste the link here. 

The deadline to submit a photo will be Sunday 24th midnight EST. If you share your photo(s) in social media please use the hashtags #FashRev #whomademyclothes #handmadeinsideout #imademyclothes #petitapetitfashrev so we can make our amazing community aware of the Fashion Revolution Event. You're allowed to share more than one photo.

The 5 winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday 26th of April.

Along with our generous sponsors we are giving away 5 identical prize packages, each including:

One 100€ gift card from Nosh Organics.

All of Petit à Petit patterns that have been launched to date.

One pattern of choice from the Upcraft Club.

One sewing pattern of choice from the following designers: Titchy ThreadsJennuine DesignSew Much AdoCoffee and ThreadStraightGrainLBG StudioRock the Stitch.

Miss Polly sewing pattern by Sew Pony; Cocoon Dress sewing pattern by Groovy Baby and Mama; Bubble Shorts sewing pattern by Do Guincho.

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