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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 15 April 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219934
  • Carton Qty: 38
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 310
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $19.95
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Refashion, Restyle, Restitch


20 stylish sewing projects from preloved clothes & homewares by Debbie Shore & Kimberley Hind

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Book Description

Upcycle unwanted clothes and home furnishings, and learn how to restitch them into 20 stylish home accessories and garments.

20 stunning ideas for upcycling and repurposing preloved fabrics!

Are you trying to cut down on clothing and fabric waste, but are short on ideas of what to do with unwanted garments, bedsheets or curtains? In this brand-new collaboration between sewing superstar Debbie Shore and her dressmaker-blogger daughter, Kimberley Hind, find 20 ideas for upcycling pre-loved fabrics to make stylish accessories for you and your home.

As well as invaluable guidance on choosing your fabrics, notions and extras, discover a collection of contemporary projects to create using old garments from around the house or saved from charity/thrift shops: a boho-style lampshade made from an old dress; pillows made from men's shirts; a fabulous mid-twentieth-century handbag cut from pre-loved ladies' jackets; a chic shirt-sourced throw, plus a whole range of designs to sew and inspire you!

Every project includes easy-to-follow instructions and illustrated steps. The variety of techniques used for the projects, such as English paper piecing, piping, fitting zips, dyeing and felting, are also explained clearly and with photographs, helping you create professional (and enviable) results.

The beauty of working with pre-owned fabrics is that you won’t get shrinkage or risk colour running, plus you'll have a fabulous choice of unique fabrics that you just wouldn’t be able to buy new. Be inspired to give it a go and keep your fabric from landfill. Take a look in your wardrobe, salvage your old favourites and give them a new lease of life.

Table of Contents

About this book 6
Sourcing fabrics 8
Sewing kit 10
Good to know 14

Projects Tumbling Block Pillow 16, Scallop Lampshade 20, Patchwork Throw 24, Roll-up Blind 28, Tweed Tote 32, Round Boho Pillow 38, Drawstring Sweatshirt Bag 48, Felt Mittens 44, Children’s Hot-water Bottle Cover & Legwarmers48, Rag Rug 52, Reupholstered Footstool 56, Rope Basket 60, Tea Towel Tote 64, Children's Pinafore Dress 68, Smocked Storage Bag 72, Tablecloth Curtains 78, Tie-dye Bean Bag 80, Upcycled Armchair Cover 84, Two-toned Piped Pillow 88, Woven Denim Tote 91

Template and index 96

About the Author

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore is a best-selling and award-winning author. She began her career in television, as both a presenter and actor, though sewing was always a big part of her life. Debbie has developed her own range of fabrics, designed her own patterns and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She has written 29 books for Search Press, selling over 750,000 copies worldwide. Debbie is the winner of numerous awards, including Craft Influencer of the Year 2020, Best Sewing Social Star of the Year 2021 and Most Inspirational Sewing Personality of the Year 2021. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, an award-winning monthly subscription service based on the mega-selling Half Yard series.

Debbie lives in Lincolnshire, UK.

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About Kimberley Hind

Being the daughter of Debbie Shore, Kimberley has grown up around sewing. She has always loved watching her mother create amazing items from scratch, and over the last few years her passion for sewing has increased rapidly. After working as a Visual Merchandiser for 12 years and following the birth of her daughter, Kimberley made sewing her full-time occupation. Now, she is running a successful online sewing shop, writing dressmaking blog posts for Minerva Crafts, creating sewing projects for The Craft Cotton Company and filming sewing video tutorials on her own YouTube Channel.

Kimberley loves to upcycle clothes particularly, transforming a once discarded piece of clothing into something new. Her collaboration with her mother, Debbie Shore, combines both of their sewing passions, as well as Kimberley's enthusiasm for refashioning and helping readers look at thrift-store clothing in a whole new light.

Kimberley lives in London, UK. Visit her website


Customer Review

This book is great value for money with many projects to make from pre-loved material, easily found at home or in charity shops, helping you to save money along the way! As with all Debbies books and now this one with her daughter Kim, it includes lots of tips and techniques and simple to follow, step-by-step instructions and photos. The projects are achievable even if you are new to sewing. Cant wait to make a start on the Roll up Blind for my kitchen.

Sew Magazine

Are you looking to repurpose preloved garments? Check out Refashion, Restyle, Restitch for 20 inventive upcycling ideas. You'll find out how to transform unloved garments and accessories, or zhoosh up charity shop gems. Make a groovy lampshade from an old dress or gorgeous pillows from men's shirts. It's time to rescue your old favourites and give them a new lease of life!

Craft Focus

Here are 20 stunning ideas for upcycling and repurposing preloved fabrics! Give it a go!

Machine Knitting Monthly

Are you trying to cut down on clothing and fabric waste, but short on ideas of what to do with unwanted garments, bedsheets or curtains? Debbie and her dressmaker-blogger daughter find 20 ideas for upcycling fabrics to make accessories for you and your home.

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