How to Make a No-Knit Hot Water Bottle Cover

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  Dig out an old jumper and give a tired hot water bottle a fresh new look with our no-knit tutorial.   Materials Hot water bottle Paper / pen Jumper – from the charity shop Pins Scissors Sewing machine   Instructions   Place your hot water bottle onto the paper and draw around to make a Read More

How to Make No-Knit Knitted Mitts

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    Upcycle an old jumper to make a warm pair of knitted mitts… without the knitting!   Materials Jumper (dig out an old one or grab a bargain from the charity shop/thrift store) Pins Scissors Sewing machine Paper (for template) Pencil or pen   Instructions Place your hand onto the paper and draw a mitt Read More

We Meet… Remade in Britain Founder Donna Fenn

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  November 2014 saw the launch of the UK’s first retail website dedicated to the art of upcycling. We interviewed founder Donna Fenn, busy London teacher turned entrepreneurial Yorkshire lass, to find out more about the reasons behind Remade in Britain and what her hopes are for the creative future of upcycling:   How did Read More

The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Upcycling

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  According to the Young People’s Trust for the Environment, more than 280 million tonnes of waste is produced in the UK each year, but new retail site Remade in Britain aims to turn the UK’s throw away society into an upcycling one instead. Launched in November 2014 with over 300 upcycling retailers registered, Remade Read More

No-Knit Christmas Stocking Tutorial

No-Knit Christmas Stocking Tutorial

  Turn something old into something new and upcycle an old jumper into a Christmas stocking or two!   Materials   Sweater/jumper – thrift stores are great for this project! Tissue paper/paper Pen/pencil Sewing machine (if not you can hand sew) Thread Scissors Sewing Needles Yarn in your colour choice (for the pom poms) Pom Pom Read More