Good on you have done the detective work for us and written the ultimate clothing material guide to the vast selection of fabrics found in clothes that you can find on shop shelves, in your wardrobe and fabric shops.
Tag Archives: clothes
Setting up a Clothes Repair Group
Our guide to set up your own clothes repair cafe, giving you suggestions on what you need and how to go about setting up sessions.
Upcycling t-shirts into yarn
Many people are upcycling old t-shirts. You can make dusters for the house or facecloths. Here we have made it into yarn to craft with. For Jubillee I made some headbands and bracelets for the kids in red, white and blue. Cut the t-shirts into strips. You can either do this with scissors or rotaryContinue reading “Upcycling t-shirts into yarn”
Sewing Kit Basics
Do you know your seam ripper from a needle threader? Ealing Repair café put together this list and guide for what you need in a basic sewing kits. If you can put your hands on these, it should get your started in patching, and darning Have a look at our sewing mending guides. Black andContinue reading “Sewing Kit Basics”
Love or hate them Christmas Jumpers are promoted at this time of year. Fundraisers, Christmas work parties and with a limited time to wear them it’s always good to repurpose or buy second hand. However, with two out of five Christmas jumpers only being worn once over the festive period says Hubbub, it’s a primeContinue reading “Christmas Jumpers”
Books on repairing and alterations
These are a selection of mending books along to our Ealing Repair Cafe sessions. Each has a review of what the book covers.
Laundry washing products: Green Washing or Greenwashing?
I have been thinking I should change from my supermarket non bio which although comes in a cardboard box may not have the best ingredients. I discovered this brilliant analysis on laundry powders as weighs up ingredients from various brands out there. When referring to Ethical Consumer magazine, we noticed that some of the ‘NewContinue reading “Laundry washing products: Green Washing or Greenwashing?”