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Shirt In A Day

I was lucky enough to spend a day this past weekend at Running With Scissors in Sheffield, teaching some lovely people to make a shirt in a day. It is every bit as ambitious as it sounds. But they were well up for a challenge and they did magnificently. Up to and including this course, …

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Phone Holster “Tutorial”

Ok, it’s not much of a tutorial, since you could have figured this out on your own, but in case you are really new to this augmented apparel thing, here you go: Dig into your spare denim stash (which you totally have, right? You cut the legs off knackered old jeans before you chuck them, …

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Bead and Wire Necklace

I’ve been messing about with this bead and wire technique since I saw a Very Expensive necklace in a posh artisan shop in town and thought to myself, “I could do that…” I love the bit where I go to my stack of drawers full of beads of every shape and colour and just choose …

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Further Adventures in Pants

EmboldenedĀ  by the success of the first pair of boxers I made, and somewhat overexcited by the re-opening of charity shops, I decided to make Julian some crazy new boxers. I came home with this haul of old garments: And from them I made this pile of pants: These take a up a lot more …

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Pirate Puffling Pants

I wanted to call them pirate pants. Julian suggested puffling pants. It was inevitable. You may (if you have been paying attention) remember that my enormous stash of knit fabrics contained some awesome stripe stuff (pictured below under some less-desirable green fabric). It was actually cream, gold and dark green when I bought it but …

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