Category Archives: Upcycling

DIY // Knitwear Upcycle: Hooded Scarf

Got some knitwear that’s past wearing or repairing? Transform it into this cosy hooded scarf with our beginner-friendly upcycling tutorial! This winter we’ve got very into repurposing old knitwear that’s past wearing. After partnering with Emmaus Mossley on an upcycled … Continue reading

DIY // Upcycled Mittens from Old Jumpers

We’ve teamed up with the wonderful Emmaus Mossley to bring you this step-by-step Upcycled Mittens tutorial! This is a brilliant beginners upcycling project, and sews up in next to no time. All you need is an old jumper and some … Continue reading

WORKSHOPS // Slow Fashion Summer Club fun

At Stitched Up HQ last week, we held a-week-long slow fashion Summer Club for kids from the age of 10 to 14. Five ambitious young soon-to-be fashion designers set out to create their own upcycled rucksacks under the guidance of … Continue reading

CAMPAIGNS // Why we want a Fashion Revolution!

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse, in which 1,138 Bangladeshi garment workers lost their lives while at work making clothes for the UK high street. All this week, the Fashion Revolution campaign will be … Continue reading

WORKSHOPS // Announcing the first ever Stitched Up Summer Club!

In 2017 we’re super excited to announce our first ever Stitched Up Summer Club! This August we’ll be taking a group of aspiring young designers on a sustainable fashion journey to remember! The Summer Club will take place Monday to … Continue reading

CAMPAIGNS // Six Items Challenge: Boredom sets in

Stitched Up are taking part in the Six Items Challenge – a sponsored ‘fashion fast’ to raise funds for Labour Behind the Label Trust, who support garment workers from around the world to secure a better future. We are wearing … Continue reading

TIPS // 5 Things You Can Do With an Unwanted Item of Clothing

We all outgrow or wear out our old clothes and that’s ok. But the amount of waste in the fashion industry isn’t. We don’t believe that any item of clothing deserves to end up in a landfill, wasting the hard … Continue reading

WORKSHOPS // *New* for Spring & Summer

We’re excited to announce several brand new workshops and events for Spring and Summer! Some are happening at our lovely little workshop space in Chorlton, and others are out and about in Manchester. Detail Your Denim – experiment with embroidery … Continue reading

TIPS // 6 Upcycling Projects For Leftover Fabric Scraps

It can be tempting to chuck away your leftover fabric scraps, assuming they have no use. But here at Stitched Up we love the challenge of finding a use for everything! Some great upcycling projects can make use of the … Continue reading