This December, we’ve teamed up with IWM North to create ’12 Days of Thrifty Christmas’, a campaign offering budding creatives a how-to guide of different festive makes each day on social media.
Between 1 – 12 December, a new video can be found each day on Facebook and Twitter @IWMNorth or @StitchedUpUK , offering thrifty tips on how to make items such as Christmas jumpers, gift bags from magazines, Christmas stockings from recycled fabric and mittens from old jumpers.
Most of our christmas craft projects can be made with things you already have at home, and lots are suitable for little ones too. Perfect for raindy day activities durong the christmas holidays.
Our resourceful festive guides are inspired by IWM North’s special exhibition Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style which explores the creativity that flourished on the British home front after the announcement of clothes rationing during the Second World War.
We hope these videos give you plenty of ideas and inspiration to create your own thrifty handmade christmas. We always love to see photos of your makes, so share them with us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @stitchedupuk #ThriftyChristmas