#CAUpcyclingChallenge Daily Giveaway #1
::: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED :::
Upcycling can be more than just sewing up a new item from an old one! It can also mean mending an old item with techniques that transform it into something fun and amazing! Have you ever tried to patch a hole in something, and realized that your mending gave your project a whole new look and feel?
This book: Visible Mending – Artful Stitchery to Repair and Refresh Your Favorite Things by Jenny Cardon is an excellent resource and guide to do just that! It includes 5 techniques, 35 examples and 150+ photos to give you endless inspiration!
Give worn and torn items new life through unconventional mending techniques. With this book, learn how to master the artful stitchery to repair and refresh your favorite garments, projects, and more.
Learn hand-mending methods, including boro, embroidery, patching, and darning
Create eye-catching reparis with visible mending
This is a technique book for people who have never sewn before and an inspirational book for people who have been sewing for years
This book features 5 techniques, 35 examples and more than 150 photos that make it easier for you to put your unique mark on what you mend
Includes detailed instructions and tips
Author: Jenny Wilding Cardon
Softcover; 80 pages
TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS BOOK! Simply comment on this post, tell us what your favorite upcycled item has been! It could be something you made, or even something you saw! Winner will be announced, tomorrow in the next blog post for giveaway #2! Giveaway is open to US and International Participants. Giveaway closes at 10 am PST 8/5/2019.
Here are some other great books for Upcycling:
Recycled and Reimagined Sewing – Patterns to Repurpose Book
10 20 30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans Book
40 Weekend Projects to Create and Share Book
Nancy’s Notions also has a project category specifically for re-made projects that includes more books and patterns! You can check them out HERE.
See you back here tomorrow!
My favorite upcycle was turning a tablecloth into a cute skirt!
Tag me on IG so I can see Shannon! =)
Hard to choose a favourite, it might be whatever I’m currently upcycling… but atm it’s a pattern test so I need to be coy. I think my favourite of someone else’s was a canvas tent upcycled to a jacket…. I’ve been tent hunting ever since!
haha…Lorna! I know how that is! 😉 and yep that tent was pretty ingenious!
My overall favorite upcycled project would be my jumpsuit that I created from other bibs and jeans. All the denim has different colors from wear/tear. It’s casual denim but could be worn dressy!
Is it the one you made for the challenge Nicole? I can’t wait to see modeled pics! 😉
My favorite Upcyclying has been to make s satchel from an shirt
oh!! if you have it posted in IG tag me so I can see Anura! @candiceayala!
I am always excited about the creative energy behind most recycling projects I do or see others do. One of my own favorites (so far!!) is a recent phone case accessory I made with just a scrap of leather and serape blanket. So functional and cool looking with only scraps!! I have been inspired by up cycling projects with old linens….lost art being brought back to life for others to appreciate once again!!
This is great Alma! I think sometimes we forget the potential of scraps and just how much they are worth. Even more so when they are vintage =)
I was impressed with everything but the ones I liked the most were the dyed projects
Yes, those were impressive!
This summer my favorite upcycle was the off the shoulder top I made my daughter. I went in so nervous having no pattern. It turned out so cute & I love how much she loves it & wears it. But the jacket I made my some from his dad’s sweatshirt is a close second. I think the weathers too hot for it right now & that’s what it’s in second place 😉
That really was the cutest top!
I’ve seen some many upcycles or even alterations done with hand sewing & I’ve loved them all! I definitely need to add this to my upcycle game 😉
Same! Looking through this book has definitely been inspirational!
Nathalie Van den Bossche
I turned my daughters favorite dress into a skirt. This was the first wearable upcycle I did. All thanks to your challenge. A few projects got in the way of completely finishing it, but I’m happy I tried 🤗
Oh please still do finish at some point and tag me Nathalie! I wanna see!
I have big plans to use Japanese mending techniques (sashimi) on my jeans! Up until now I’ve been throwing them away but a few months ago I went to a Japanese sewing store and stocked up on everything I need. Now I just need to get in and do it!
OHHHHH!!! That sounds exciting! I think planning, prepping and buy supplies is the exciting part sometimes. The execution is another story…lol
I love to see how individuals upcycle jeans. They are so easy to obtain at garage and rummage sales. This book would really take my upcycling ideas with jeans to a new level. Teens are very open to upcycles made with jeans, and they are usually so picky.
This is true!
I think my favourite upcycles have been for my son. A shirt made from his dads old cast off shirt, and a leather waistcoat from an old leather trench coat.
How sweet! Very rarely do we see upcycles for boys so this is great!
I would put more pictures up of him in the clothes I make… but he’s a stroppy tween. Perhaps I could just crop his head off?!
Yeah that works! =) Adrian doesn’t like to be photographed so sometimes I just crop his head or have him look away, and then he’s okay with it. lol teenagers!
The greatest upcycle I have seen, was actually recently. A lady made a beautiful baby quilt, with a tree pattern. It featured the uniforms of 3 of the fallen military members in their family, one of which the baby was named after. One the trees, she included their initials! Beautiful, amazing, and just so special!
How absolutely endearing Ashley! If you come across that post again, could you tag me? I’d love to see it!
My favorite upcycle is a dress I sewed one of my daughter’s friends from a men’s shirt years ago.
How sweet! You need to do it more 😉
My neighbor passed away and left me her vintage pillowcases and sheets. I used those to make gorgeous skirts and dresses for my daughter’s and granddaughters.
Thanks so wonderful Cindi! I love when projects have sentimental value in them. =)
One of my best upcycles is a postage stamp quilt. I got so many comments about it. Some comments were about why I did not go crazeee…
It was actually relaxing. (1.5 inch squares)
lol! I can understand the comments! I admire quilters so much, because I know how much dedication goes into it. I dont have patience for it, it would definitely make me go crazy lol