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Wendy Gardiner Butterwick Walkaway Dress

Hi I'm Wendy and thank you for dropping by.

As an Author, TV Presenter, Teacher and 'All Round Sewing Guru' (not my words), I love lending my skills and experience to help everyone get as much fun and passion from sewing, as I do.

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Top tips for Reuse, Repurpose and Recycling Garments

By Wendy Gardiner | 28th May 2020 | 0 Comments

Last night we saw our intrepid contestants of the Great British Sewing Bee turning a mix of garments into a bomber jacket and the final challenge, turning sweater knits into a winter dress (which seams incongruous whilst we are having such sunny weather, but of course, this was filmed last year!).   Re-purposing old, previously loved garments or upcycling charity shop finds is a passion of mine and so I will share some of my tips for success.   If you are going to mix woven fabrics with stretchy fabrics, consider putting some stabliser on the stretchy fabric – a strip of washaway or tearaway along the seam will work well.   Cut all the garments into big pieces – don’t forget you can use…

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