Jennifer from Jenash Designs demonstrates how to upcycle a jumper into a bag in this video tutorial. This is a great way to reuse a jumper that you no longer wear.
Did you know that the average UK household owns around £4,000 worth of clothing and about 30% of it has not been worn in the last year? In the UK, we bin about 350,000 tonnes of used clothing every year – that’s equivalent to the weight of more than 29,000 buses! Source: www.textile-recycling.org.uk
The materials and equipment that you will need to upcycle your jumper / sweater are shown below.
- Old jumper / sweater
- 2 handles
- Lining material (Jennifer used an old sheet)
- Sewing Machine
- Over-locker (optional)
- Pinking shears (optional)
Let us know how you get on with your upcycled bag in the comments below