Upcycling Clothing – Hot Foil Embellishment

In this video, Caroline Malcolm (aka me!) demonstrates an upcycling clothing idea – revamping your old tops with hot foils.

It gives your top a whole new look and saves you having to buy a new one! You’ll find a couple of links to the hot foils and bondaweb below:

You can print out and trace over a pattern or shape if you’re struggling for design inspiration.

upcycling clothing - hot foils revamp collage

The materials and equipment that you’ll need to revamp your old top with hot foils are shown below.

  • Old top
  • Hot foil
  • Bondaweb
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pins / dressmakers chalk
  • Baking Parchment
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
Did You Know?

While some items of used clothing are sold through charity shops, a large quantity of material is collected for sorting – either in the UK or abroad – and then exported for sale in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimated that in 2012 a third of all clothing bought in the UK ended up in landfill, with around 350,000 tonnes of material disposed of in this manner.

courtesy of: www.letsrecycle.com

You’ll find some more upcycling clothing ideas here.

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