Upcycling clothes ideas

The Big Stitch 2020 – Refashioning Inspiration

The Big Stitch” is a yearly campaign by The British Heart Foundation – to raise funds for their ongoing research and support, and to help you give your wardrobe some glamorous upgrades on a budget!

To join in all you have to do is buy an item from a British Heart Foundation Store (find your nearest by clicking here) and upcycle it between the 1st and 31st of October. Upload “before” and “after” photos of your item tagging the BHF, (and us if you like) using #TheBigStitch to be in it to WIN it! Entries must be on Twitter, Instagram or sent in by Email – see more details at The Big Stitch 2020. 

Prizes include:

1st place: £100 Hobbycraft gift voucher & a craft hamper full of goodies!

2nd place: £50 Hobbycraft gift voucher

3rd place: £25 Hobbycraft gift voucher

Terms and conditions apply and can be found on The British Heart Foundation website, for now, here’s some upcycling inspiration for you to use;

  1. Sleeve Embellishment – Crochet Hacking – Emma Friedlander-Collins – Download the pattern here: Sleeve Stripes Download  and give your sleeves a touch of WOW!
    Upcycling clothes ideas
  2. Tailor-fit any jacket – Get the most from your clothes – Marion Elliot – Download the pattern here: Upcycle a Jacket Pattern and upcycle a jacket perfect for you!Upcycle a jacket
  3.  Hot Sauce T-Shirt to Dress – Crochet Hacking – Emma Friedlander-Collins – Download the pattern here: Shirt Dress Pattern Download and give your clothes that crochet finish and flare!
  4. Extra pattern for free! Here’s our pattern for a Kawaii Heart: Kawaii Heart Pattern – because we couldn’t support The British Hear Foundation without giving you a crochet heart pattern now could we?
    Crochet heart Pattern free

We can’t wait to see your before and after upcycles! Good luck, and have fun! For more pattern downloads, updates on our latest books, and special offers, you can sign up to our newsletter below!

The British Heart Foundation are the leading research body for heart and circulatory conditions. They not only provide vital research, but also vital support to people living with heart conditions. In recent studies, the British Heart Foundation found that women visiting hospital for heart conditions was at an all time high, and with more than 50% more likely to be misdiagnosed than men it is vital we help them raise awareness and provide everyone with the information they need to help end heartbreak.

Thanks for helping us support the British Heart Foundation – for more information on their work visit their website here.


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