Bornella Fabrics are sponsoring #SewUpcycle23

Sustainability is front and centre of Bornella Fabrics, so with that in mind, I am delighted to be sponsoring #SewUpcycle23 for another year. Making use of what we already have is always the most sustainable option, so refashioning and upcycling existing fabric, with a little bit of creativity thrown in for good measure, is a great challenge.

The challenge is hosted by Becky (@notes_from_the_sewing_room) and Karen (@sew.little.time). There's a £25 Bornella Fabrics voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner.

The premise of this challenge is easy - 

    • Make an upcycled garment or bag.
    • Use something other than new fabric.
    • Include a before photo of what you've used.
    • Reveal your garment on the 31st October
    • Tag Becky (@notes_from_the_sewing_room) and Karen (@sew.little.time) to make your entry count with the hashtag #SewUpcycle23

Feel free to post little sneak peeks and updates throughout the month to share your progress with the hashtag #SewUpcycle23WIP 

For full details, be sure to follow Becky and Karen on Instagram as there are a host of vloggers which will be posting content, tips, advice and progress on YouTube and their other socials.

Last year I used 3 old pairs of broken jeans destined for the bin to recreate a 70's inspired skirt (see below). This year, I'm going to be making a top out of a jersey maxi-dress that I've had for at least 10 years and not worn for at least 8 of those. Hopefully it'll go with the skirt so I have a fully upcycled outfit.

Happy sewing,

Tanya xx