Post Christmas Gift & Clothes Swish!

I’m so excited to be finally holding another swishing event. This has been on my mind since last year where I had the idea to do a post Christmas swish to help those left with unwanted gifts to swap them for better ones and also refresh their wardrobe for the...
Catch up post: our year so far & what’s ahead

Catch up post: our year so far & what’s ahead

Can you believe it’s almost October? Where has this year gone? I woke up this morning and felt a chill in the air and could sense those chilly mornings creeping in – you know, when it’s still dark outside and you just want to snuggle a little longer...
DIY: Upcycled wrist pin cushion

DIY: Upcycled wrist pin cushion

Hello again.. Sorry for my hiatus, I’ve been busy working on lots of new things for Make Thrift London and blogging has gotten¬†neglected. But fear not, I’ve got a heap of great posts in the pipeline,¬†from furniture upcycling, the return of Mending Monday,...
A Sewing Time Capsule: Part One

A Sewing Time Capsule: Part One

If you follow me on instagram or Facebook you may have seen me post a photo this week of my Jones’ sewing machine. I’ve got a weakness for vintage sewing machines and at last count own 7 vintage or antique metal sewing machines which I have acquired from...
Mending Monday: Repairing a seam – denim

Mending Monday: Repairing a seam – denim

This week I’ve done another really simple repair. I’ve got this vintage denim jacket which used to be my Mum’s from circa 1980s. It’s probably a size too small for me across the shoulders but although snug, it fits (just about) and I love it....
Mending Monday: Adding Darts to Improve Fit

Mending Monday: Adding Darts to Improve Fit

Yay for Bank Holidays. I’ve been working through again, sorting out my studio this weekend with the help of my very patient boyfriend. Big changes, I’ll share on here at a later date. So, let’s talk about adding darts. This week I decided to alter a...