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How to make old sweaters into scrap fabric coasters

Today’s theme for zero waste week is upcycling, in case you missed it here is a bit more information about zero waste week. A quick check of Wikipedia, will lead you to the definition of upcycling is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better …

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10 Plus ideas for using up bread crusts – the bane of my kitchen waste #zerowasteweek

  The average family could save £700 a year, simply by throwing away less food. We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink every year from home, costing us £12.5bn a year.” Love food hate waste In our home I feel as though I loose half a loaf in uneaten bread crusts (I may have mentioned …

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Zero Waste Week 2016

Hey what? You are used to reading a sewing/upcycling blog and up pops Zero Waste Week? How does that fit?! I care deeply about our environment. One of the reasons I try and sew with preloved fabric is my desire to try and tread lightly, for my creativity not to use up more of the …

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