To design an up-cycled product using an item of clothing or furnishings.
Let’s Get Making!
You are now going to up-cycle an item of clothing at home and create a brand-new garment (item of clothing).
Extend your wardrobe’s lifespan by mending and upcycling an existing product.
Once clothing becomes tired and hole-ridden, don’t rush straight to the bin: try mending instead.
Up-cycling- also known as, creative reuse, is the process of transforming existing products that are unwanted, waste or useless into new products of better quality and environmental value.
Look through your wardrobe for an item of clothing you don’t wear anymore (it may be too big/small/broken) and try out one of the following up-cycling techniques.
You do not have to follow these techniques if you already know how you want to up-cycle your garment.
Up-cycling technique ideas
Well done! This is week one of four. Please contact your teacher if you have any problems.