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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 15 April 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219934
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 310
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £12.99
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Refashion, Restyle, Restitch


20 stylish sewing projects from preloved clothes & homewares by Debbie Shore (Author)

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Book Description

20 stunning ideas for upcycling and repurposing preloved fabrics!

Are you trying to cut down on clothing and fabric waste, but are short on ideas of what to do with unwanted garments, bedsheets or curtains? In this brand-new collaboration between sewing superstar Debbie Shore and her dressmaker-blogger daughter, Kimberley Hind, find 20 ideas for upcycling pre-loved fabrics to make stylish accessories for you and your home.

As well as invaluable guidance on choosing your fabrics, notions and extras, discover a collection of contemporary projects to create using old garments from around the house or saved from charity/thrift shops: a boho-style lampshade made from an old dress; pillows made from men's shirts; a fabulous mid-twentieth-century handbag cut from pre-loved ladies' jackets; a chic shirt-sourced throw, plus a whole range of designs to sew and inspire you!

Every project includes easy-to-follow instructions and illustrated steps. The variety of techniques used for the projects, such as English paper piecing, piping, fitting zips, dyeing and felting, are also explained clearly and with photographs, helping you create professional (and enviable) results.

The beauty of working with pre-owned fabrics is that you won’t get shrinkage or risk colour running, plus you'll have a fabulous choice of unique fabrics that you just wouldn’t be able to buy new. Be inspired to give it a go and keep your fabric from landfill. Take a look in your wardrobe, salvage your old favourites and give them a new lease of life.

Table of Contents

About this book 6
Sourcing fabrics 8
Sewing kit 10
Good to know 14

Projects Tumbling Block Pillow 16, Scallop Lampshade 20, Patchwork Throw 24, Roll-up Blind 28, Tweed Tote 32, Round Boho Pillow 38, Drawstring Sweatshirt Bag 48, Felt Mittens 44, Children’s Hot-water Bottle Cover & Legwarmers48, Rag Rug 52, Reupholstered Footstool 56, Rope Basket 60, Tea Towel Tote 64, Children's Pinafore Dress 68, Smocked Storage Bag 72, Tablecloth Curtains 78, Tie-dye Bean Bag 80, Upcycled Armchair Cover 84, Two-toned Piped Pillow 88, Woven Denim Tote 91

Template and index 96

About the Author

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore is a best-selling and award-winning author. She began her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly as an actress in various popular dramas and as a presenter on shopping channels. Debbie has developed her own range of fabrics, designed her own patterns, writes for several popular sewing magazines and has written over 30 books for Search Press with several more underway. Over 800,000 copies of her books have been sold worldwide. She is the winner of Craft Influencer of the Year 2020 in the Craft Business Awards, and Social Media Influencer of the Year 2019 in the British Sewing Awards.

Debbie has over 285,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, which has over 30 million views. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, a monthly subscription service based on the mega-selling Half Yard series, and won the 2019 IPG Digital Publishing Award. For more details about the club visit

Debbie lives in Lincolnshire, UK. Visit her website: www.debbieshoresewing.com


Customer Review

This book is great value for money with many projects to make from pre-loved material, easily found at home or in charity shops, helping you to save money along the way! As with all Debbies books and now this one with her daughter Kim, it includes lots of tips and techniques and simple to follow, step-by-step instructions and photos. The projects are achievable even if you are new to sewing. Cant wait to make a start on the Roll up Blind for my kitchen.

Sew Magazine

Are you looking to repurpose preloved garments? Check out Refashion, Restyle, Restitch for 20 inventive upcycling ideas. You'll find out how to transform unloved garments and accessories, or zhoosh up charity shop gems. Make a groovy lampshade from an old dress or gorgeous pillows from men's shirts. It's time to rescue your old favourites and give them a new lease of life!

Craft Focus

Here are 20 stunning ideas for upcycling and repurposing preloved fabrics! Give it a go!

Machine Knitting Monthly

Are you trying to cut down on clothing and fabric waste, but short on ideas of what to do with unwanted garments, bedsheets or curtains? Debbie and her dressmaker-blogger daughter find 20 ideas for upcycling fabrics to make accessories for you and your home.

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