How did you get into making and upcycling your own clothes?
I’ve been sewing my own clothes since I was 15, but I started making little bags and customising t-shirts when I was even younger. I’ve always loved clothes and I find making them myself so fun and relaxing; a real creative outlet!
What is the best piece of clothing or accessory you have found in a charity shop?
My favourite thing to pick up from charity shops are vintage tablecloths and curtains to transform into new clothes. I also love picking up vintage sewing patterns whenever I can.
Why are you supporting The Big Stitch campaign?
The British Heart Foundation is such an inspiring charity and it’s a real honour to take part in The Big Stitch campaign. I also feel strongly about the importance of reuse and moving away from ‘disposable’ fashion. I hope the campaign will encourage people to get creative with good quality second hand clothes and have fun with their wardrobes, all while supporting a fantastic cause.
What advice would you offer on upcycling clothing to a beginner?
Be fearless and don’t start with anything too precious. I have definitely learnt the most though the mistakes I have made. Fashion should first and foremost be fun and make you feel fantastic.
What is your favourite tool in your sewing box?