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In Stitches

Still being at sixth form, I tend to build up and mythologise the summer holidays into a never-ending, sunny time of creative pursuits, café visits and charity shop excursions. The reality is rainier,...

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Upcycling: the patch

Although I have an increasing interest in ethical and sustainable fashion, I have one problem. I can't resist a good trend. And the issue with trends is that they are inarguably linked to the...

From punk art to head scarves - Oxfam DIY hits Vintage Festival

Vintage was a hive of fashion and style but also on site -  plenty of workshops were available for the craft lover. We caught up with two designers who were using Oxfam clothes and accessories...

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How to shop vintage

Whether you love the Parisian glamour of the 30's or long for the strong tailored line of the 60's, getting to know your chosen decade is a must. Does it flatter your shape? Can you make...

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How to adjust the waistband of a skirt

Today I'm going to show you a simple way to adjust the waistline of a skirt. This tutorial can be used to make a skirt bigger or smaller. If you are making it bigger, you just need to make sure...

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Festival Fashion: How to DeBobble a Jumper

Arun jumpers and chunky knit cardigans that your granddad would be proud of are so popular at festivals, and it's not hard to see why. A heavyweight piece of knitwear is a practical addition...

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Upcycled lampshade tutorial

I first saw this tutorial over on the blog 'One Sheepish Girl' and thought it was so great that I just had to share it here! It fits in really well with the current craze of 'yarn bombing'...

Womad Festival: How to make a... festival feather hair braid

We love a bit of DIY Fashion and crafts, and at Womad Festival we wanted to show that the clothes you have can be loved for longer. The lovely ladies at Mollie Makes craft magazine joined...

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Latitude DIY: Badge Making

Throughout the weekend the Oxfam Fashion team have been on the hunt for DIY style. As Latitude revellers scramble to the Oxfam Festival Shop for shelter from the rain, we have been offering some...

How to... Bind a book

I love to try out new craft ideas but I must admit when it comes to the finished article - it sometimes leaves something to be desired... I've tried making badges, bags, shrink plastic...

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