Tired of your wardrobe? Too many things you've worn too few times? If you're looking to overhaul your look, look no further: Stitch, RTÉ's newest online series, is here to help, sharing easy tutorials for altering your clothes.
Presented by Geraldine Carton and Taz Kelleher of The Useless Project, the dynamic sustainability advocacy group, the show will prove just how simple it is to update your preloved clothes.
Crafting has surged in popularity in recent months, with more people getting the needle and thread out and customising, altering or completely reimagining their clothes.
As a new generation of fashion addicts get to grips with sewing, pintucking and more, looking stylish has never been as easy – or sustainable!
We Have you Covered – Elmarie Kilbride
- Measure 20 inches of cushion filler
- Mark out fabric to be cut, 50 inches x 23 inches
- Turn down edges by one inch and iron
- Sew your two short hems
- Form your cushion filler by folding it in place
- Fold at 11 inches, pin and make sure the edges meet
- Fold again to give you a total measurement of 22inches in width and length
- Sew half and inch on both length sides
- Sew right up to the edges to achieve a nice corner
- Keep envelope part facing forward when sewing to avoid bulk
- Press out corners well
- Taking your ruler, fold over 2 inches on all four sides
- You can mark the crease line with a disappearing fabric marker or you can also use an iron
- Stitch all the way around and be careful when going over the envelope
- Remove all loose threads and iron well then place your filler into the cushion