Upcycled Tartan Wool Blanket Coat

 Tutorial to make this Upcycled Tartan Blanket Coat Click here. Turn the blanket coat upside down to wear as a balero styled jacket with head scarf.   Model Stephanie Casserly Click here to visit Stephanie’s Facebook Page Photography Alan Fitzpatrick MUA Eye Candy Click here to visit Eye Candy’s Facebook Page Stylist Sarah Conneely Coats by Tina […]

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How to Make – Upcycled Wool Tartan Blanket Coat

Materials: Wool Blanket (57″ x 42″ / 145 cm x 107 cm) Bias Binding (just under 2 meters  / 2.5 yards) Machine sewing thread (colour to match the bias binding) Kilt Pin to close the coat Tools: Scissors Measuring tape Needle and thread for tacking Sewing machine & a standard machine needle size 14 Tailor […]

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Upcycling: Blanket Dress

This particular dress, which I made for an exhibition during Galway Design Week last November, is growing on me more each day. Initially it was my intention to have the pieces primarily as exhibition pieces, looking at the context of materials versus purpose whilst also exploring subtraction pattern cutting in a variety of fabrics, just […]

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Make your own Blanket Tote Bag Tutorial

Materials: Wool Blanket (I sourced this one in a charity shop) Lace (8 ½” / 22cm) Leather Straps (22” x 1 ½” / 56 cm x 4 cm) (I used an old leather skirt again sourced from a charity shop for this project) Studs to add embellishment to the front of the bag. (Optional – […]

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Galway Design Week Exhibition

Upcycled Wool Blanket Coats utilising the subtraction pattern cutting technique. Apologies for the picture quality, only had phone camera available on the day. The exhibition ran from 10th to the 17th of November in Galway City.  

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Upcycled Blanket Coat

So I have become slightly obsessed with making a blanket coat since seeing Jet Korine’s Life Coat Project http://jetkorine.com/project/life-coat/ The longest part of this make was trying to find a suitable wool blanket to recycle, after much searching I finally found this fab Killarney wool blanket with the label intact. Dividing the blanket into 3rds. 2/3 […]

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