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Repurposing Tan Mens Jacket to Hobo

Repurposing Tan Mens Jacket to Hobo

Repurposing Tan Mens Jacket to Hobo

Repurposed Tan Mens Jacket to HoboToday I am working on repurposing atan mens jacket to hobo. These commissions are ultimately my most favourite especially if the jacket is outdated it is super satisfying giving it a brand new life. …

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Memory Commonwealth Games 2014

Memory Commonwealth Games 2014

Feeling so honoured to get this bundle through the post, a full uniform and the chance of preserving a memory of Commonwealth Games 2014.

The owner had done the honourable thing of volunteering for the 2014 …

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Good things come to those who wait.

Good things come to those who wait.

Good things come to those who wait.

IMG_1338We had spoken about the bag way back before we had even found the suitable jacket for the bag. The brief was a pewter leather, I had trawled the online sales site, ebay …

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Nicole Farhi Leather Skirt Gets The Chop

Nicole Farhi Leather Skirt Gets The Chop

Nicole Farhi Leather Skirt Gets The Chop

There has only been a couple of occasions I can recall when I have been handed a garment for upcycling and I have looked at it and thought uh oh, I really don’t …

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So You Ruined Your Biker Leathers

So You Ruined Your Biker Leathers

So You Ruined Your Biker Leathers

So you ruined your biker leathers, it doesn’t have to mean the dustbin.  Here’s what you can do, have them preserved and made them into something useful , an overnight bag, a laptop bag …

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Repurposing Old Harley Davidson Jacket

Repurposing Old Harley Davidson Jacket

Repurposing Old Harley Davidson Jacket

I have a fair few hundred bags under my belt now but always wanted to have a go at repurposing an old Harley Davidson jacket into a cool weekend bag. I’d looked out for one …

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My New Blog alyashton.com

My New Blog alyashton.com

My New Blog alyashton.com

 

Please come across to my new blog at alyashton.com where I will be continuing my regular blogs on all my creations

from leather jackets and furniture leather.

 

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Aly Ashton – Saving items from landfill …

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What !! NOT Leather

What !! NOT Leather

What !! it’s NOT Leather

IMG_1870I love being handed someones old jacket to make it into something special, the excitement of checking out the leather for the first time and seeing what features the jacket has to reuse in the …

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Large Tan Tote from Batwinged Jacket

Large Tan Tote from Batwinged Jacket

Ever wondered if you can use that old 1980’s coat again?

So the jacket was sourced ready to make a large tan tote. Bat-winged leather jackets are always was favourite to fashion into bags, loads of extra leather in those …

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Before And Afters

Before And Afters

Before And Afters

This is just a small selection of before and afters  made from jackets over the past 12 months.

The majority of my bags are made from my clients own jacket, those are of the most interesting as …

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Donated Jacket

Donated Jacket

Donated Jacket

I am blessed that I periodically get sent a donated jacket from people that are not necessarily wanting anything back for it. This particular one was from a Facebook friend. I promised when it was no longer a …

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My First Vlog About AlyBond

My First Vlog About AlyBond

My first vlog about AlyBond

Welcome to my first vlog. I would describe my business AlyBond as ‘Up-cycling’ , I use materials from clothing, furniture industry and lorry inner tubes. My supplies come from various online marketplaces, vintage fairs, charity …

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The ‘C’ word again

The ‘C’ word again

 

The ‘C’ Word again

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12″ Leather Christmas stockings

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Large leather blouson

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Hanging Christmas tree decs

I just love to get strange (sorry Linda) requests, perhaps I should say unusual requests. I’m always up for a challenge and this was …

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Up-cycling Corduroy Hacking Jacket to Hobo

Up-cycling Corduroy Hacking Jacket to Hobo

These particular projects are by far my most favourite of all. It is always an honour being sent a lost loved ones possessions, Corduroy Hacking Jacket asked to transform them into something special a hobo and purses. It gives me …

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Lorry Inner Tube Mac Book Pro Sleeve

Lorry Inner Tube Mac Book Pro Sleeve

Loved this one made for a clients hubby for Christmas, upcycled inner tubes and an old sheepskin jacket and heres the resultphoto 2 photo 1

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My Open House for Breast Cancer Care

My Open House for Breast Cancer Care

Happy New Year to you although we are 8 days in and this is my first blog for ages and certainly for this year. I wanted to just share with you the open house event I held at my home …

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Its all about Rubber !!

Its all about Rubber !!

Lastest range of Lorry Inner Tube products

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EARBUDDY – Earphone/Earbud Storage Solution

EARBUDDY – Earphone/Earbud Storage Solution

Earphone/Earbuds tangled, here’s a solution. Available in all colours of upcycled leather.

Available for sale £8.00

 

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Paul Smith Boots to Bag

Paul Smith Boots to Bag

 

 

Well I am always up for a challenge to try something new. I was sent these Paul Smith boots and asked to create a small clutch from the leather. I have salvaged the inner pink leather too for …

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Chesterfield Leather

Chesterfield Leather
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This is how the Chesterfield leather arrives with me raw and sadly cast aside.

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