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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 These commissions are ultimately my most favourite especially if the jacket is outdated it is super satisfying giving it a brand new …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Hubby’s Versace Leather transformed into fab new work bag for wife’s birthday

Hubby’s Versace Leather transformed into fab new work bag for wife’s birthday

I was truly impressed with this lovely man that approached me to make a bag for his wife birthday present as a surprise for her, he turned up with his old versace jacket and a lovely shirt to add …

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Fern Hobo with special meaning to a grieving widow

Fern Hobo with special meaning to a grieving widow

After hanging on to her husbands clothes she pondered for a while what to do with some of them, thankfully some arrived with me to hatch a plan. I made the biggest bag possible from his rugged leather coat

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ETSY SOLD BAGS

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Recent interview for Chesterfield Sofas

Recent interview for Chesterfield Sofas

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Q.You’ve managed to make a full-time business of making leather bags. But tell us, how did the idea first come about?

A.After making one for myself and getting lots of comments about it from friends and mums on the …

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Extra Large MICHAEL Holdall

Extra Large MICHAEL Holdall

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Joe Upright Messenger from Vintage Blue Leather Jacket

Joe Upright Messenger from Vintage Blue Leather Jacket

The second Saturday at my Spitalfields stall I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Jo and her cute daughter Hannah. Jo stood for a while looking at my samples of Upcycled leather bags and looked thoughtful, she began to …

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Spitalfields Market London E1

Spitalfields Market London E1

I know I’m lucky to be working from home and doing exactly what I love, upcycling leather coats and jackets into bags but I can’t hide away in my sewing hubb forever wallowing in my pleasure. How will anyone …

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