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Repurposing Tan Mens Jacket to Hobo

Repurposing Tan Mens Jacket to Hobo

Repurposing Tan Mens Jacket to Hobo

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 These commissions are ultimately my most favourite especially if the jacket is outdated it is super satisfying giving it a brand new …

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Good things come to those who wait.

Good things come to those who wait.

Good things come to those who wait.

We 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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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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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City Suit with memories of a lovely Dad – Macbook Pro and Small Messenger

City Suit with memories of a lovely Dad – Macbook Pro and Small Messenger

After saving their Dads special suit and shirts and flat caps the sisters wanted something special made to remember him, we came up with these functional messenger bags for each of them, with extra memories inside, a shirt each

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New Stockists gathering.

New Stockists gathering.

I am slowly adding some select stockists to my reportoire and excited to now have Number83 in Westbourne and Wears London in Greenwich. Stock items en route to those two as I type. Here’s a few of the items …

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Paul Smith inspired Upcycled Leather Disc Necklace

Paul Smith inspired Upcycled Leather Disc Necklace

Inspired by the Paul Smith shirts I use to line my upcycled leather bags I set about ways to totally use my scraps from my jackets and coats and I have amassed quite an embarrassing amount stacking up, I …

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Recycled Bag from Lorry Inner Tube Rubber

Recycled Bag from Lorry Inner Tube Rubber

The tyre is a non-biodegradable material due to the fact that the rubber that composes tires (polybutadiene, or C4H8), has a chemical structure that is alien to microorganisms that usually degrade materials.

Upcycling it into something special removes it …

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ETSY SOLD BAGS

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Lorry Inner Tubes Yuk they were disgusting !!

Lorry Inner Tubes Yuk they were disgusting !!

 

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Yuk filthy innertubes

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