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Hi! My name is Jill and I live the tropical paradise of Cairns, Australia. Right on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef.

I love to sew and create things, particularly using upcycled materials.

Over 3 years of blogging I have written and built up a collection of over 100 free sewing tutorials, suitable for all levels of sewing ability.

Upcycling is passion of mine - particularly clothes.  Every year, millions of clothing items end up in landfill. As a lover of fabric and a sewer I find this heartbreaking, and so I'm doing my small part to reduce wastage and encourage the recycling and upcycling of old clothes.

I have an ongoing linky page where anyone can add their own creations and ideas for upcycling clothes. As of February 2015 there are over 600 links and growing.

Last year I published my first sewing e-book

This is a collection of tutorials to make eco-friendly bags from upcycled materials including old jeans and bed linen. My way of encouraging others to upcycle when they sew and also reduce their use of plastic bags!

This year, 2015, my main challenge in terms of sewing. 

 My clothes upcycling challenge

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If you have any comments or questions about things I've blogged about, my tutorials, or anything else!

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