Korbond Group Creative Upcycling Challenge Competition

Korbond Industries

Did you know 140 million pounds of unwanted clothes are being thrown away in the UK every year! Here's a challenge to get those unwanted clothes out of the back of your wardrobe and onto the catwalk! This is your chance to showcase your creative sewing talent through upcycling with our competition in partnership with ICHF events.
We challenge you:
• To make an upcycled garment by including at least two or more pieces of clothing in the construction of a single garment.
• Dramatically and creatively change the original form of the garment.
• You can create a pair of trousers, skirt, jacket etc. it’s all down to you but it must be an upcycled make.
• You can use additional notions, interfacings etc. to assist in the construction of the garment but no other additional fabric is allowed other than the clothes you are looking to reuse.

If shortlisted you will get a chance to showcase your piece at the Sewing for Pleasure show in March 2017 as well as winning some fantastic prizes...

The ‘Top Prize’ winner will be presented with a Janome sewing machine worth £479 and a Creations by Korbond Sewing accessories package worth over £100. The 2nd and 3rd place will get a Korbond Sewing bundle worth over £40.

If you love sewing and have a great creative flair take on our challenge: Enter here by 31st Jan 2017  

Angela Neilson
01 February, 2017, 03:49 AM
The catalyst was seeing this competition, however my inspiration comes from a number of sources - a black bodice bought a few years ago from a charity shop with the intention of embellishing, another charity shop bargain of a floral beaded Devore cape, pretty embroidered dresses advertised on Facebook and 18th Century dresses in the V & A. I wanted to use the bodice to make and decorate a dress to go with the cape.
Helen Cameron
31 January, 2017, 02:17 AM
I had already deconstructed the 2 garments and used some fabric in a patchwork throw but there was enough left to make a little girl's very frilly dress which I really enjoyed making.
Julie Gordge
30 January, 2017, 11:26 AM
I enjoyed this competition and I am now looking at all my old clothes that would normally go to the charity shop or bin, in a new way.
Julie Daines
27 January, 2017, 03:42 AM
I am now looking to see what I can upcycle and searching for other garments to cut up.
Catherine Hryniszak
24 January, 2017, 06:39 AM
I really had fun up cycling for this competition and feel enthused to go through my wardrobe and give it a make over.
Anne Zarb
19 January, 2017, 11:37 PM
I have been wanting to make an upcycled coat for a long time and the competition gave me that challenge. Its a really good idea as it makes your new clothes different from everybody else..! Love Anne x x
Diane Hickman
12 January, 2017, 09:27 PM
Hi, I am a Project Worker with the Birmingham Playcare Network and Birmingham Scrapstore. We would love to be involved in the Creative Upcycling competition. As a Scrapstore we have donations of scrap from stores and industry which we recycle to support different projects including providing resources to support childrens play opportunities. Our question is. we have amazing people who volunteer to make Morsbags and lots of other fabric creations using resources from the Scrapstore. We have a particular donation of denim jeans legs. Sounds strange I know but these are samples of legs from Jeans. Could we use these samples , along with another garment to put an entry together for this competition. I look forward to hearing from you.x

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