In the UK, we throw away £140 million worth of wearable clothing every year. That’s 350, 000 tonnes of fabric going to waste – annually! Extending the life-cycle of clothing we already own is an easy way to reduce our impact on the world around us - so why not try upcycling your clothes instead?
New is out; Old is in!
Sammy has created a brand new range of Customise Kits just for this purpose- making it easy to personalise your old textiles with modern embroidery designs.
Each Customise kit has ten beautiful hand embroidery designs on water-soluble transfer paper - so you can revitalise your used clothing and help reduce your impact on the planet. In the spirit of upcycling, the envelopes we use to package our Customise Kits are made from 100% recycled cotton rags, too!
To spark your creativity, there are four themed kits (scroll down to see them all!), each packed with eight DMC thread colours, expertly chosen to complement Paraffle designs, and you will find loads of tips, inspiration and resources on our blog - so even beginners can get involved!
Wander under whimsical skies, with our Fanciful Customise Kit. Featuring scaled down patterns of our Bumblebee, Unicorn, Rainbow, Butterfly, and Llama designs, plus clouds, sunshine, a crescent moon, a shooting star, and a mystical peacock feather.
Paraffle note: I used the Unicorn, Rainbow, Moon and Stars from my Fanciful kit to customise my denim dungarees - I love having them covered with playful designs.
Explore the ocean floor with our Ocean Customise Kit. Featuring scaled down patterns of our Lobster, Jellyfish, and Classic Whale designs, plus seaweed, shells, rolling waves, and a curious sea turtle.
Paraffle note: I used the Whale and Lobster from my Ocean kit to customise my stripy Breton top - the blue and white stripes were just asking for some nautical additions!
Peramble through the countryside, with our Countryside Customise Kit. Featuring scaled down patterns of our Swan, Fox, Butterfly, Hare, and Frog designs - plus some beautiful flowers and ferns and a tiny travelling bumblebee!
Paraffle note: After running out of my own clothes to stitch on, I used the Bee and Frog to customise some of Ali’s plain T-shirts - and he loves them!
Traverse the tropical terrain, with our Tropical Customise Kit. Featuring scaled down patterns of our Flamingo, Hummingbird, Parrot, Sloth and Pineapple designs, plus some exotic flowers and leaves.
Paraffle note: I used lots of designs from my Tropical kit to cover the back of my blue denim jacket - and I’m in LOVE with it (plus it’s easy to show it off when I’m walking about).