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A stitch in time: simple, low-skill clothes mending and alteration techniques
Whether it’s fixing a button, darning a sock, or repairing a fallen hem – you can achieve plenty with a needle, some thread and a little patience

Lucianne Tonti

01, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Sew it yourself! Inside the zero-waste, zero-sweatshop fashion revolution
In lockdown, thousands of people began making their own clothes for the first time – a movement born of creativity and conscious consumption

Fleur Britten

28, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Fit for purpose: how to save clothes that no longer suit your shape or lifestyle
From subtle tweaks to a complete remake, garments that you love but that no longer work for you can enjoy a second life

Lucianne Tonti

20, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Moving oceans to level up | Brief letters
Brief letters: ‘Levelling up’ | Boris Johnson | Clothkits | Flatulence


18, Aug, 2021 @4:49 PM

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‘Happy hookers’: how prescribing creativity might help wellbeing
Mental health professionals are exploring the benefits of creative hobbies – and referring their patients accordingly

Jennifer Macey

01, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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TV tonight: twisty Michael Sheen crime drama Prodigal Son returns
The father-son duo of serial killer and criminal profiler probe a double death. Plus: it’s semi-final week for The Great British Sewing Bee. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ellen E Jones, Hannah J Davies, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

09, Jun, 2021 @5:20 AM

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My mum’s knack for making clothes has stitched us together | Kate Thomas
Mass-produced clothes fuel the idea we are all the same. My mum has never stopped making sure clothes are right just for me

Kate Thomas

04, May, 2021 @3:05 AM

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Mend your clothes and do yourself some good
Care and repair is an invaluable mantra for your wardrobe, your mental health, your wallet and the planet, says Molly Martin

Molly Martin

01, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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TV tonight: The Great British Sewing Bee is back
Joe Lycett introduces a dozen fresh amateur tailors. Plus: Ice-T’s true crime series. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Graeme Virtue, Ellen E Jones, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett

14, Apr, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Extreme makeovers: how to upcycle unloved clothes into something you want to wear
From resuscitated hand-me-downs to transformed uniforms, seven people share their wardrobe remakes – sewing skills not always required

As told to Rafqa Touma

05, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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A love letter to Sheffield - from a most unlikely source | Rachel Cooke
How could old Etonian Ferdinand Mount possibly understand the character of the northern city? He used his imagination

Rachel Cooke

07, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'When I tell people, they might laugh' – George Clooney and the men who sew
More ‘sew bros’ have taken up the fine art of stitching in the pandemic. What’s so appealing about this crafty pursuit?

Priya Elan

04, Feb, 2021 @10:59 AM

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