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The Future Human UpCycled Garment


Georgina Kendrick
The Future Human UpCycled Garment

Project Type



Bags & Clothing

Waste Materials

Food Packets


A crop top created from recycled crisp packets and combined with other reused textiles to create a futuristic inspired garment.

Materials & Equipment List

Materials :Crisp packets ,Reminants of leather and jersey fabric,Metal popper fastenings,Reused split pins for decoration or items of your choice,Baking paperEquipment:Sewing Machine,Scissors,Pins, Iron,Sewing ThreadHammer,Popper setters,Ruler,Cutting knife & protective mat,Dress makers Manniquin or model

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Place crisp packets (silver side down) inbetween 2 sheets of baking paper, and iron on top. Make sure crisp packets slightly overlap oneanother to fuse together to create a sheet. Dont heat for too long, roughly about 5-10 seconds depending on the heat of the iron
Crisp packets fused together , you need to create two of these.
Place both sheets of fused crisp packets together (logo sides facing) Use baking paper to sandwich sheets and iron again.
Pattern Pieces - Using a bodice block or pattern of your choice, trace off and divide into panels.
Pin pattern pieces to each of the desired fabrics to ensure each piece is the correct size and shape.
Cut out pattern pieces, ensure that you have allowed 1cm seam allowance if not already included on the pattern piece.
This is what all of the crisp packet panels should look like once cut out.
Once all pattern pieces are cut out, pin together in correct order, with right sides of fabric facing.
Pin all of the pattern pieces together to test on a mannequin for fit , also to see if any alterations are needed prior to sewing the garment.Do this with the front and the back of the top.
Sew the panels together, ensuring you leave a 1cm seam allowance on each piece. Be careful when sewing it together to ensure it is in the right order so you sew it together correctly.
Once all panels are sewn together, this is what the garment should look like laid flat. The hem is still to be sewn and the tops of the shoulders.
Sewing hem, collar, arm holes - Pin, fold and sew along the hem line, neckline and arm holes.Once complete, with right sides facing, sew shoulders together and turn through to complete sewing.
Cutting Out - Make two templates of a 4 by 5cm rectangle and place anywhere desired on each side panel. Mark and cut using a ruler and craft knife when happy with positioning. A cutting mat and metal ruler are advised for your safety.
Tools needed for popper application - You will need, poppers, a hand held hole puncher to create a hole in the material, a hammer to secure the poppers and a popper setter to hold the popper in place when hammering.
Place the 2 pieces of popper through the hole made in the fabric, place the setter over the popper and hammer to secure.
Popper secured onto fabric - On the left back panel, place the 2 pieces of popper through the hole made in the fabric, place setter over popper and hammer to secure.On the right back panel, complete the same process with the other 2 pieces of popper to create the closer for the back. Make sure popper line up with the ones already secured on the left back panel.
Completed back with popper closure.
Embellishment - Use any decorative split pin of your choice.
Front View of embellishment.
Back view of the split pins embellishment.
Finished garment side view.
Finished garment side view.
Finished garment back view.
Finished garment front view on the manniquin.
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Georgina Kendrick


United Kingdom

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