Upcycled Clothing Blogs


I’m always looking for inspiration for sewing and new ideas for upcycling so I thought I’d share my favourite upcycled clothing blogs. I’ve also got a few sewing and upcycling blogs I’ve subscribed to too, love the newsletters and free patterns that drop into my inbox!

Criss cross baby dressOne of the first projects I made for this blog was a criss-cross dress with ruffled pants to match. (you can see it here). The pattern was free, delivered to my inbox from Melly Sews. You have to subscribe for the free patterns but don’t get bombarded with emails. Around one a month, usually with a free pattern included. The patterns are well written and with easy to follow instructions, worth the sign-up for me!




free baby dress sewing patternAnother favourite of mine is Sew Kate Sew where I got the free baby dress sewing pattern. I didn’t need to subscribe for this one, it’s freely available on her site. I decided to subscribe anyway and again, not too many emails, only every couple of months.




Diaper BagI made this diaper bag from a tutorial at Karen’s blog. It’s probably one of the most useful items I’ve made for baby Lilly and has been in constant use since she was born. I plan to do another one for my latest expected Grandchild, a boy this time! Karen has some neat ideas for kids clothes, not many tutorials or free patterns, but I like her ideas.






the thrifty coupleOne of my favourite sites for upcycling and thrifty living is The Thrifty Couple. It’s easy to spend hours on there looking at all the great ideas! From tips to saving money on diapers to DIY around the home and printable guides it’s a great resource for upcycled living.




diaper cakeThe Tip Junkie is full of ideas and tutorials for upcycling and where I got the idea for making a taggie blanket. I have a long list of projects I’d like to make starting with a diaper cake!







kids activity blogIf you’ve landed on Upcycled Baby Clothes you’ve more than likely got kids or grandkids. Keeping them amused can be a challenge, especially during the winter months. Kids Activity Blog is loaded with ideas for keeping the kids happy. There’s also ideas for outdoor activities. The kids menu is sectioned into age groups making the site easy to navigate. I particularly like the printable colouring pages, a great resource.




Make baby sewDelilah at Make Sew Baby has built a great collection of printable patterns and tutorials. She covers everything from clothes to accessories for the nursery. She also covers baby food crocheting and knitting. I love the baby peasant top pattern and have made that one myself.





These are just a few of my favourite upcycled clothing blogs and other resources I use for helping me craft. Please leave a comment below if you’d like to add to this resource.

About Kathy Russell
  1. The upcycled baby clothes are awesome. Anyone you make a project for is a lucky person. I think people like you can also become part of our interview of best upcycling artists. Certainly haven’t seen any other artists who makes better upcycled baby clothes.
    Good luck, Kathy 🙂

  2. I love the look and feel of your site as well as the content.
    You i’ve got some beautiful displays here.
    I would love to learn to sew but in the meantime I’ll keep coming back to admire your handiwork.


  3. I am so looking forward to the day I am a grandmother! I enjoy sewing and you’ve got some of the most adorable items I have ever seen. I love the cute clothing and craft ideas you share with us. Don’t think I’ll be going anywhere, your site is very unique and I thoroughly enjoy it! 🙂

    • Thank you Michelle, sewing is a very soothing hobby don’t you think? I’m sure you’ll love making clothes for your grandbabies when they come along. 🙂

  4. hello kathy
    I really like your pictures on this site. I read your whole site very nice.
    I really like your niche on this site. thank you Nicole

  5. I’ve always wanted to learn how to sew. Right now I crochet. I just started a couple of weeks ago. I made my first baby sweater last week. It was really easy and fun, and it turned out really cute.

    I don’t have kids but I know they’re expensive. There are some great tips for saving money out there, but one of the best ones is just to make your own clothes.

    • There’s no time like the present, have a look for a local sewing group! I recently joined one and we have great fun helping each other and exchanging ideas/tips about sewing.

      My sis crochets, she’s made some wonderful things from hats to soft toys. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. 🙂

  6. Oh wow Kathy! I certainly could get lost this site. My 3 favorite things to do; Cooking, Crafting and Sewing 🙂 Thanks! I will be back for more.

  7. Floridalma Jimenez says

    Hey Kathy, you did a wonderful job with this article. I think that I will take a look at Sew Kate Sew, it seems pretty interesting to me 🙂 Your site looks very kid/parent friendly to me. I think I will take a better look at it because I personally love to sew. I usually find it hard to make the time for it though, since it can be quite time consuming, unless your using a sewing machine, but you have to be more careful with that, versus when you do it manually by hand. Thank you for creating such a beautiful website. Keep up the great work 🙂

    • Glad you enjoyed visiting my site Florida. I find it easier using a sewing machine than hand sewing but there are some fiddly jobs that can only be done by hand!

  8. hi Kathy!
    boy do I wish I had your sewing talent! I have literally none…Your enthusiasm for your niche does come through and you make beautiful baby clothes. Good that you recommend your favorite blogs, blogs you have experienced. There is nothing worse than subscribing to a blog and getting 15 emails a day from it…
    And congrats on the newest grandchild!

    • Thanks Emily, looking forward to his arrival and making baby boy clothes. 🙂 I hate getting a ton of emails when I subscribe to a site, these blogs have all been carefully vetted! Glad you enjoyed your visit, and if you ever decide to try sewing as a new hobby feel free to contact me. 🙂

Speak Your Mind