Update Your Wardrobe By Getting Crafty With Your Clothes, Just Like Bella Hadid And Kendall Jenner

Because we all need a project right now.

Bella Hadid crafty jeans

by Natalie Hammond |
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If you've started talking to yourself in the mirror or taking sojourns in the garden shed, it might be time to take up a hobby. Think about it. Quarantine is a golden opportunity to log off and get creative. And if you’ve got kids, let the fact that a craft project might be the only way to stop them drawing on the walls be your incentive.

Instagram has certainly appeared to be a hive of creative fashion activity right now, with Bella Hadid painting lilies and butterflies on herlilac-coloured jeans and Kendall Jenner tie-dying her old T-shirts. Liberty also reported last month that sales in its craft and haberdashery department are up 256% year-on-year, with sewing kits, patterns and accessories flying off the virtual shelves. This might be because, even before coronavirus, designers like Emily Adams Bode, Gabriela Hearst and Lauren Manoogian put craftsmanship and the art of handmade objects at the heart of their collections.

Meanwhile,Colville, the label from Lucinda Chambers and Molly Kristin Forss, is calling out to knitters around the world to post them 20cm x 20cm squares of their best work. These will eventually be stitched into a blanket that will be auctioned off for a women’s refuge in Milan.

Then, there's Irish-born LFW favourite, Katie Ann McGuigan, who has teamed up with Wool and The Gang to bring us our very own knitting starter pack while at home. The pack contains all you need to recreate her SS20 "New Rules" jumper, worn by Dua Lipa. Order your pack here to start your crafting project.

Katie Ann McGuigan x Wool and the gang
Katie Ann McGuigan x Wool and the gang

So, when the inevitable boredom hits, instead of rewatching boxsets, dive into one of these projects. You might end up with a whole new wardrobe.

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arket Sewing kit1 of 6

Arket, Sewing Kit, £7

Itchypatchyscratchy patches2 of 6

ItchyPatchyScratchy, Iron Transfer Patches, £5

Liberty beanie knitting kit3 of 6

Stitch&Story, Beanie Knitting Kit, £35

Hobbycraft markers4 of 6

Hobbycraft, Fabric Markers, £20.50

Amazon book5 of 6

Amazon, First Time Knitting: The Absolute Beginner's Guide, £10.35

Fabric dye6 of 6

DYLON, Washing Machine Fabric Dye Pod, £5

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