"Recycled Chic" is for those who aren't content to look like everyone else. It both inspires and instructs on ways of recycling, renewing, and reinventing pre-loved fashion and fabrics. Featuring 30 simple and accessible projects, for even a novice seamstress, "Recycled Chic" will arm you with the techniques, inspiration and confidence to renew your existing clothes and accessories, or alter vintage fashion and fabric to suit your individual taste. Each project requires only minimal time, effort and expense to achieve stylish and satisfying results. It could be as easy as removing the sleeves from a frumpy dress, shortening a skirt, or adding an embellishment to a tired old top. And when your confidence grows, why not test your skills creating a leather clutch from an old jacket, or a sweet summer top from a man's work shirt? Take a creative plunge and explore the possibilities to refashion your wardrobe with these unique, yet simple, projects. This title includes over 30 original designs/patterns. All the projects are aimed at those with minimal sewing or craft skills. The book also includes an outline of all the required tools, fabrics and stitch-styles to get you started. Instructions and patterns are simple and easy-to-follow, using step-by-step photography and hero shots to help the reader to better understand the steps involved to create the finished product.