UK Handmade using used textiles like heirloom quilts and vintage fabric is what EL HOBO apparel is all about.
Making beautiful unique items of clothing from used textiles all handmade by me here in the UK. I have a variety of sources for my used textiles and gain useful information from places like the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Heirloom quilts have a wealth of history and are mostly handmade. I use these to make jackets and add patchwork to various pieces giving them a homely folk style. A lot of the quilts depending on age are in need of repair this all adds to the ‘vintage’ look. Along with the item made comes all the history written on the label so people know the origins.
Other used textiles can be vintage tablecloths. I use these to make jackets and dresses. They can be very decorative in embroidery with fine crochet trim therefore making a special occasion item for a wedding.
I love so many used textiles and have a vast collection I draw from. In conclusion it’s the putting together of these that creates the EL HOBO unique style.
In addition to our apparel we have some hand selected vintage and our range of accessories.