Provide Your Own Fabric


Since starting Manners Made my aim has always been to create a sustainable piece you will love and use. 

Providing this service for your existing fabrics or old garments could give you bag of your dreams with your favourite material. 

Upcycling fabrics this way is much less harmful to the environment, and ultimately mean we can have something more special at the end.


If you’d like to provide your own fabric OR old garments to be up-cycled into a bag please email me at with your enquiry 

We can discuss what materials you had in mind, (see below for tips) prices, bag size preference as well as the amount of fabric needed. I will only be taking on a small amount of commissions per month, so get in touch if you're curious 😊

Recommended Fabrics and Garments: Heavy Weight & Non-Stretch

Wool, Canvas, Heavy Cotton, Waxed Canvas, Oilskin, Felt, Quilt, Corduroy, Denim, Old skirts, Trousers, Jackets etc. 

Classic fabric needed:

85cm x 85cm

Mini fabric needed:

45cm x 45cm

Moon fabric needed:

150cm x 100cm

Tote fabric needed:

120cm x 120cm

If an area is stained or damaged I can still use this to make a bag - just as long as there is enough fabric leftover. Alternatively, we can include the mark as character!

Anything too thin or light will become flimsy after use so please bear this in mind when deciding. 

Please note I do not work with leather.