Santa Cruz, California · 62 Sales


Santa Cruz, California 62 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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mardiah on Feb 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love this hoodie- Of course, the hood itself is fantastic, the work great, and I love the way it is patchworked- Recycle!!!


mardiah on Feb 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love this!!- The hood is fantastic, and the work seams are strong- love the design!!

Allison Kelly

Allison Kelly on Jan 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love these!! Shipped quickly and great quality! I use them all the time!

Anonymous on Aug 12, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful fall colors! I love these and can't wait for cooler weather. You can tell she cares about her customers by the carefully way she wraps her packages. I will definitely be buying from Upwardly Cycled again. Also, a super fast shipper!

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From Grandma's Knee to my Own Little Shop

Growing up in a fabric store and learning to sew at my grandmother's knee led to a lifelong passion for sewing. I have an extensive background in dressmaking, costume design, quilting & bridal. But there was a terrible lack of quality fabric stores near where I lived. So I got resourceful and found a love for upcycling cast off clothes and creating new and exciting garments from them. And now it's so much more! I love how my materials guide me in the design of a garment and how so many little pieces can become a whole much greater than its parts. Every item I make is one-of-a-kind and could never be exactly duplicated and I love the challenge this brings.

I especially love creating "memory" pieces. I take the beloved garments of a client (outgrown kids clothes, band T-shirts, your sweetheart's sweater etc) & turn them into a piece of wearable art. Quilts are also a popular choice for this option. It's such a thrill being trusted with such treasured items & helping transform them into something new.

Whether you order a custom item designed to your exact specifications or find your dream hoodie from my ready-to-wear collection, you can trust that every seam is carefully and artfully tailored. Everything I do, I do with love and a passion for creating whimsical, wearable things. I hope you enjoy my clothes as much as I enjoy making them!

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Stay Cozy!
Kelly :-)

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 21, 2012
Welcome to Upwardly Cycled!

Feel free to convo me with any questions or send me an email at:
kelly [!at] upwardlycycled.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
I ship most items Priority Mail which usually takes 2 days within the United States.
If you would like your item shipped via another method, just convo me & I will happily adjust the price accordingly.

Shipping can be combined if ordering more than 1 item. Just convo me & I will create a custom listing for you with the reduced shipping charges.
Refunds and Exchanges
Of course I want you to be 1,000% happy with your purchase. So if your item is not right for you, just send it back to me within 30 days of purchase (unwashed & unworn) & I will refund your payment to you minus the shipping charges. Canceled orders may also be subject to a $5 restocking fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
***Custom orders available & encouraged***