Upcycled Anything Interesting: Boat Sails

August 18, 2010

Sail upcycled to cushion. By Reiter8. Image from etsy.

Recycling sails feels like a no-brainer to me. Metres and metres of super strong fabric…. make sense to reuse it.

I was surprised not to find any hammocks… does anyone know if they are made? They seem to fit the whole nautical, sea loving lifestyle beautifully.

If no-one is doing it, and you are interested…. an idea for free.

Windbreaker or room divider.... you choose. Image and product by Wightsails.

Old sails into Christmas stockings. Again by Reiter8 on Etsy. Image from there.

Love this groovy shopper! By wightsails. Image from Wightsails.com

Deck chair from reclaimed sailcloth, by Reefer Sail Company. Photo from reefersails.com

a shaving bag by seabags Image from their dite.

Photo and bag by Reiter8 on etsy.

Image from wightsails.com

Messanger by Posh yachting. Image form there website.

Image from treehugger. Designed by red flag design.


4 Responses to “Upcycled Anything Interesting: Boat Sails”

  1. Steph said

    The cushion is my favorite I think. I have a hammock which is made from parachute material… It is huge and awesome!! Another post for you to do… Hehe

    I reckon I could get hold of sails on the Coast… Lol

    Xo Steph

  2. john said

    Thanks for the mention and pictures. We have looked at making a hammock, but we would have to buy the frame new and just use recycled sail cloth for the laying down part. Perfectly doable, but we are trying use all old products where we can. maybe we can find some old hammock frames or just use the traditional method of tying it to a tree. We will give it a go. Cheers, John at Wightsails

    • allysonadeney said

      Hi John,
      I totally get your philosophy of trying to get old things to upcycle.
      Are there any mast pieces you can get your hands on?
      That would be cool… or a way of using the riveted as rope tie anchor (no pun intended) holes for rope ties.
      I should add that I have never made or even used a hammock extensively, so these suggestions may well be ill informed!
      Thanks for stopping by harrysdesk.

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