What are the top tips you can give to somebody on how to repurpose clothing as you do?
"Keep an open mind. Take time to see how you can make thrift clothes into something better.
Look for clothing inspirations. They will help you visualise the design you want.
You should have a good eye for details. For example, how do you envision making the pleats or ruffles fit into your design? Things like that. I will always look for interesting detail in every piece of clothing because I think details can make a boring piece of clothing into a unique upcycled piece.
Research. You should be able to understand fabrics, colours, and pattern of clothes.
Do not be afraid to make mistakes. Through those mistakes, you will learn.
You need to buy your own sewing machine. Nothing fancy required. I’m using this mini sewing machine my sister owns and I think it is the cheapest option for a good sewing machine for sewing beginners like me. You just need a sewing machine that can do a straight stitch without giving you a hard time."
(Cover photo from: @chelgania)
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