Refashions are some of our favorite types of sewing projects and this collection of upcycling ideas for thrifty sewists lets you use your creativity to reimagine clothing. The patterns featured in this collection are aimed at sewists on a tight budget, so that reinventing your wardrobe doesn’t have to cost a fortune. From updating clothes you already own to making over thrift store finds, these sewing projects are all about being innovative with existing garments. Included in this collection are: New Beginnings Refashioned Leather Bag, Pastel Perfection Upcycled Tank Top, Crossover Jeans to Denim Skirt Refashion, Laguna Upcycled Peplum Top, Cobalt Sweater to Cardigan Refashion and Take Flight Upcycled Applique Top. Get ready to raid your closet to make these thrifty DIYs!
Upcycling and Refashioning Ideas for Thrifty Sewists
Breathe new life into a tired tee by transforming it into a dreamy tank top for spring and summer. If you’re already dreaming of warmer weather, this simple refashioning project is an excellent snowy day DIY to keep the cold weather blues at bay. Update a plain crew neck t-shirt by altering the neckline and shoulders, leaving you with a flirty v-neck tank that looks stylish on its own or layered under a sweater. Old becomes new with this easy sewing tutorial! READ MORE
If you love making over a good thrift store find, then you’ll love this fab jeans-to-skirt refashion! Made using upcycled denim, this refashioning tutorial shows you how to create a stylish new skirt from a pair of oversized jeans. The highlight of this project is the asymmetrical waistline, which adds a unique element to a classic garment. Stop wasting money on store-bought basics when you can design a cute, custom-fitted skirt for next to nothing. READ MORE
A plain tee becomes a casual chic peplum blouse with this easy upcycling tutorial. Designed with beginner sewists in mind, this refashioning project can be made in a single afternoon and shows you how to transform a short-sleeve t-shirt into a sleeveless tank top. The focal point of this project is the peplum waist, which hits at the wearer’s natural waistline, to create a fun and figure-flattering detail. Hit up your closet to find the perfect tee to makeover today! READ MORE