Upcycling and Refashioning Ideas for Thrifty Sewists

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, Laguna Upcycled Peplum Top, and Take Flight Upcycled Applique Top. Get ready to raid your closet to make these thrifty DIYs!


Pastel Perfection Upcycled Tank Top
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 
Laguna Upcycled Peplum Top
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 
New Beginnings Refashioned Leather Bag
Add a beautiful leather bag to your wardrobe without spending a fortune! With this fun refashioning project, you’ll learn how to give a thrifted leather coat a second lease on life by transforming it into a new purse. This upcycled sewing tutorial walks you through every step of the sewing process, from selecting the ideal coat to use as your fabric to making the straps and adding fringe. Explore your local thrift store and design a gorgeous retro-inspired bag without spending money on expensive leather.  READ MORE 

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