Did you know? Americans generate 16 million tons of textile waste a year. That’s INSANE! One of the biggest ways we can tackle this problem is to give our old + worn-out clothes a new life by upcycling them. There are tons of creative ways you can re-vamp old clothes. We’ve gathered together some resources on how to begin upcycling, and make the most of what you have!
If you feel like your closet is a bit dull - this is the project for you! Embroidering on clothes gives a personal touch. All you need is a needle, thread, and embroidery hoop! Grab an old tee shirt or jacket, draw a pattern you can follow, and then embroider! There are many techniques, among a simple stitch: with a bit of research, you will be able to embroider flowers in your sleep ;)
Just use scissors! Simply cropping a tee shirt or jeans can make a big impact! Here are some ideas that just use scissors: turn a sweater into a cardigan, turn a dress into a two-piece, cut overalls into shortalls.
Find a picture you like on Pinterest or make a cool design in canva. Then, take some tees to a local screen printer and have them print the designs on! A cheaper option is to grab a printable iron on transfer to do at home!
Here are a couple additional resources that we love! Don't forget to tag us & send pictures of your finished projects! All the love XOXO