Vintage clothing is amazing, and the fact that some of it is still intact still completely amazes me. Sometimes clothing is a little bit too damaged too actually wear, but sometimes you can find pieces that are completely fixable or up-cycle-able. 😀
If you come across a piece of clothing you absolutely love, you can always up-cycle it into something else. Some vintage fabrics are super funky and hard to find. So you will surely have a one of a kind masterpiece.
There is no law that you can’t salvage good parts and make that shirt, tie, skirt or dress into something completely new.
I recently stocked the Sugar Beet Crafts Etsy store with some awesome ties and men’s vintage shirts that would be great as an up-cycle project. I want to keep them all! It prompted me to do some research on projects. There are so many awesome DIY ways to fix up old clothing, especially right now when vintage is super in. So go through Grandma and Grandpa’s closet or hop down to a thrift store and see what treasures you can find!
Here are a few ideas I found online:
I think these Ideas are awesome! Some people are so creative. I personally want to try all of these projects as soon as I have a sewing machine again. I hope your inspired to get out there and change and rearrange some loved items.
Here is a link to some great DIY up-cycled Clothing Tutorials on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/piecesofthepast/diy-upcycled-clothing/
Follow this link to a Blog with wonderful tutorials and ideas: Moda E Dicas de Costura (you will need to translate the page) http://modaedicasdecostura.blogspot.ca/2014/02/reciclagem-de-camisas-e-t-shirts-2.html
Oh and follow this link to an awesome Tutorial on how to Up-cycle a Men’s Shirt into a summer blouse: http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycle-a-Mens-Shirt-into-a-Retro-Summer-Blouse/?lang=de
- Throw Pillows
- Tank Top
Lets save some vintage!
Vintage Shirts and Ties are available online @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarBeetCrafts