From tie-dying fabrics (learn more about that right here) to cutting and reshaping tops and jeans, you’d be surprised how you can transform garments in your own wardrobe and these handy videos that are cropping up everywhere will literally teach you how.
So, if you think upcycling could be your latest quarantine hobby than look no further. Here are some of my favourite social media accounts to follow for upcycling tips, tricks and inspiration:
With over 108k followers she calls herself ‘Your Favourite Thrift Girl’. The Thrift Guru takes you through her thrifts in easy to follow videos. She has also started thrifting not only clothes but home décor too.
@thethriftguruNo Sew 2 Piece Set!! 😍 ##tiktokpartner ##learnontiktok ##foryoupage ##fyp ##nosew♬ original sound – thethriftguru
Following along with these cute and easy upcycling videos is a great way to get started on your upcycling journey. The thrifts are not only doable but they are using items of clothing that you more than likely have lying around at home.
@shannayehgonna be living in this for the rest of quarantine 🤩 should i post a tutorial? ##thiftflip ##sewing ##diy ##loungewear ##fyp ##foryoupage♬ Freak by Doja Cat. On soundcloud – coenbeauty
Megan McSherry is all about sustainable life and style which is very clear from her Tik Tok page. She shares with over 40k followers some of her easiest flips/upcycles.
@acteevismall of the tops & tees in my closet ##wardrobe ##closettour♬ Судно (Борис Рижий) – Molchat Doma
If you’re already into sewing and upcycling clothes, then this is the page for you. This page requires more skill to follow along with and is definitely for more practiced people but the style inspiration is well worth the look.
@kamilarobles_Okay so this fabric was $1 the yard and I was a bit skeptical about it but honestly I kinda snapped 💜##foryourpage ##foru ##sewing ##fyp ##diy ##outfit♬ Vibin – Kesh Kesh
In this video Cora Shircel takes her upcycling ideas from Tik Tok; she dives into the fact that what we once looked at pinterest for, people are now finding on the hugely popular app. This video she takes different Tik Tok upcycling trends and puts them to the test.
In her video Rach Speed dives into easy upcycling methods, she even says in her videos that she is not the best at sewing but comes out having made some really cool pieces.
Can’t sew at all? Then this video is for you! Youtuber Haley’s Corner is using nothing but a scissors and fabric glue to upcycle her clothes in this video.
Laini takes you through her upcycling musts – what she calls ‘reshopping’ her closet. All of her flips require no sewing and are easy to follow for beginners.
Words by Nicky Anderson
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