Trash to couture

Transform trash into couture fashion pieces with these creative ideas. Unleash your inner fashion designer and create unique and sustainable outfits that will turn heads.

On set for "It's Sew Easy." I got a crazy response in regard to this refashioned blouse into a bomber jacket. It's exactly how I did the men's shirt upcycle "Button Down to Bomber" tutorial here. Full video is here as well... I actually was going to give this blouse away and before leaving for my "It's Sew Easy TV" taping I whipped it up so I could wear it on set for the episode on "Button Down to Bomber." It fit me perfect so all I had to do was add the rib knit from Organic Cotton Plus and…

Shirts, Upcycling, Crochet, Diy Clothing, Diy, Diy Shirt, Sewing Clothes, Diy Tops, Upcycle Clothes

I came up with this idea to make tight shirts wearable again. I had so many cool t-shirts yet most of them were purchased when it was trendy to have them nice and snug. I love how this turned out and did with with fringe here as well. Supplies: Brother Sewing Machine XR3774 2-3 yards of 4-6" width crochet or lace trim t-shirt or sleeveless top DIY Tutorial: Cut the side seams and if there is sleeves cut them off as well. Place the trim right sides together starting at the bottom hem and…

Heather Elizabeth
Trash To Couture: Trash to Couture's Guide to Thrifting.

It's that time of year... I've found the best time to thrift shop is during October in the Halloween section. Most thrift stores save pieces through out the year just for this time. I've found pieces from the 1940's, vintage beaded flapper dresses, 1950's tulle dresses, vintage Chanel, Louis Vuitton...things you dream about for next to nothing. The key is looking for the right things. Skip the trendy, fast fashion brands. They're usually priced bout the same as getting them new and will most…

Emily Putney