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Amazing Upcycled Creations

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Amazing Upcycled Creations
"I don't know how to sew!"
"But do you want to learn?"

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One of the fun things about conducting upcycling / refashioning workshops is the amazing journey that the participants go through from start to finish. Many of them have no clue about sewing, let alone use a sewing machine, while others think it is difficult to get started.
At last Saturday's  Restyle Your Wardrobe Workshop, I had an amazing time with the participants. The most memorable was Lucie, who had come in with no sewing experience and had no idea what she wanted to make. She did have a few old t-shirts that her husband loved but were now getting thin. After a bit of brainstorming, we decided on getting some cushion covers made for her home - something practical and that she would use at home. Not only did she end up learning how to make cushion covers but she learnt how to use the sewing machine and sew a zipper!

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Nasyitah brought many beautiful and colourful clothes that no longer fit her and she enjoyed turning her COS dress that she thrifted, into a a lovely reversible bag.

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Lara also created a bag from her friend's old top. I love how she ended up making a contrasting strap to give the bag some colour. She also made a skirt from her maxi dress too.

Osty had a great time creating a top and skirt from her swapped dress. She hadn't sewn something this complex before either, and Rachel transformed her dress into a pair of shorts.

So, conclusion? If you think you can't or won't be able to sew? Think again. These amazing ladies had a lovely time transforming their clothes, and what's more important, they enjoyed the process.

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Some of the amazing photos were taken by Anuja of Secondsguru.com.

The thread used in the workshop was sponsored by DMC Asia Pacific. And thank you also to Biohome for sponsoring the door gift. Thank you!

For those of you who love to sew and craft, DMC is having a competition. Details are below.

DMC Asia Pacific
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6 comments

  1. These are very cool. You are so talented with your sewing machine. :)

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  2. The recreations are so nice! They have great mentor!

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  3. Great post!

    I am sure you are going to be interested by our TEDx Talk : We are INDOSOLE (tire soled footwear https://indosole.com/) and our founder Kyle Parsons did a TEDx talk in Bali about conscious consumerism and upcycling. I think it would really interest you, so here is the link : http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Redesigning-our-consumer-habits;search%3Akyle%20parsons

    Enjoy :)

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  4. Great post!


    Here is something that will interest you : We are INDOSOLE (tire soled footwear https://indosole.com/) and our founder Kyle Parsons did a TEDx talk in Bali about conscious consumerism and upcycling. I think it would really interest you, so here is the link : http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Redesigning-our-consumer-habits;search%3Akyle%20parsons

    Enjoy :)

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