These 'Thrift Flip' TikToks Will Inspire You To *DIY* Your Clothes

Some don't even need sewing!
by Cheska Santiago for Cosmo.ph   |  Jun 2, 2020
Image: TIKTOK/@KAMILAROBLES_
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If you love digging through piles of clothes in ukay-ukay shops in search of hidden gems, then you're probably also familiar with thrift flipping. ICYDK, it's the process of altering pieces to make them fit better or create a new article of clothing. Not only will you make *unique* garments, but you'll also contribute less waste to the environment!

If you're looking for some inspo, TikTok (aka the ~school of life~) is full of thrift flip or upcycling videos. We decided to compile the best ones to help jumpstart your DIY journey. You can do these with clothes you have at home:

The first rule of an ukay-ukay veteran is to never skip any section of the shop—not even the granny-looking dresses. You can turn them into cute co-ords!

@kamilarobles_

Something simple???? ##thriftflip ##foru ##diy ##foryourpage ##outfit

? Pretty Girl - Clairo

You can sew a garter into the hem of your newly-cropped hoodie to create a ruched finish. This will give you the illusion of a smaller waist.

@hemmedclothing

Pastel yellow Nike reworked crop, the perfect little summer hoodie?????? ##thriftflip ##sewing ##ukfashion ##fyp ##depop ##diy ##nike ##rework

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? Toosie Slide - Drake

We're obsessed with how she transformed a ~meh~ outfit into a velvet three-piece set—complete with a scrunchie!

@kamilarobles_

Just wanted to say that I did this set at 5am, because I couldn’t sleep. ##foru ##foryourpage ##thriftflip ##sewing ##diy ##outfit

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? Tadow - Masego & FKJ

Deconstructing clothes can be hard if you're a beginner. You may opt for embroidering flowers into your clothes to really personalize them.

@shannayeh

custom made this for one of my depop customers ???? dm me if you want to buy one! ##embroidery ##diy ##thriftflip ##fyp ##foryoupage

? original sound - emymoore3

Thrift flipping isn't just limited to sewing. You can also ~paint~ your clothes to give them an artsy feel.

@sof.26

Really happy with how they turned out ???? ##fyp ##allthedifference ##fishcontent ##foryoupage ##painting ##thriftflip ##art

? Seve - Tez Cadey

This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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