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!
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.
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We're obsessed with how she transformed a ~meh~ outfit into a velvet three-piece set—complete with a scrunchie!
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Deconstructing clothes can be hard if you're a beginner. You may opt for embroidering flowers into your clothes to really personalize them.
Thrift flipping isn't just limited to sewing. You can also ~paint~ your clothes to give them an artsy feel.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
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