Clever Ways To Refashion Clothes With ‘One New From Two Old’ Technique – Eco Fashion Sewing

Clever Ways To Refashion Clothes With ‘One New From Two Old’ Technique

It's exciting to get into the different ways to refashion clothes with the 'One New From Two Old' technique. It's one of my favourite!

Although often way too simple, this upcycling technique is a clever method to make old clothes work for you once again.

It could deliver amazing results... when you do it right. Hence, my top tips in this episode of the Art Of Refashioning. Furthermore, you'll also enjoy (hopefully!) the different example refashions while I'm explaining how to get creative easy using the technique.

Mariana at Perth Artists Event - how to refashion clothes

In today's episode you'll see me wearing one of my favourite (I'm wearing it in the photo here at one of Perth's Artists meetups few years now).

This upcycle is a great example that any two mainstream or boring on its own items have great potential to become absolutely amazing new one!

Eye catching, easy to make and completely unique that you adore.

Ways To Refashion Clothes With ‘One New From Two Old’ Technique

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Or listen on the podcast page HERE.

Some Highlights Inside This Episode:

[1:05] Quick overview of what is this episode about.

[1:50] Way #1: Combining the two items on the vertical.

[3:00] In addition, some more examples and ways to refashion clothes this way; where you could place the cutline; a note about possible wastage of material.

[5:15] Furthermore, check out my favourite project done by making ‘One New From Two Old’ (I can’t stop wearing it during winter).

[7:15] Way #2: Combining the two items horizontally.

[8:15] Additional example of pants from two men’s dress shirts done by conventional patternmaking. When it comes to the different ways to refashion clothes, there are some eye-opening insights in regards to doing it by using the traditional pattern-way.

[10:20] Way #3: Piecing ‘One New From Two Old’ is among those ways to refashion clothes that definitely transform a boring old item of clothing into a lovely new. The examples you see though are just a small fraction of the possibilities.

[13:50] The top 3 tips how to successfully combine the two garments to create your new style.

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Your actions will help me reaching out more people and helping them learn the ins and outs of refashioning. The ultimate goal: the more we are, the more valuable textiles saved from being wasted!

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Links & Projects Mentioned In This Episode:

Links To Other Clothing Upcyclers Mentioned In This Episode:

Now it's your turn! Go to your wardrobe now and play with these simple ways to refashion clothes.

Check for and think:

1. What you no longer enjoy wearing 'as is'.

2. Can you find a matching second that screams 'made for each other'.

3. How you like to exactly mix those two.

And don't skip anything, ok? Check tops, bottoms and everything in between. I promise, the chances you find two old to combine into a one-of-a-kind new that feels you are pretty big.

In the meantime, enjoy the fun ;)

Clothes upcycling is one of the best (and less expensive) creative outlets I've ever encountered after learning to sew. Hope, the 'One New From Two Old' upcycling technique will fit just right with your sewing adventures!

Happy upcycling

Mariana x

Mariana Kirova

Mariana is passionate about garment upcycling and helping others making their own upcycled clothing. Graduated with Award in garment construction from WAIFT, Perth WA, Mariana is not a main stream eco fashion designer. She makes unique eco-friendly garments from unwanted clothes and materials and believes that small fashion professionals and DIY sewers can embrace sustainability in garment creation, thus changing the fashion world for good.

  • Brenda says:

    Wonderful inspirational video! Thank you Mariana

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