DIY Clothes Upcycling 101 - essentials, techniques, tips and tricks

What Is & How To Start Upcycling/Refashioning

10 Tips To Beat Procrastination When Sewing & Refashioning
This episode reveals how procrastination when sewing looks like when refashioning old clothing into new. Procrastination is quite common for sewers.[...]
What Is Refashioning & Why You Should Consider It
Do you love sewing and clothing, and care about the environment? If yes, then you'll like to talk clothing upcycling[...]
3 Ways To Fire Fashion Revolution In Your Wardrobe
By Mariana KirovaYou probably have already heard about the growing Fashion Revolution movement? It began after 1,134 people were killed and[...]
Eco, Refashion or Upcycling? 39 Terms & Definitions Behind DIY Sewing And Sustainable Fashion
By Mariana Kirova When it comes to “eco”, “upcycled” or other sustainable phrases and terms, many need clarification. For the[...]

Sewing Tips

How To Fix Common Sewing Machine Problems
By Mariana Kirova Troubleshooting your sewing machine or stitch. I know first hand it is not a happy situation. The[...]
Upcycle Sewing: #10 Tips For Neat Finish
By Mariana Kirova Have you felt disappointed of your DIY refashions? Have you ever wanted to get neat and professionally[...]
Safety Sewing Rules: Room, Equipment, People
Safety sewing measures To prevent injuries or general health issues of yourself, your family members, kids, and pets at home[...]

Fabric Essentials

The 3 Main Fibre Groups Used By The Fashion Industry. Part 3: Synthetic Fibres.
This article is the final part of a three part series which covers the most common textile fibres used in[...]
The 3 Main Fibre Groups Used By The Fashion Industry. Part 2: Regenerated Fibres.
Do you remember those beautiful summer baggy pants with the colourful pattern you bought on your last Asian holiday? It[...]
The 3 Main Fibre Groups Used By The Fashion Industry. Part 1: Natural Fibres.
Do you really know your clothing? Have you ever thought about your favourite garment in your wardrobe? What fibre it[...]

Design Hacks

7 Questions For Successful Clothes Upcycling For Beginners
Reworking old clothing is one of the best ways to save money and safe the environment, however, clothes upcycling for[...]
The 3 Myths About Creativity And How To Build Yours
Do you love sewing and clothing, but struggle from those big, misleading myths about creativity? Have you ever thought you[...]
Free Resources For Refashioning Ideas & Tips
Not finding good free resources for refashioning ideas? Very often, the biggest hurdle for people who want to rework existing[...]
Clothes Upcycling: The Upside-Down Concept To Recycle Old Clothes
By Mariana Kirova One of the best things when comes to reworking old or unworn clothes, beside being an excellent[...]
DIY Clothes Review
By Mariana Kirova It’s completely ​OK to have bumps while refashioning and experimenting when turning old clothes into new. But,[...]
DIY Refashions: Creativity Is Skill
By Mariana Kirova ​Do you think you lack creativity? Do you think: “I’m not a creative person?” When it comes[...]
19 Tips on How to Make Upcycled Clothes That Look Great
By Mariana KirovaWas your last upcycled project successful?Did others wowed: “You look amazing!”? If your answer is “no”, then this[...]