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Just wondering if any of yall do that. I haven't done it in a while but I'm about to paint a design on some jeans I got that have a stain, I'm gonna paint over the stain!

My favorite fabric paints are Jacquard, they stay very soft. (Except for Neopaque which is crunchy by nature!)

Just wondering if any of yall do that. I haven't done it in a while but I'm about to paint a design on some jeans I got that have a stain, I'm gonna paint over the stain! My favorite fabric paints are Jacquard, they stay very soft. (Except for Neopaque which is crunchy by nature!)

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I'm going to be using old linens to make washable cat and dog beds!! The colors of them will luckily fit into our decor 😁

And for old clothes, I've taken up chopping off the bottom half of ratty t-shirts and started wearing them as crop tops w/ a tank top under them.

A favorite pair of jeans that are 20 years old are gonna be getting a whole new panel of denim on the back bc my phat ass tore thru a seam as I bent over πŸ₯²

I've always hemmed my pants, fixed buttons and repaired various holes. I've recently started using visible mending and embroidery to customize some pieces of clothing. I've only used paint a couple of times for Halloween costumes. I've always admired people who have the time and skill to upcycle and refashion old clothing and was following the refashionista blog for years (RIP).

Not clothing, but I've remade old, worn clothing into new things. For example, when my kids outgrew their baby/toddler clothing (and I knew I was done having children so no need for hand-me-downs), I donated everything except for my favorite outfits and then I remade those into quilts -- one for each child. Now they all have "memory quilts: that they can use or hand down to their own children some day. I've also taken old clothes and sheets and other fabric items, torn them into strips, and made braided rag rugs out of them. I am not a huge fan of sewing the braids together, though, so I think the next time I make one, I'll crochet the strips for simplicity's sake.

I don't know that I'm necessarily talented enough to upcycle clothing, but I wish I was!

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Love it!!! One of my goals in life is to stop buying new clothes. I do minor alterations for my son and one day I will have enough time to do them for myself, or maybe sew some items from scratch!

I highly recommend investing in a serger and a cover stitch machine to anyone who wants to do any sort of clothing alterations or sew them from scratch. It has saved me SO MUCH TIME to have the right tools, and a ton of money in the end on the tailoring bill. I do such a good job, my husband even trusts me to hem his pants, lol. But taking things in with the serger and modifying hems with the cover stitcher are absolute cake now.

I bought some printing blocks a while back and carved them, and have an ambition to re-cover furniture in the pattern someday also.... One day I will get there!

I used to make clothing from scratch including jeans, skirts, and knitwear. I have a disability that makes it difficult to do that now, but can do smaller projects like putting pockets in things, or making patches. My embroidery is pretty wobbly these days but I used to do freestyle hand embroidery to cover holes & stains, and once embroidered a whole pair of jeans.

The one think I really hate doing is sewing on buttons and making buttonholes. IDK why, it just takes all the fun out of it.

I never tried painting fabric on purpose, but I always get paint on my clothes when I do acrylic paintings... And so if I can't remove the stain I just embroider some simple flowers over it.

That sounds like a great idea. I have some screenprint paint that I haven't really touched....

I usually remake things like Katwise inspired sweaters. Sometimes some skirts and shirts.

I also have some denim and corduroy I want to make a long jacket with and sew some of my feminist patches on (Jess De Wahls) and random stuff on, but I don't think I'll get to that anytime soon.

Katwise sweaters are brilliant -- I'd love to see some of your work if you're ever in the mood to share.