Publication Date: 30/05/2024 ISBN: 9780760383216 Category:

DIY Thrift Flip

April Yang, Coolirpa

Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc
Publication Date: 30/05/2024 ISBN: 9780760383216 Category:
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Join the thrifting revolution! DIY Thrift Flip teaches you how to find, upcycle, and customize secondhand clothing for sustainable style with simple sewing instructions.

Expert thrift-flipper April Yang, aka Coolirpa, takes you through every phase of the process, including how to find the best clothes and fabrics and easy ways to alter and tailor shirts, dresses, pants, coats, and more.

Getting Started. Essential materials and tools, setting up a workspace, organizing supplies, sewing machine basics, and a concise fabric primer.
How to Shop for Alterable Clothes. Where to shop, what types of clothes to look for, what can and can’t be fixed, and how to gauge size when you can’t try something on.
Altering Basics. How to use patterns to alter clothes or parts of garments, techniques for altering without using patterns, the basics of garment altering, adding sleeves, hems, and pockets, and how to custom-tailor an altered piece for a great fit.
Projects. Beginner to intermediate-level projects inspire and guide you along your own thrift flips.
QR codes give you access to techniques, tutorials, and project details.

Also included are basic sewing techniques, sewing and clothing terminology, clothing silhouettes, how to measure the body, and more.

With DIY Thrift Flip, you’ll learn how to build a wardrobe of original pieces that shows off your unique style and boosts your creativity in the process.

Publisher Review

"[A] lovely debut...Yang's handy and inventive guidance is an excellent source of inspiration for eco-conscious sewers." * Publishers Weekly * "A must-have. This amazing title will thrill readers who enjoy thrift-shopping for clothes they can upcycle. Bonus: readers can refer to this book for sustainable living and craftivism ideas." * Library Journal STARRED Review * "DIY Thrift Flip is an encouraging, inspirational guide with instructions for turning thrift-store finds into more fashionable, fun, wearable clothes...Enabling thrift-store shoppers to make secondhand basics their own, the style guide DIY Thrift Flip is confidence giving." * Foreword Reviews * "Overall, this is a thorough guide that will be useful in makerspaces and public and school library collections." * Booklist STARRED Review * "DIY Thrift Flip will prove to be an invaluable and budget conscious source of information, instruction, and inspiration." * Midwest Book Review *

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