If you spend any amount of time on the internet, then you’ve probably realized that thrifting and upcycled fashion is all the rage right now. And it makes sense. Purchasing new clothes contributes to clothing waste, which is terrible for the environment. On top of that, it’s just cheaper to buy thrifted garments. However, do you ever find that when you go to a thrift shop, you can’t seem to find anything that’s cute or that will fit you? Well, that’s okay. Just come out to Abby’s Attic Sewing and Craft Studio, and take the Upcycle a Thrift Shop Find class in San Antonio. It’s a great way to learn a new skill, and you might even make some new friends in the process!
This class will take place on two days; the first class is on Jan. 11, and the second is on Jan. 25, two weeks later. They’ll both take place at 3:30 p.m. and last for two hours.
What You’ll Learn
During the first class, you’ll gain the skills you need to learn how to take proper body measurements and create a new garment from an old one. You will see at several techniques that you can easily apply to your own thrift store finds.
In the time between the two classes, you’ll have some homework. You have to find some thrifted pieces that you want to upcycle. Go to thrift stores around the area and see what you can find. It really is like a treasure hunt. Then, take your new pieces to the next class. There, they’ll teach you how to pin and sew these pieces so you can make all-new garments.
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Lower Your Carbon Footprint
Everybody likes to have new clothes, but did you know that buying new contributes to your overall global footprint significantly? It’s not very environmentally friendly to buy new all the time, so by learning to upcycle, you’re doing something positive for the environment. And by not supporting garment businesses that implement unfair labor practices, you are taking a social stance as well.
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