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These 'Thrift Flip' TikToks Will Inspire You To *DIY* Your Clothes

Some don't even need sewing!
PHOTO: (left) tiktok/@kamilarobles_; (right) tiktok/@sof.26
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If you love digging through piles of clothes in ukay-ukay shops in search of hidden gems, then you're probably also familiar with thrift flipping. ICYDK, it's the process of altering pieces to make them fit better or create a new article of clothing. Not only will you make *unique* garments, but you'll also contribute less waste to the environment!

If you're looking for some inspo, TikTok (aka the ~school of life~) is full of thrift flip or upcycling videos. We decided to compile the best ones to help jumpstart your DIY journey:

  1. The first rule of an ukay-ukay veteran is to never skip any section of the shop—not even the granny-looking dresses. You can turn them into cute co-ords!

    @kamilarobles_

    Something simple???? ##thriftflip ##foru ##diy ##foryourpage ##outfit

    ? Pretty Girl - Clairo
  2. You can sew a garter into the hem of your newly-cropped hoodie to create a ruched finish. This will give you the illusion of a smaller waist.

    @hemmedclothing

    Pastel yellow Nike reworked crop, the perfect little summer hoodie?????? ##thriftflip ##sewing ##ukfashion ##fyp ##depop ##diy ##nike ##rework

    ? Toosie Slide - Drake
  3. We're obsessed with how she transformed a ~meh~ outfit into a velvet three-piece set—complete with a scrunchie!

    @kamilarobles_

    Just wanted to say that I did this set at 5am, because I couldn’t sleep. ##foru ##foryourpage ##thriftflip ##sewing ##diy ##outfit

    ? Tadow - Masego & FKJ
    Continue reading below ↓
  4. Deconstructing clothes can be hard if you're a beginner. You may opt for embroidering flowers into your clothes to really personalize them.

    @shannayeh

    custom made this for one of my depop customers ???? dm me if you want to buy one! ##embroidery ##diy ##thriftflip ##fyp ##foryoupage

    ? original sound - emymoore3
  5. Thrift flipping isn't just limited to sewing. You can also ~paint~ your clothes to give them an artsy feel.

    @sof.26

    Really happy with how they turned out ???? ##fyp ##allthedifference ##fishcontent ##foryoupage ##painting ##thriftflip ##art

    ? Seve - Tez Cadey
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