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Project Upcycle

Thrifty Sewing Projects

with Betz White
Thrifters unite! Using basic sewing skills and an eagle eye for the good stuff at yard sales, you'll turn cast-off clothes into cute accessories.

It's chic to be cheap! Make funky and fabulous clothes and accessories that honor both the planet and your wallet. Sign up for Project Upcycle and learn the secrets of sustainable style. Betz White shows you how to find the treasures lurking at thrift stores and yard sales, and what to do with them once you find them. You'll learn easy ways to recycle vintage clothes and inexpensive materials into one-of-a-kind designs.

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Lesson 1. Course Introduction

  • Betz teaches you about re-purposing and being thrifty at the same time. You will see how easy it is to transform something old into new fashions and accessories.


Lesson 2. Hunt and Deconstruct


Lesson 3. Mad Cap


Lesson 4. Cashmere Shrug


Lesson 5. Off-the-Cuff Wallet


Lesson 6. Felted Tote Bag


Lesson 7. Wrap Skirt

"I loved everything about this class. The way, the pace, the clarity and absence of useless chattiness in which this lovely teacher teaches us, the fun projects, the reasonable background idea of upcycling in general."
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