Welcome to another up cycling project!
In this post I want to share with you a simple hack to add some detail to an old blouse.
I am using a blouse which I got at a thrift store but this method can be applied to any old garment that you may have.
The blouse on this tutorial is made out of a see through fabric and has flower details on it. It’s 90% cotton/ 10% polyester and in between the flower details the weave is very open so I had to be careful not to damage the see through areas.
I was able to manage this by using a size 3.6 regular stitch to avoid the sewing stitches pulling on the fabric.
Revamping an old blouse tutorial
- Color threads (I used a variety of thread colors. You can use any left over threads that you may have)
- Old blouse or garment
- Sewing machine (I am using a Bernina 475 QE)
Gather you garment and your chosen threads. I am using this particular blouse because I love the fabric but if you are working with a plain cotton blouse simply draw some flowers onto the fabric and follow the same instructions.
Take the blouse to the sewing machine and stitch around the desired shapes.
In this case I am following those flowers but if you have a plain blouse you can create your own shapes by stitching them onto the garment.
Go around the flowers, move the fabric around and don’t worry about a perfect outline.
Repeat the same process with another color thread.
This is my blouse after stitching with 3 different colors.
This is the final outcome.You can keep adding more and more detail. The sky is the limit. You can also add some hand embroidery details with a thicker embroidery floss.
I hope you liked this super quick hack which is ideal to revamp and refashion your old clothes or your thrift store finds 🙂