A great way to buy nothing new and make loved clothes last, is with a sewing machine.
Borrowed or bought second hand, a sewing machine breathes new life into old clothes.
Cut a dress in half to make a top and a skirt.
Patch your jeans so they go further.
Good quality clothes at the op shop can be easily taken in or out.
Little imperfections can be patched over into eye catching features.
Another benefit, is you can make or mend your clothes to fit you not the standard from the rack.
This can completely change the way we feel about our bodies. When our clothes fit us. Not some number on a tag.
It also means after weight gain or weight loss you can modify your wardrobe rather than need to get more clothes to fit the bigger or smaller you.
Knowing your way around a sewing machine will save you so much time and money in recreating lit new looks from your existing wardrobe.
No interest in sewing? Get friendly with your local tailor or seamstress. It’s an awesome way to support your local community.
The Buy Nothing New Month Crew