Tips to help you improve your clothes-repair skills:
Try 'Thrift Flipping'
Do you have an item that you like but you feel is outdated? Have you been thinking about whether it is time to replace it? Wait! First, hang it up in front of you and stare at it for a while, thinking about ways you could update your item. If you have a nice coat with an outdated collar, could you make a few adjustments to fit current trends? Check out this video for more ideas
Creativity is necessary here, as is bravery. Don't tell yourself you can't. You can.
Do or dye
Have you got something boring or faded that you aren't wearing? Got an old pair of sun-faded Toms somewhere? Grab a little pot of fabric dye and have a go at giving them a second life.Make a repair pile
When a button pops off in the morning, it can sometimes be hard to set aside time to make repairs straight away. My sewing machine lives at the back of a cupboard, so getting it out requires some planning. Get a 'repair pile' going for anything that needs fixing. Every time a button falls off or a stain won't shift, stick it in the bag until it's full. Then, take a couple of hours to do all the repairs at once. It's much easier this way, because it can get messy and you only need to tidy up once.