Men’s Sweaters


Thrift Store Shopping 101


Lesson Info

Men’s Sweaters

So here in the men's section you can find some really great close toe up cycle into some of the things that I do I love to make quilts from men shirts and things like that so if I'm going to the thrift store I'm looking for a few specific things in the men's section and one of the things that I love to look for art is color colors the first thing I see in this shirt here I love the blue but I also love the detail this whole pocket the placket itself you could cut this up into quote squares and get some really nice detail in any sort of project that you do or a quilt that you so so I would definitely consider that one the other thing about the men's dress shirt section is size you can get a lot of fabric out of immense stress shirt a long sleeved dress shirt this particular ah sure I love the color the fabric is a really nice quality and it's a large size you can get yard and a half to two yards of fabric once you cut this up which is fantastic so this would be a definite candidate as w...

ell the other thing about men stress shirts is is we but the fabrics I'm looking at these two shirts here this one is really just a solid cream but if you look closer at it you've got texture in there that makes a quilt really interesting or a pillow or anything like that. Same with this one, it's just a tiny little stripe in white, but if you look closer, you've got some really nice texture, and I love to use thes in quotes. It makes it really interesting, but then not all men shirts or what are, you know, woven pattern. Sometimes you can get a really cool print. I don't know of anybody that's going to wear this shirt, but let's, cut it up and make a quote out of it. I think this is really a cool pattern, and you've got a big shirt. You could get probably yard behalf of that break out of this so there's aa lot of different things to look for in the men's section. Sometimes if you go over to the men's short sleeve woman's, you confined support, really interesting summer patterns that are fun to cut up and turn into up cycle projects. But men's area is really a good section to find some good ideas and inspiration.

Class Description

For lots of folks, thrift stores are treasure troves, teeming with opportunities just waiting to be uncovered. For others, thrift stores are chaotic collections of junk that are best overlooked in favor of more organized outposts. For members of the latter camp, Blair Stocker has a transformative approach to thrifting that’ll completely upend the experience of being overwhelmed by secondhand shops.

In Thrift Store Shopping 101, Blair will teach you a systematic approach to scoring at the thrift store. Blair is personally and professionally committed to the art of upcycling and, over the years, has developed a tried and true approach finding salvageable goods in unlikely places. In this class, she’ll teach you how approach thrift store shopping so you stay organized, get great deals, and walk away with pieces you can add to your craft closet. You’ll get insider tips on the best days to shop and which departments carry the most sought after items.

Thrift Store Shopping 101 will transform the way you think about buying secondhand and help you navigate the Goodwill like a serious expert.


Carol Willyn Maple

I loved that the class gave me actionable ideas that I can use when I visit thrift stores. I shop for yarn and fabric for thrift stores, but had not thought of using clothes outside of their intended purposes.