Thrift Store Shopping 101

Lesson 5 of 15

Women’s Sweaters

 

Thrift Store Shopping 101

Lesson 5 of 15

Women’s Sweaters

 

Lesson Info

Women’s Sweaters

So the women's sweater section in the men's sweater section but primarily the women sweater section is one of my favorite sections in the thrift store why? Because I like tio washable sweaters and felt them up to use in craft projects and I also occasionally like tio unravel an interesting yarn from a sweater I'm going to show you what to look for in both of those categories in case you're interested in doing the same thing so when I'm looking through the aisle I'm looking at things like this this sweater here this has a really interesting but a trend you can recycle that trend into all sorts of things and it's just so non super easy to cut off so that would be a good candidate and then I would always look at sweaters to unravel this particular sweater to give you an example of what you would unravel I like the we the the minute it's chunky so you don't want to unravel sweater that super fine but what you want to look at it, you're going to have to take these off the rack you're going ...

to have to take a look at them is you're going to look at the scenes this particular sweater has two braids that air side by side that means it's been knitted by hand and not by machine those air the sweaters that you want to unravel when you see seems that or not put together like that there's a probably not a good candidate to unravel because you're going to end up getting lots of short pieces of yarn instead of one long strand. So as I continued to look, this particular sweater feels amazing it's a really thin that this would felt up really nicely but just to be sure you want to check the label two felt a sweater it needs to be at least eighty percent animal hair so it needs to be wolf of some sort or cashmere and something like that those air going felt really well this particular one I would probably give this a try you can also cut the trim pieces off up cycle those into different kinds of things this particular sweater again you're going to look at the label now this is not a great sweater it's nylon and angora that it's only thirty percent and dora I probably would not up cycle this and also this is a really good example of a surged seem that you would not want to unravel so even that's a really cool ah yarn it would make a really cool yarn to unravel because of these scenes you're just not going to get a good example of unraveling to make yarn, so the good thing about goodwill is a big group things by color, so if you're looking for a particular color for a particular craft project, which I do all the time. You could kind of zero and pretty quickly on what color that you like and just go to that section and start looking around so let's keep looking again. Interesting yarn. You may wanna look at the scenes, see if it's a candidate for unraveling which this one is it's got to brave side by side perfect thing to look for and if you want to know howto, uh, unravel a sweater look at my up cycled net class on creative live and we'll show you how the one thing I will say that a lot of people aren't always aware as if you're looking for kashmir, which you, khun felt like this particular sweater. This is one hundred percent cashmere. I happened to look at the label it's a big sweater. You got a lot of mitt tio cut up into panels. Always check just the t shirt section the women's t shirts section. Sometimes you're going to find cashmere in that section as well as in the sweater section. But this one, I would definitely grab this one for sure.

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.

Reviews

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.