Thrift shop find alteration swap (CLOSED)
Everyone is invited to join!
Hey everyone, I’m not that experienced but I thought it would be fun to host a swap myself I had this rad idea of doing a thrift shop find alteration swap.
Basically what you do is this, go to your local thrift shop and find an item which you think might be cool for alteration and to swap. Of course you can ask your swap partner for suggestions.
For example when you ask for his or her clothing style and he or she describes their style to be a grandma-cool-with-kooky-vintage-kind-of-chic you could make an easy tote out of an old floral printed curtain or skirt and add lots of retro buttons. Or perhaps you can think of something better than this. It’s all up to you. You can send multiple items but only one must be just fine too.
Note: when you’re doing a t-shirt recon ask for his/her size etc. same for jewellery, headgear and other clothing items.
As a spoiler you can post pictures of your thrift store find before alteration.
Send out date will be Monday the 12th of July so it gives us enough time to create.
Let me know if you’re a little new to this so I can partner you with someone more experienced.
please write down your name, location, newbie/vet and your preference as to where you want to ship.
hi there evenl ^_^
this sounds like quite a good thing...i've recently been buying quite a bit of stuff from my local charity shop ( fill a bag for £1; fill a bin bag for £3) but i'm still a newbie where swaps are concerned so please include me in this ;)
name: emmilou p
location: wallasey, wirral, england
newbie/vet: definitely a newbie...lol!! ^_^
where to ship? preferably england/europe but to be honest, i'll post anywhere, the more friends the merrier...hahaha!!! ^_^
XD This is absolutely great emmilou p. thank you for joining! Hope there are more CO+K members as excited as you are!
Though I reckon two can make a swap it will be more fun with a party .. I guess we just wait and give it somewhat more time... hopefully others will join too
sounds fun, I've never really done a recon. but I'm always tearing things apart and making new things out of the old so.......count me in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Sorta Newbie! =)
I'm in, Eve! Sounds fun indeed!
Great! The more the merrier
Okay guys, right now it's down to five of us:
I will be posting the partner list tomorrow, if there's still five of us we'll do a round about.
Okay! There are no new participants so we'll do a round about.
swap partners in the round about are: Krafty Kokatie -> ale_corason -> DIYER4LIFE -> Krafty Kokatie
emmilou p. you'll swap with me.
Hopefully you're happy with your swap partner.. if not please send me a PM and I'll see what I can do.
Now everyone go send eachother a personal message and get eachothers address and so on and so on...
Happy crafting! xo EVEnl
DIYER4LIFE, I'll send you a message...
How's everyone doing? Remember to keep this topic updated
I wish I'd been able to join in with this, it looks like fun.
Ahhh this looks like fun, shame i'm too late D:
Might there be a another thrift shop swap in the near future? I am a brand-new sewbie but a Veteran thrift shopper from southern Maine. Love this site! Sha
Okay since Bryony, CeeyraCatastrophe and Sharon B. want to join this amazing eco-friendly swap we'll extend the send out date to the 26th of July. When you finish your swap sooner than this date you may of course send it but make sure to keep in contact with your swap partner...
Since there's only three of you guys we'll do a roundabout
swap partners in the second round about are: CeeyraCatastrophe -> Bryony -> Sharon B. -> CeeyraCatastrophe
Is everyone okay with this?
Also I need addresses for DIYER4LIFE, Kraftie Kokatie, ale_corason, CeeyraCatastrophe, Bryony and Sharon B. (this is going in my swap hostess addy book) Remember no rush, take your time, you have more than a month. HAVE FUN!!!
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