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5 Ways We Reuse + Upcycled Fabric Scraps

5 Ways We Reuse + Upcycled Fabric Scraps

1 - Handbags 

We love making accessories out of fabric scraps! Above is a photo of a small handbag made by our intern Lakiya! This handbag was made from several different scraps of denim jeans. Each one is completely unique and original! 

2- Patches

Patches are such a fun and easy way to re-use scraps, especially small scraps that can't be used for a pattern! These smiley face patches are a great example of how we use small denim strips to create textured patches. 

3 - Pockets 


Pockets are always an interesting way to jazz up a basic top. We love using our t-shirt scraps to make pockets! Check out the video of the upcycled pockets we made for India Solomon's latest drop. The pockets feature her artwork turned into embroidery for a thoughtful detail added to the garments. We love using the tee scraps because they're already finished on a cover stitch, so they make any upcycled pocket look instantly polished! 

4 -Trendy Tops



This pattern was made from one of our old tank tops we traced and graded! What's great about the panels is that you can mix and match different scraps to create a completely one-of-a-kind garment. We will be making these paneled tops all summer long! 

5 - Scrunchies

One of our absolute favorite ways to upcycled scraps is to turn them into scrunchies! It's a great way to salvage the last bits of scrap!

This week we're celebrating Earth Week by giving out FREE upcycled scrunchie with any in-store purchase over $25! 

How do you reuse and upcycle in your life? 

30 Minute Paint Job with Indy Solomon

30 Minute Paint Job with Indy Solomon

This Friday & every Friday this month we'll be hosting artist extraordinaire Indy Solomon. Indy will be live painting and creating custom art on clothes, canvases, shoes, purses, etc.

Here's how it works:

1. Bring one item for Indy to live paint with premium acrylic for leather goods or fabric paint for clothing

2. Pay a flat fee of $50 paid at the beginning of your appointment and you will walk away with a finished product

3. Brag to your friends (totally optional but you'll want to)

Please note: The smaller the item, the more coverage, but items of all sizes are welcome. Materials that CANNOT be painted include silk, velour, velvet, and wool (i.e. sweaters).

You don't want to miss this! Book your appointment here.

Not Sorry Goods featured in the Detroit Free Press

Not Sorry Goods featured in the Detroit Free Press

We're so excited to share that we had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the Detroit Free Press about our new store in Ferndale! 

Chanel Stitt wrote: "The sewing machines are constantly running at Not Sorry Goods in Ferndale, where you can purchase apparel and accessories customized just for you. Textile reconstruction, patchwork and stitching are a few services this store offers, in addition to hosting at least 12 other local brands and artists in the retail space. Store owners Dy-min Johnson, 30, of Detroit, and Jess Minnick, 31, of Ferndale, said inclusion-focused and unique stores like this should exist in the community."

Thank you Chanel & Mandi for visiting and sharing our story. Check out the rest of the article here.

SEEN Magazine features Not Sorry Goods

SEEN Magazine features Not Sorry Goods

We're so grateful to be featured in SEEN Magainze's article - Sustainable Style: More Than Just a Trend! Claire Manor wrote:

"Like its name suggests, Not Sorry Goods is all about looking, feeling and doing good — no apologies necessary. With a passion for sustainable fashion, co-founders Dy-Min Johnson and Jessica Minnick center their brand around upcycled and vintage items. They also avoid excess inventory with made-to-order pieces, use recycled-material packaging, and carry eco-friendly local brands."

Check out the rest of the article here