DIY Upcycle Style

Upcycle and mend your fave clothing to create your style!

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1 Choose My Schedule

2 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 10 - 16

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

I can read independently.

3 More About my Activity

Are you passionate about fashion? Do you enjoy upcycling clothes and personalizing what you wear? If so, you might enjoy this realtime. Bring your projects and work on them, while learning basic patching, mending, and darning techniques.

4 What Materials Do I Need?

Clothes they want to mend or personalize, embroidery needles, or large sewing needles, embroidery thread, scissors, a thimble, scraps of fabric. Optional: fabric markers, fabric paint, patches, yarn

5 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Creative thinking
  • Positive personal identity & culture
  • Social awareness & responsibility

6 My Guide!

I’m of German Canadian, Anishanaabe and Metis descent. I’m a practicing artist with over 20 years of exhibiting and selling paintings and drawings, painting murals and teaching art!

I’m a beginner surfer—I’m not very good at it, but every wave I drop is worth the hundreds of wipe outs.