Fast fashion is one of the largest contributors to landfill waste. 85% of our old clothes end up in a landfill. In North American that equates to about 25 BILLION tons per year of textile waste. For Earth Day this year I decided to plan goals for myself to create a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. Instead of throwing out your unwanted clothes, donate them to a charitable organization or maybe a friend wants them! As part of my goals this year, I decided to repurpose an old jean jacket by adding pearls and creating an entirely new look. Check out how I repurposed my jacket and let me know if you try this. Have fun!
Step 1: Gather your Materials
Grab the clothing item you are using, white or clear sewing thread, a needle and scissors, and whatever size pearls you are using. (I used 6mm and 8mm pearl beads)
Step 2: Start Sewing your Pearls on
Using a needle and thread start sewing each individual pearl on to the jacket. I did some different sized groups of beads, mixing up both size pearls. Make sure to knot the thread in the back at least 2 or 3 times. (I also knotted multiple strings together for more durability)
Step 3: Continue Step 2 Until Complete
Continue with step 2 on both sides or wherever you would like on the jacket, until it is complete. Make sure to lightly tug on each pearl as you go make sure it is secure.