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Cut-Up Couture

Edgy Upcycled Garments to Sew

Koko Yamase


Cut it up, break it down, and wear it all around. Sew 34 hip garments using simple and inventive techniques.

In Cut-Up Couture, simple sewing techniques and lessons in creative “upcycling” showcase how to turn men’s shirts, T-shirts, and sweatshirts into beautiful dresses, ruffled blouses, draping tops, and gorgeous jackets for women. With stylish projects for all skill levels, you’ll cut, re-sew, and re-shape clothing into cherished garments that resemble urban boutique findings:

  • Ruffled Dress (from men’s shirts)
  • Draped Blouse (from sweatshirts)
  • Two-Way Poncho/Skirt (from scarves)

Reclaim men’s clothing and transform it into trendy womenswear with Cut-Up Couture!

Paperback • 88 pages 7 ¼ x 9 ¼ in (184 x 235 mm)