Make Thrift Try #4 | VOTE NOW! | Denim Challenge

Make Thrift Try #4 | VOTE NOW! | Denim Challenge

(upbeat hip hop music) – What’s going on everyone? Welcome to Make, Thrift, Try. So if you haven’t watched
the first three videos of this series, the Make,
Thrift, Try challenge is, every two months I make
a video where I upload a couple of options that you then vote on and then DIY yourself. It’s like a community challenge where you, the community,
gets to try out some DIYs and then you have the chance
to be featured in these videos. If you still don’t get it? You’ll get it pretty soon. So last’s month theme was upcycled jeans and I’ve really been enjoying seeing what people have been making. There’s been some amazing
creativity going on here. From denim dresses to
backpacks to pouches to purses. Stuffed toys, plushies, various hats. I’ve loved, loved seeing
what you’re all creating but as this video can’t
go on forever I am just– Oh this piece of hair is driving me crazy. But as this video can’t go on forever I am just going to pick my favorite 20 upcycled jean projects
and show ’em to you all. These are ones that we’re uploaded to the #MakeThriftTry3 tag this month and I have to limit it to 20
because otherwise this video would go on forever because I just want to talk about everyone’s projects. They’re, oh my god, they’re amazing. So if I don’t talk about your project? I still love it and thank
you so much for entering. I hope you had so much fun. Now I have to choose 20 to
actually talk about today and it is gonna be tough
but let’s give it a go. Okay, first off, I need to talk about this dress. __spaceghost__ made an upside
pair of jeans into a dress. Now I have seen this kind of thing from really fancy fashion designers. I think you’ve all seen me ranting about the weird ways that designers try to upcycle jeans and then sell them for like literally $8,000. This one is actually upcycled,
which makes it fantastic. I really like this, it
actually looks really cool. It looks like they put, was it a zip? Or fleece or something
inside the collar there? Or is it just the teared
up bit of the fabric? I’m not sure but I really like that you used a light denim color because it actually looks
like quite a cool dress when you pair it with a black
top and pants underneath. I think this is extremely
inventive and it makes me rethink my hatred of upcycled
jeans in high fashion. No, I still hate them
because they are selling them for $8,000 a pop, but I love this! This person here made an
upcycled Christmas tree out of denim fabric for the
Christmas that just passed and then made a little beaded
ball for a star on the top. I think this is fantastic
and I also want to know if you put presents under this tree and if you made any
upcycled baubles for it? Is it like the end of the
couple of pairs of jeans just wrapped around in a spiral? Or is it several different sizes of cuffs kind up stacked up on top of each other? It’s fantastic either way. I really love this idea from louly_lol. What they’ve done, it looks like is get a pocket from a pair of jeans and turn it into a coin purse and then embroider a little flower on the edge of it as well. I think using a pocket of a pair of jeans to create a coin purse is really good cause it’s like kind of the perfect size for a little coin purse wallet. Oh my gosh, I didn’t notice this before but they’ve done a little embroidered or crochet? A little kind of flower,
3D bauble on the end to attach to the zip to make
the zipper easier to open. That is such an amazing touch. Okay the next one I want to show you all is this person here made their own jacket out of recycled jeans. And actually a few people have done this, so if I don’t get to all
of you, I’m really sorry. This person did upload theirs first. It’s so cool seeing how many of you were inspired to make a project like this. So this denim jacket was made from a few different pairs of jeans and that’s how you’ve ended
up with the different colors and patches here and I think
it looks frickin’ awesome. I love how you’ve managed to line up the seams of the jeans along
the back there like that. That’s, oh my god, and get a
seam right down the middle? You are very good at sewing. I don’t think I could
create something like that, that’s awesome! Oh, this it louly_lol again, so louly_lol, look at this. Look at this, I’m freakin’ out! They created, okay, this denim handbag but wait! But wait! Then they painted a
picture of my face on it! What?
(laughing) What? My face is on a bag! This is amazing, oh my
gosh, and then they put a chain as a strap. Okay, number one, you
are an amazing sewist. Number two, you’re and amazing artist. Number three, oh my god
my face is on a bag. Do you wear this around? Do people ask who it is
and then you’re like, oh some girl from YouTube. That’s weird! I’m on the internet, I’m not in real life, this is real life, what?
(laughing) I love it, oh my gosh.
(giggling) I really, really, really
love this nappy bag/handbag but it’s a good size for nappies and putting on the back of a pram. That allie_fransen_artist created here. They made it out of
different scraps of jeans of all different colors. How many jeans was this made out of? That’s what I want to know. This is absolutely fantastic. And wow, it clips on to the handle bars of the pram using a different strap and then it can also go over the shoulder as well, as a handbag. This is fantastic! It’s really functional and it is so cool. This person here has
made a bustier top which, is worn here over this white blouse, out of upcycled jeans.
(laughing) And they’ve written in their caption, “Rumor has it if you manage to say “Make, Thrift, Try three, three times “really fast in front of a mirror, “littlepineneedle will
teleport to wherever you are.” It’s true, I tried it the other day and duplicated myself when I traveled from an opposite dimension. Guys it’s 36 degrees outside,
I don’t make sense anymore. Anyway, this looks absolutely fantastic. I can’t imagine that doing a bias binding or is it a hem, using denim? Is your bias binding using denim? I can’t imagine that
was easy but the effect is really frickin’ cool. Good work! This is absolutely gorgeous. And you made it out of a pair of jeans your brother had destroyed
so very good upcycling. This is gorgeous. This person has made a little
vest, I think it’s a vest? No, it’s a romper! Ah, it’s a little romper
and that’s the legs! (inhaling sharply) This person has made a little romper, with little press stud
buttons for their nephew. Who I am guessing is a child. And it is also lined with
blue polka dot fabric. They made if for their sister, oh they made it for their nephew out of their sister’s old
jeans, so I’m guessing it’s your sister’s child? This is so sweet. Oh this has warmed my heart. And they also made a
dinosaur version as well. This isn’t made out of jeans
but it’s the same pattern. It’s adorable! Okay so a few people actually did a similar upcycle to this. Again, I am showing ireland_jensen’s one because it’s the first
one that was uploaded but a lot of people tried it. You should all go and check
out the #MakeThriftTry3 tag because it’s amazing. Anyway, ireland_jensen
turned an old pair of jeans into an overall dress. Seriously? Wow! It looks fantastic though. Like it seriously just
looks like you bought and overall dress, this is amazing. And the pocket on the middle? Did you just pull a
pocket off the old jeans and attach it to the middle? That is such a good idea. This is so cute. Are you from Ireland? Where are you from? No your name is Ireland. Where is it snowing where you’re from? It’s very pretty where
you’re posing in front of and cause it’s 36 degrees right now I want to be where you are. That’s 36 degrees Celsius by the way which is 100 degrees Fahrenheit? I’m melting. Anyway, this is very cute
ireland_jensen, good work. threadingflowers has
upcycled a pair of jeans. The embroidery is beautiful. These kind of flowers, if
you know how to embroider they look so effective
but they are actually relatively easy– Nor trying to demean your project! I’m just saying if
anyone wants to try this, they’re relatively easy to stitch but it look so delicate and like you spent so much time on it which I’m sure you have
because I know embroidery. I know form experience that
embroidery takes a long time. I really, really particularly love these, what are they called? Dandelions! I really, really particularly
love these dandelions that you’ve embroidered here. I really want to go and
embroider dandelions now. I’ve never thought of doing that before. This has definitely inspired me. This is such a gorgeous pair of jeans. Do you wear them all the time? Because I would. Oh my gosh, okay, so they’ve
done another pair of jeans. I’m not counting this as an extra one because I have so many to talk about but threadingflowers has done
a second pair of jeans here and this time they have used flowers to cover up holes in their jeans. You can see the little bit of darning that they’ve done there but then they’ve just
put cute little flowers all around it so you can’t
tell that there’s a hole there. This looks so cool! It almost looks like a
constellation made out of flowers. I love it, it’s beautiful. This must have taken such a long time and the dedication to denim
in this outfit is amazing. This person is wearing a denim headband. A denim jacket. Is it a dress? Wow, okay so they were
trying to make a denim jacket and it somehow turned into, and it somehow, turned into
a wearable denim dress. And a shoulder bag. You have blown Brittney and
Justin right outta the water. This denim dress though? (laughing) And thank you very much for including a photo of your dog at the end there. You know that that’s the way to my heart. I am wondering how heavy
is the denim dress? Like it must be a little bit heavy, right? I mean, it would be warm, that would be a great thing about it. How many pairs of jeans did you use? That is what I want to know. Wow, okay, so on the bag that they made they used the pockets from a pair of jeans as pockets on the back of
the bag, which is ingenious. And the fly on the front
is still functional? Or it’s another pocket? That’s really cool! You have made me one proud
Make, Thrift, Try mum. This person here has done
something really interesting which was attach some denim
sleeves onto a hoodie. And the denim has kind of like rips in the shoulders? That is not shoulders, that’s not anatomy. Elbows, the denim has holes in the elbows. So what do they say about it? “Two years ago I bought
the jeggings from Zara “and from the beginning it
started to rip several times.” Okay so you bought jeggings from Zara, that became the sleeves of this. And you know what? The rips, you’ve placed
them perfectly at the elbows to give it that distressed look and it’s a really frickin’ cool jacket. And here’s the original
jeggings, the offenders and the finished jacket. I love this, I love when people put in progress photos like this. It really just like tells a little story. This is such a cool upcycle. Well done for making
use of a pair of clothes that fell apart. This is Oswald the plushie and Oswald is so cute. Oswald is wearing a bright purple jacket and has super cute
little emo hair going on and I love it, I love Oswald. Who’s Oswald Cobblepot? Oh, this is a thing, this is somebody. I literally had no idea
who Oswald Cobblepot, this is a Batman villain. Is this the Penguin? Is this the dude that plays the Penguin? I know nothing about
super heroes, I’m sorry. (laughing) If you want to see me know
even less about superheros you should go and listen,
I’m gonna show you, a little plug, to mine and
Luci’s Podcast episode, Watch Read Listen, you
listen to episode 18. It’s an episode when I know
nothing about superheroes so you can all laugh at me even more, so. Little promotion! Okay, let’s move on to the next one. This person has made an
absolutely gorgeous wrap dress out of, are these both all denim pieces? This dress is absolutely gorgeous. I actually have a pattern
for a similar dress that you have inspired
me to now do two toned because it looks so cute
with two different tones. The light denim and a dark one. I love how you’ve done this,
this is awesome and I want one. Where do I put in my order? This person here has made
a backpack and actually, quite a few of you have made backpacks so I’m gonna count this as one entry. I’m gonna go through all of the backpacks. So this one is from dareiadubdub, and I actually think that
they put a tutorial up on their YouTube channel so if you want to go find dareidubdub’s
Instagram and find their video if you want to know how to make this, cause it’s look so good. This is such a cute backpack. So many of you made backpacks that it’s made me really want to try to make one myself. I’ve never made a backpack before cause I thought it looked really difficult but because so many of you have tried it, I’m like, I want to try this out now. Maybe even out of denim scraps. This person here has made
a very cute little backpack and this person here and
they lined it with gingham which looks awesome. Oh, progress photos, love it. Another backpack from animalsinsuits, I love that username, you made
it from these two tone jeans. Wow, amazing jeans but
they also look great as a backpack. Another backpack here from _sunny.peach_. Like these are all so good! I really want to try
and make a backpack now. makemecookies90, didn’t you? Aren’t you the person
who made the pizza bag in episode two? Yes, oh my gosh. So makemecookies90 is prolific
in the Make Thrift Try world and has this time made a pair of overalls out of, you have a bin? Hang on, okay, the caption says, “So for the Make Thrift Try challenge “I had to first find my
entire bin of old jeans.” You have an entire bin of old jeans? How did you lose it? So the first one is a
really cute overall dress. And you have a very, very cute dog. Please give them a kiss from me. And the second project is this
really cute gathered skirt that uses a couple of
different pairs of jeans to add extra panels to the skirt which is a really cool idea. Oh, there’s your dog again. Oh, I love your doggo.
(laughing) So many cuddles from me,
to you dog, thank you. Oh this person’s username
is makethriftfan. That’s awesome. So I really love what this person’s done. They took a gingham shirt
and a pair of old jeans and they chopped the bottom
off the gingham shirt and made just cute little cuffs on the bottom of their jeans
which is such a good way to give new life to pair of old jeans. It is genius, I want to do
that to a pair of jeans now. That’s amazing and you ended
up with a cute crop top to wear with it as well, so win, win. (exhaling dramatically) Okay. Everyone, stop, if you’re
looking at your phone, stop. You need to look at this, look
at the screen, look at me. This person has made the most amazing, the most extra, the
most early 2000’s item. This is just the epitome
of early 2000’s fashion. This person has made platform
shoes covered with denim with denim ties around the ankles. So the shoes were thrifted and they were apparently lace covered and then, how did you get the denim on? Is it fabric glue? Is it stitched on? Wow, I love how you’d done
kind of a striped pattern around the strap on the
back using the raw edges. They also said this is the
first time they’ve done this? First time you’ve done what? Made something? Or made shoes? Either way, I seriously
thought you’ve done like thousands of times before
because it looks so good. Like how did you do this without knowing what you were doing? This is amazing, I can’t get over this, I love this so much. You win, you win Make Thrift,
you win Make Thrift Try. This is not a competition,
you don’t win anything, everyone wins. khaosbykey has made this
amazing denim jacket. I love the video showing how it all works and everything as well. Oh cool, on the back
they’ve used some of like the jean loops to make loops
on the back of the jacket and on the front here around the collar. Wow and the top fly part? And the button closure on the jeans has become the top part of the jacket? And the pockets from the jeans
are two pockets on the front. This is so cool, I would
absolutely wear this piece. Oh good, they actually said
how many pairs of jeans they made it from because
I have been so curious. I wish more of you had said. This is from three to
four pairs of old jeans. Apparently they have it for purchase. Maybe I should go buy it? It’s not on their eBay. Have they already been sold? No. I don’t know where I’d wear it because it’s so hot in Australia,
as I’ve mentioned. One day it might be cold again? (laughing) oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. What? Oh my god. That’s Ella. Oh my god, okay. You made a bag with my dog’s face on it louly_lol, it’s louly_lol again! This is your third featured
entry in Make Thrift Try but oh my god. You painted me on a bag
and now you have a bag of my dog as well? And you are so amazing at embroidery. That is such a detailed
picture of my dog’s face. Like I immediately knew it was Ella. And she looks so sad in that picture and so grumpy, she was having
such a grumpy day that day. Oh, I love grumpy dogs. This is possibly the greatest
thing to ever have existed. Is there any way you can send this to me? Totally fine if you want
to keep it for yourself but oh my god, and it has a
little tassel on the side? You are so good at sewing and at embroidering and at painting and everything, like holy heck. Also I really appreciate
the progress photos cause it just shows all the hard work that went into it as well. This is incredible! louly_lol you have won Make Thrift Try. There are no prizes and I don’t, there’s nothing that
you get out of winning and you haven’t won cause everyone wins and that’s unfair, no
one wins in this system, everyone wins, but you’ve won. Oh, look at the puppy and look at the really, really frickin’ cute bag. This person made a handmade
denim bag from old jeans and also the lining
material and the hardware are all thrifted as well. Ah, it has tassels on it! Wow! This is such a cute design. Oh and the back, I didn’t know, oh I didn’t see the back before. This is so cute, are they
like cut out bits of fabric? This is awesome. What a cute bag. I think, oh my gosh, this
would go absolutely perfectly with those denim platform shoes. You and the denim platform shoes person need to get together and make
the coolest 2000’s outfit of all time. The universe might explode,
but it would be worth it. Whoa! Okay this person here, they have made, okay this is a work in
progress, still, of a blanket. So apparently this is the
front side of the blanket. They have cut out how many squares? 15 by 11, 180! 180 denim squares? This is dedication. Oh, I am so glad that
you have an industrial, semi industrial, industrial? It look pretty industrial,
your sewing machine. I’m glad you have an industrial
sewing machine for this. Wow, this must have taken a long time. This is gonna be such a nice, heavy, like weighted blanket with denim. They’ve also written and entire thing about their process and
how they’ve made it. You should do read it on
designed_by_gmp’s post. frau_carlson has made a
gorgeous upcycled skirt out of some old jeans. Wait, what? (gasping) It’s not, it’s not a skirt! Okay, you definitely tricked me. Apparently it’s ruffled jeans
but it looks like a skirt. I love it! Apparently they also made a
prototype on a Barbie boll which is awesome. Look at the prototype Barbie! Oh my gosh, I love this. This is so fantastic. Everyone should make
prototypes of their clothes on Barbie dolls first. So here’s the Barbie doll version. And then, oh, progress photos, yes! And then they look like, looks like they chopped off the legs and then turned it into a ruffle and sewed it on the bottom. (laughing) I think the best thing
about this is that you posed next to you Barbie doll so it could show both the prototype and
the finished version. I really like ruffles at the moment so I would love me a pair of ruffly jeans. I think I should try
and upcycle some jeans. You have all inspired me so much. Get outta town! I can’t believe this is louly_lol again. louly_lol has made another
upcycled denim piece. You are a person of a million talents! They have made a plush doll. Apparently it’s a french character called, I’m gonna butcher this
pronunciation, Oribillis. It’s so cute, I love it’s little mustache and it’s little, not little, big eyebrows! Oh, what a sweet gift to make. louly_lol, you have blown my mind. I’m gonna be friends with
you because you’re fantastic. Be my friend please,
because you are amazing and I love all things you create. myhandcraftedcloset has made
the most amazing bustier. Apparently this top has
been inspired by lazy oaf. They said that their jeans got really old so they bleached them
and then made a bustier and then appliqued on this really cute Mike and Sculley from
Monsters, Inc. applique. I really love the bright
green thread you used as the applique, so the
bustier kind of reminds you of overalls or a pinafore
with that pocket there on the front, except it’s
just a bustier top as well. I really love it, it’s really creative. You’re all amazing.
(laughing) Like, holy heck, I couldn’t
stop, they’re all so good. So thank you so much to
everyone who entered. I really, really enjoy looking
up the #MakeThriftTry tag. It just makes make my day
every time I look at it and I’ve just really
enjoyed using it as a place to interact with you all and get to know you all a bit better. Now it’s time to vote for the theme for the next Make Thrift Try challenge, #MakeThriftTry4. Here are the options, give a click on the one you like the
best at the I in the corner. The first is gingham and/or plaid. Now I know these two
prints are really similar. Gingham and plaid, checkered prints, whatever, tartan, similar prints, right? But they are quite different. Gingham makes me think
of picnic and sunshines whereas plaid makes me think
of grunge and oversize shirts, so I’m kind of putting the two together in the same category which
is just category fabrics with crisscross patterns. And if it wins, you’ll get
to pick either or or do both. Number two is mesh. It’s almost won twice but
it always just misses out. It always comes second. Obviously there are a proportion of you that do want mesh to
win so I’m putting it up for one more go, to see if
enough of you want to do it. Maybe it’ll win? Number three, fluffy fabrics. I personally hate faux
fur and anything fluffy as I’m sure many of you
watching this channel, I’m sure many of you’ve
seeing Make Thrift Buy number 4 and you know this,
however I guess some of you, want to suffer.
(laughing) You all keep sending me
suggestions of fluffy things for Make Thrift Buy. Instead of me suffering I
thought you could instead. So fluffy fabrics could mean anything from faux fur, plush, velvet, toweling. Basically any kind of fabric
with what’s called pile. Number four, living coral themed. So Pantone announced that
2019’s color of the year is this color here, called living coral. So the brief is gonna be quiet broad. You can basically make anything you want as long as it’s the color of living coral. So vote for that if you
want that to be the option for the next Make Thrift Try. And then finally, number
five, the last suggestion is bumbags. I am of the opinion that
everybody should own a good bumbag. They are so useful, you can
reach things really easily and also, they’ve become
really trendy lately so now is the time to make one. So vote for this if you
want to make bumbags in any color, size or shape. Even though it’s just one item of clothing I’m sure you’ll all get
very creative with this if it wins. So cast your vote now with the little I at the corner of the screen and after 48 hours, I will pick the winner from whoever has the most votes. And if there’s two that are really close, then there will be two themes again, like there has for number
one and number two. Now obviously, if you don’t want to, you don’t have to share
this on social media. You can just do it for yourself. It still exists even if
it’s not on social media. But if you do want to
share what you’ve made with the community, and get
the chance to be featured in a video if you want that? Then upload it to Instagram
using the hashtag, #MakeThriftTry4, the
number four at the end. I’d love to see both
the finished creations and also the works in
progress, so please upload both and do progress photos if you can. So #MakeThriftTry4, with four at the end, I absolutely love what everyone created for the denim upcycling project and I just can’t wait to
see what you all choose and what you all create for this one. Get voting and I’ll let
you all know who wins two days from now on my social media, so that’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. Also on the YouTube community tab and also in the comments down below if you come back in two
days time, you’ll see it. And then it’s time to get creative! I’ll see you all in my next video, bye. Thank you to all of my
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100 Replies to “Make Thrift Try #4 | VOTE NOW! | Denim Challenge”

  1. I love seeing everyone's creations! I always feel sooo inspired after watching these! I'm planning on making a pair of v-neck overalls from thrifted jeans for a video on my channel and I definitely needed the motivation to start working on it!!

  2. The BBC have a sewing version of Great British Bake Off, called Great British Sewing Bee, starting tonight, thought people here would be interested! ๐Ÿ˜„ Part of tonight's challenge is upcycled denim, I think these would slay the challenge! โค๏ธ

  3. OMG๐Ÿ˜ I am shock. I made the Pullover with the jeans sleves and the denim patchwork blanket ๐Ÿ˜ I am so happy you really made my day๐Ÿ˜โคThere were soooo many awsome projects๐Ÿ˜

  4. Hi Annika, love your work for manny years ! Thanks for everything <3
    Do you think you could make a mini backpack from scratch ?
    Have a nice day !

  5. Annika! What a huge compliment to have made such an impression to us watchers…that someone wanted to paint you on their bag! We do love your work

  6. Omg Annika, your enthusiasm is so adorable. I just love how you're always so positive, and that combined with your talent and honesty have made you one of my fave YouTubers. You're an inspiration and I love you. ๐Ÿ–ค

  7. I laughed SO HARD during the entire episode of WRL your podcast!! It was so funny how you guessed a different group of superheroes as the ones you were supposed to be guessing!! You and Luci are so cute!!!!!

  8. I suddenly really want to make a plaid and mesh bumbag.. also the fact that you also call it a bumbag makes me so happy, because in norwegian its called a rumpetaske which is a direct translation bum – bag ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜˜โฃ

  9. Hi girls ๐Ÿ™‚ it's me Louly i am crying from happiness right now <3 thank you Annika for sharing my art <3 it was a great challenge

  10. So Makemecookies90 here and I watched this video with my husband completely unaware my creations and pup, Duke, would make an appearance. Lol.

    First things first, I go through jeans like crazy. Thick thighs save lives but they ruin jeans real quick, which is why I have a bin of denim Lol. My denim bin got mixed in with my husbands military stuff when we moved so it took us a while to find it. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  11. This was such a fun challenge!! I look forward to the next one. If anyone wants to see how I made my little makeup/toiletry bag I posted a vid.

  12. I was LEGITIMATELY thinking how one of these should be gingham because I thrifted a mint gingham button up recently and I want to upcycle it asap and then it's the very first option!!!! I also own a lot of flannel as well.. I'm actually currently working on an outfit

  13. Too hot in Australia? Wanna come here in Canada, in which we've been under an extreme cold warning for over a week? -35 c or below take it or leave it

  14. Those projects everyone made were amazing! I love how happy you get looking at everyone'sย creations, you are so sweet. Stay awesome! <3

  15. These always make me want to be able to sew ๐Ÿ˜ but that would require me getting a sewing machine and such… And dedication. And I don't do well with dedication

  16. It still amazes me how talented some people are. Really fantastic upcycles there.

    I love using denim too – I made bags, skirts and plan to make denim floor cushions for my new home but as I don't do social media anymore nobody really gets to see my makes.

  17. Hey Annika, I don't know if you do it on purpose or not, but I appreciate it so very much you're using gender neutral pronouns when you talk about the people who made these amazing projects, even if they really look like a 'he' or 'she'. It just feels so inclusive to me that you do so, and even though it may be strange, I feel a little less insecure about my pronouns now that I've watched this video. Even if not intentional, thank you for doing this.

  18. I was really hoping for the fanny packs, but it looks like it won't win…. I could maybe try something in plaid… I have an idea but it's mildly inappropriate, but that kind of makes it more fun, right? =P I'd take a safe for work photo if I did it. XD

  19. Oh my God, I forgot to upload my creations on instagram, l recently have finished awesome denim backpack, and a cool skirt.

  20. would you ever update old videos? Like for example your skater dress video! Updating it with what you know now and stuff like that!!

  21. Uggh I hate prints/plaid/gingham…. it's winning by a mile… Y'all are getting a bum bag!! I need a leather one for work…ย 

    Shout out to @maddiedegrandi on insta for making a dope denim jumpsuit for this edition! Thanks Annika for hosting as always ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Thank you, Annika, for always having your videos captioned!! Sometimes I have a tough time following what people say in their videos so being able to actually see what they're saying is so helpful <3

  23. Love love love you and this series! Such a wholesome corner of the internet! Thank you โค๏ธ hoping to actually submit this challenge! I've voted for mesh to give those people who keep wanting it a go even though it's not something I would think to work with. So excited!

  24. If gingham/plaid wins I may actually be able to try it this time, maybe with my partner's help as I'm an excellent hand sewer and awful on a sewing machine

  25. I love all these! And it's such a small thing I guess but I love that you use, "they" and don't assume genders by names or pics, it's just so inclusive without making a big deal about it, it's just so natural, as it should be. You're awesome as always, and I can't wait to participate in the next challenge ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  26. I love this, also, would you consider doing a livestream of you just going through some more of the entries, and that way you don't have to go about editing it?

  27. If Iโ€™m not too late, Iโ€™d vote for the 2nd option/mesh! Also the first one would be very welcomed, I have projects for both themes already on my mind โ˜บ๏ธ

  28. ๐Ÿฅ‡ Winner โ€“ The Make Thrift Try Challenge for the Month! ๐Ÿ’ช

    (Challenge Number #4!)

    Hi everyone! So 5 days after uploading (Soz, I needed a break,) the result of the poll is:


    Mesh came in second at 27% – but as it had some very passionate supporters I am going to allow it as the second option for the month.

    So you can make something from either of these two themes! Or, even make a mash-up (mesh-up?) of the two ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Rules ๐Ÿ“–โฃ
    You have 2 MONTHS to: Create something that fits in with either of these themes, gingham and plaid, or mesh!

    There are no wrong answers โ€“ if you think it fits in with the theme then go for it!

    Iโ€™ll get the creative ball rolling with some examples you could make, but these are only suggestions:
    – A ruffly gingham wrap dress
    – Upcycle a plaid shirt into a 2-piece set or pinafore
    – Embroider onto mesh fabric
    – Recycle old mesh tent fabric into a tulle skirt
    – Make a gingham fanny pack
    – A mesh fabric beach cover-up
    – Mesh fabric bralette/underwear

    If youโ€™re comfortable doing so, post your finished creations/failed experiments/works in progress to Instagram and tag it with #makethrifttry4. Remember that it's a new hashtag and to include the 4 at the end! In 2 months from now, Iโ€™ll go through this tag in a video, and showcase some of my favourites. ๐ŸŒˆโฃ

    Have fun, get creative and happy crafting. Iโ€™m excited to see what you can dream up! โฃ ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘

    Love Annika โค๏ธ

  29. No fair lol, I made myself an upcycled backpack out of jeans a few years ago, it's gone now, I loved it to death after all… ๐Ÿ˜€

  30. OMG ๐Ÿ˜ฎ thank you so much! I definitely appreciate the love and am so excited that youโ€™ve chosen my jackets. I still do have that jacket if youโ€™re interested.

  31. I wanted to enter this one but I didn't have the time! I planned out that I would be using crochet to decorate my jeans but I completely forgot to enter! Well done to all the winners though, these were amazing!

  32. Hey hey Annieโ€™s if you teach us how to sew a pocket into the lining of a jacket without the stitches showing on the outside of the jacket Iโ€™ll be real grateful

  33. Wow, those were amazing! There was a ton of creativity in this video, it's great to see how many different ideas people come up with for the same prompt.

    And hmm, maybe with the plaid/gingham challenge, I'll get the motivation to work on the shirt I've wanted to alter for ages now. I doubt it, but maybe!

  34. You make me so happy! I wish we could hang out a sew together… let me know if you ever go to Spain or England! So want to meet you! I never write on YouTube vids, but jeez you rock! โ™กโ™กโ™ก

  35. my mum upholstered our entire couch a few years ago using old jeans and used a contrasting bright orange fabric as bias binding. its looks amazing and she is so so talented!!

  36. Oh my god. I just started watching you, and i also just upcycled a pair of jeans and a shirt i found into patchwork jeans … but I'm a week late. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ. Shame i can't enter the competition, but I'll try to do stuff for future entries. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค

  37. 2:51 Thats my moms Christmas tree she made! I told her about make thrift try, thanks for putting it in!
    Its just cut up pieces of jeans, and she added push pins for bobbles later on!

  38. I was going to try and join in on the next challenge but I can't figure out how to get my pictures from my computer to Instagram. I just made an account and downloaded the photos from my camera to my computer but I can't find a way to upload them to Instagram (or get rid of my real name from showing… It asked me to put it in but I don't want it visible ) I'm feeling so stupid right now for not being able to figure this out. I guess I can't participate after all. ๐Ÿ™

  39. I'm watching this on my laptop and I was looking at my phone when she said this 15:30, ummm got a little freaked out lol

  40. NOOOOO I MISSED THIS. I literally have TWO TUBS full of recycled denim fabric. I hope you do this theme again! I would rock it haha! Even if you don't, I'm excited to join in the next theme!

  41. Just submitted my entry for the next major thrift try challenge! Love your content ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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