Soweto Seamstress’ Upcycling Skills Blows Fringes Back – Good Things Guy

Soweto Seamstress’ Upcycling Skills Blows Fringes Back – Good Things Guy

A Soweto Seamstress’ skills have wowed and evoked wonder upon thousands thanks to her upcycling talents!

Soweto, South Africa (31 January 2024) — A Soweto seamstress’ skills have left people from all over the world feeling ever so inspired to get into their upcycling groove after she shared her talented work on social media.

If you’re no stranger to the social media community, the ‘Up-cycled Cloth Collective’, you know that every day is a new day to be inspired by what the community’s creative wizards can do with forgotten materials. Started by South Africa-based Melanie Brummer, UCC connects creative crafters from all over the world, and last week, Pattie Mamotheo’s creation was the star of the show.

The Soweto seamstress’ wowed and evoked wonder upon thousands after she shared the gorgeous pieces she had made from scrap materials. A shawl, skirt and bag, all from scraps.

People were so impressed with her eye, handiwork work and pose, and deemed the culmination should find space in Vogue Magazine. Others shared their infectious inspiration, to which Pattie noted that she is encouraged to encourage others.

There’s something undeniably enchanting about Pattie’s creation; taking pieces of leftover art to make a lot of beauty. Whether the Soweto Seamstress’ skills take her to Vogue or not, she’s already earned her own version of a magazine cover.

Often, conversations surrounding sustainable fashion put the emphasis on the positive environmental impact something like upcycling serves. But the beauty of the new that can be created from what was has its own place of importance and speaks to the humanity of wanting to create.

Meanwhile, in other news about South African upcyclers who earned their moment in the sun, a local mom’s clever use for paper bags went viral!

Sources: Up-cycled Cloth Collective
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