5 TikTokers to follow if you need thrift flip inspo

You've already finished bingeing the newest season of Stranger Things, made a fashion vision board, done your summer reading (The Giver by Lois Lowry, of course) and put together at least five puzzles with your mom. What next?

If you need a fresh summer hobby, look no further than thrift flipping, a trend that TikTok is loving rn. Thrift flipping is when you take thrifted clothes and DIY them into something new. It can be as easy as making a pair of jeans into cut-off shorts, or as complex as turning a skirt into a swimsuit! If you're looking for inspo on how to get started, check out these five *ah-mazing* TikTokers.


@bellamacknzie yesterday’s upcycle project #bellahadid #upcycle #sewing ♬ alyss pyramid - кьюви?

On her account, Bella posts sewing and thrift flip videos showing off her super cute minimalist style. She totally hearts corsets and even sells handmade ones on her Depop shop. She gets a lot of ideas from Pinterest and has a TikTok series where she sews fits inspired by her Pinterest feed.


@bestdressed #thriftflip ♬ Love You So - The King Khan & BBQ Show

Ashley aka bestdressed started her fashion career on YouTube. She hasn't made a video in almost two years (insert crying emoji here), but luckily for us, she still posts on TikTok and Instagram. Ashley's signature is unique, vintage statement pieces, a lot of which she tailors herself. If you're looking for easy thrift flip vids, Ashley is definitely your girl.



with green cowboy boots… and a pink cowboy hat hypothetically…./ if the weather is good🤠

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If you love bright colors and fruit prints, Lily aka ebc.jpg is the TikToker for you. Lily can be seen most days in a summery matching set, statement earrings and, obviously, platform cowboy boots. She flips or makes a lot of her own clothes and films tutorials showing her process. She also posts a GRWM almost every day, so you can see how she styles her (usually) cherry-printed pieces.


@andriaahall thriftflip day 22/30 💭 diy color block tank #fyp #foryou #trending #fashiontiktok #diyfashion #colorblock #AmazonMusicProudHeroes #thrifted #thriftflip #upcycling #sustainablefashion ♬ Juicy Fruit Dance Challenge - Rex 🔮

Andria Hall is a YouTuber, TikToker, small business owner and absolute girlboss. In her videos, she shows easy ways to upcycle clothing, like making a T-shirt backless or turning a button-up into a dress. She also makes "no sew" tutorials, which are thrift flips that don't require a sewing machine and are super great for beginners!


@tia.hrubala Along with a free printable PDF pattern 🫶 #sewingtutorial #freesewingpattern #sewing #thriftflip @tia.hrubala ♬ original sound - sosa

Tia Hrubala only needs 50 cents to make a totally iconic look. On TikTok, Tia is known for her thrift flips where she takes something she bought for just 50 cents and turns it into something that is oh so adorable. She also posts more in depth tutorials on her Youtube, so you can follow along with her. 

Starting a new hobby can sometimes be intimidating, but remember that you don't have to be perfect at it the first time around. Try to be patient with yourself as you learn. You've got this, babe!

Need more summer hobby ideas? Check out these other GL articles:
☀️ We found a cute summer craft to fit ~every~ vibe
☀️ 4 hobbies to start this summer
☀️ Why you should learn a new language

Tag us in all your thrift flips on Instagram for a chance to get featured @girlslifemag!

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by Aubrey Rhoadarmer | 7/11/2022