This is no ordinary swap, if you are not ready to swap out your old clothing then you are in luck. The organizers of this event offer the opportunity to upcycle your old wardrobe pieces with some new (well....new to you...) techniques that are demonstrated at this event. They have sewing demonstrations, screen printing, re-construction, and much more. At this event you can take either your new or old clothing and begin reconstructing them on the spot.
The swap had a bunch of work stations where visitors could de-construct and re-make their new clothing finds.
It was also handy to be around some great sewing coaches who were on hand to lend an opinion or two. Some even taught attendees some great techniques to reconstructing their garments into toys, dresses, etc. One of my favorites was a demonstration of how to take an item of clothing and turn it into a tote bag.
There was someone on hand to teach folks how to deconstruct their old t-shirts and turn them into really cute corset tops.
This was a very popular workstation and an amazingly easy project to complete in less than an hour.
The next station was a "Pimp Your T-shirt" workstation where you could learn how to take your T-Shirt to a whole new level by cutting and pasting other shirts and embellishments together to create a whole new final project.