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Open Craft: Textile Upcycle

MSU Surplus Store & Recycling Center

June 7, 2024

Workshops and Classes

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Explore ways to repurpose unwanted clothing and scrap fabric. Choose from suggested projects including apparel and non-apparel. Some include sewing while others involve no-sew methods. You’re encouraged to bring in a piece of clothing to rework but we also have textiles available for free use. No experience necessary!

Textile Upcycle days are also a great time to prep for the ScrapFest ReFashion Show if you’d like to participate! The event is a showcase of upcycled garments made by local creatives and takes place during ScrapFest, the two-day repurposed art festival held outdoors in Old Town, Lansing. The show is not a competition and anyone can participate! Participants will get to show their upcycled garment(s) or accessory on the runway, or may arrange for a model to do so.

For more information on free Textile Upcycle making days hosted by Spartan Upcycle or the ReFashion show, please visit