thrifted and threaded p. ii

Libby

Recap – Yesterday I introduced you to Michaela Rodgers, founder of Thrifted and Threaded. We got a glimpse at the things that inspire her, and today I am so excited to show you how all of those things influence her designs and her creative process.

Step 1: “Creating my shirts is a fairly simple, organic process and I thoroughly enjoy each step. First, I get to go scour whichever thrift store is nearby for plain t-shirts in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles. If a store has a good selection, I tend to stock up.”

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Step 2: “Next, I discuss the design with my client, and create a sketch for it. I usually draw it out on the shirt in pencil before I start embroidering, just so that it ends up looking neat and clean.”

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Step 3: “Then, I go in with a simple needle and thread. My mom taught me how to embroider, and it wasn’t long until I figured out how to do it on t-shirts. It isn’t hard, but it does require a steady hand and a lot of patience.”

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Step 4: “Each shirt takes me about 20-30 minutes to complete, but it is always worth it. I love seeing my clients wear the finished product proudly.”

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{ Remember the big city picture from yesterday? }

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For all you girlbosses out there, keep doing your thing + believe in its purpose. It’s us against the world. Xo.

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