Why is it that quality control at large thrift stores seems to be nearly non-existent?
It’s incredibly disappointing to pull something off the rack only to discover obvious holes and splotches:
How do these items make it on to the shop floor?
(even worse? when I took them to a member of staff and suggested that the damaged items should go to the recycling centre they went and hung them back on the rack for sale, pfffft!)
Unfortunately, no matter how diligent I am about checking for damage, there’s always an item that manages to sneak in and make it home with me. Fortunately I have a quick and easy Refashion Fix for Thrifted Rips and Stains to mend those disappointing thrift scores in a flash:
The tear in the shoulder needed a bit of TLC on the inside and a little blossom on the outside to conceal the stitching.
Then those unattractive stains got a bit of camouflage with some leftover lace bits from my scrappy stash!
No more stain on the front!
That sneaky shoulder hole has been replaced with a pretty bloom!
+ that pesky stain on the back has disappeared too!
Should thrift stores have (much) higher quality control standards? Share your thoughts below!
On a side note: that groovy bag I made for my munchkin in 2014 from her baby skirt is still going strong and her absolute fave – grab the tutorial right here!