Teenagers love being dedicated followers of fashion.
But every so often there’s one teenager who marks herself down as a leader rather than a follower, and proves that learning to sew can be a cool string to add to your design bow.
Ballyclare teen Tegan Hurst is showing that you can make an individual statement with a little thought and ingenuity — and it seems like plenty of online fashionistas agree, with her DIY clothes improvement videos racking up the hits online with millions logging on to check out her techniques.
By visiting charity shops to buy second-hand clothes she re-works them into more stylish and modern designs, and Tegan’s taking on fast fashion, mass-production to sell for very low prices through retail stores at the height of demand.
“I understand for someone my age it’s not possible to always buy sustainable clothing because of the cost,” she tells us. “I’m just trying to do my bit and show people what you can do and make.”
If you can’t afford to buy it new, sew-be-it!