Embroidery

Botanical Embroideries Transform Thrifted Garments into Coveted Clothing


Embroidered clothing by Sam Eldridge

Embroi­der­er Sam Eldridge stitch­es jun­gles, gar­dens, and flo­ral bou­quets on thrift­ed gar­ments. The col­or­ful cre­ations breath new life into these sec­ond-hand pieces and give them a fresh feel by trans­form­ing them into one of a kind pieces. Her embroi­dered cloth­ing fol­lows a long tra­di­tion of repair­ing a gar­ment rather than out­right dis­pos­al. Long ago, before the atom­iza­tion of the Indus­tri­al Rev­o­lu­tion, peo­ple would mend their cloth­ing over and over again, because each piece was so expen­sive to make in the first place. That’s not real­ly a con­cern today, of course, but Sam is engag­ing in the same idea—create a new twist on some­thing old and extend its life for the wear­er.

Sam sells her embroi­dered cloth­ing on Etsy. Fol­low her Insta­gram to see what she’s cur­rent­ly work­ing on.

Sam Eldridge breaths new life into thrifted garments with her embroidered clothing. She stitches jungles and gardens on them to create one-of-a-kind pieces!

Embroidered clothing by Sam Eldridge

Embroidered clothing by Sam Eldridge

Embroidered clothing by Sam Eldridge

Embroidered clothing by Sam Eldridge

Embroidered clothing by Sam Eldridge

Embroidered clothing by Sam Eldridge

In addition to clothing, Sam also creates elaborate hoop art.

Hoop art by Sam Eldridge

Hoop art by Sam Eldridge

Embroidered clothing by Sam Eldridge

Embroidered clothing by Sam Eldridge

Hoop art by Sam Eldridge

Embroidered clothing by Sam Eldridge