Never, have a fear of changing something.
I look at everything with the the thought of how can I make a change.. obviously not everything I purchase, find or have needs changing or t be up cycled but often I see things love but they don't fit.
For example, I loved this shirt and found it in Traid for £10. Sadly it was enormous on me, everything about it swamped me. I thought about shortening the sleeves but again it was going to be massive. So it occurred to me that if I lost the sleeves, then although the body of the shirt would be big but I wouldn't be swamped.
So I decided to upcyle - Upcycling is the opposite of downcycling, which is the other half of the recycling process. Downcycling involves converting materials and products into new materials of lesser quality. Most recycling involves converting or extracting useful materials from a product and creating a different product or material. Turning at item that I can't or wouldn't use into something I'm going to love to wear!
Literally, I cut the sleeves out. I cut them out of the arm hole, leaving the leather fringing to hang over the arm. Sometimes all you need are scissors ✂️.