Project Runway Recap: 4 Ways to Get Inspired From This Week's Show

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It’s official: Bravo’s Project Runway is heeeeere! While we knew this season was going to be good — we seriously couldn’t stop talking about it — the premiere episode was EVERYTHING we've been waiting for with its hot runway, new judges and fresh crop of designers and models. If we had to say only one thing after the first episode, it’d probably be the raise the roof emoji. It was that good.

Of course, we’re already in our closets digging out old photos to serve as inspiration for our next project, just like the judges did for the designers’ first challenge. Here are four more ways to channel the creativity sparked from this week's episode!

Give Photos a New Vibe

The designers used the judges’ pictures as inspo for a sewing project, but how about letting the photo itself be the creative star? Revamp a favorite pic with a touch of embroidery, and we bet no one else will have anything like it in their living room.

Do you ever feel like you can't possibly hang another frame in your house? The next time you want to display a special photo, think outside the box and inside the hoop! Transfer the image to fabric, hoop it up and add three-dimensional details with a little embroidery floss.

Re:Fashion What You Buy Off the Rack

One of our favorite makers, Marcy Harriell, is a boss at taking so-so pieces from blah to bam! Combine your store-bought treasures with Marcy's pro tips, and you'll be on your way to a wardrobe of totally made-for-you clothes.

What to wear for a girls' night out with cool friends? Marcy transforms an off-the-rack dress into a stylish, dazzling mini.

Overhaul Those Blank Walls

One of the designers let the photo's backdrop serve as the primary design inspo. If you’re on the same wavelength, dress up your own walls and host an Insta photo shoot with your friends.

James builds a unique kitchen accent wall using hundreds of old spoons and a few simple tools.

Transform Stuff You Don't Wear

It’s true that fashion comes back around many (many) times over, so it makes sense you’d want to hang onto something — even if you don’t really wear it — just in case it comes back in style. But here’s an idea: Instead of wasting precious storage space, get expert tips on how to upcycle old clothes into something cool you can wear right now.

Betz teaches you about re-purposing and being thrifty at the same time. You will see how easy it is to transform something old into new fashions and accessories.

Check Out Our New Show!

Marcy Harriell is back in action in RUNWAY REMAKE, our exclusive digital series that takes its cues from Bravo's Project Runway challenges. Tune in to see how she reinvents her high school prom dress!

Let's Sharpen Your Skills!

On every episode of Bravo’s Project Runway, you can bet a designer will struggle with something creatively. If only they had Bluprint on the brain! Each week, we’ll highlight a few of our favorite mishaps (been there!) — and share easy ways to fix them.

Find the Perfect Fit

This week, more than one designer had fitting issues. Learn how to go from measure to muslin and minimize those “Oh, no!” moments.

Hide That Zipper

During the construction mania, one designer asked, “Who knows how to put an invisible zipper on this seam?” We do! This easy invisible zipper tutorial takes you through it step by step.

Project Runway airs on Bravo Thursday nights at 8/7c

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