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Depends on who you are looking to for approval! If you want to work for a big fashion house you will need to get some credentials from a reputable school. If you want to go renegade take some classes and start sewing and selling to your friends - awesome!
I used to cut up my t shirts and refashion them with pins and wear them out and people started asking me to make them for them! I don't think being a designer is my calling but if I wanted to call myself one-- i might:)