5 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes to Give Them a New Life!

by Apoorva Malhotra
repurpose old clothes

We all have at least one favorite pair of clothes that we love and cannot say goodbye to for sentimental reasons. Naturally, because they mean so much to us, we don’t want them to end up as a mop either! So what can you do to repurpose old clothes in a way that you can reuse them in a respectful manner?

We understand that with the lockdown in effect, you may have some extra time at your disposal. Plus, after all the decluttering and spring cleaning, there must be a lot of spare and unused clothes lying around your house! So how about utilizing this opportunity to take on a sewing project where you can repurpose old clothes and memorialize them? 

If we’ve gotten your interest, check out these five ways to repurpose old clothes:

Shirt Pillow Case

Transform your fashionable shirt into a pillowcase. Spruce it up by tucking in some potpourri or dried herbs in the shirt pocket to make them smell fresh and uplifting at all times. You can even use t-shirts and old sweaters to repurpose old clothes as pillow covers. For a step-by-step tutorial, look here.

Shirt Dress

Another fashionable way to breathe life into an old men’s shirt is by making it a cute dress! While you can break out your sewing kit to repurpose old clothes, you can give it a rest for this project. You can style it by wrapping it around like here or you transform it into something entirely different like this.

Jeans Drawstrings Purse

Making tote bags with old shirts is cliche. But have you given a Denim Jeans Drawstring Purse a thought? It is cool, classy, and durable. With this reinforcement, you no longer have to complain about the small pockets on your jeans! Check out the tutorial for this awesome way to repurpose old clothes.

Baby Quilt

Okay, let’s get real for a moment. Women who have recently given birth were severely ill-prepared for the shutdown. Hence, they are left at the disposal of DIY projects to meet their baby’s needs. Make this quilt to repurpose old clothes and to keep them comfortable. You can even add a zipper to transform it into a sleeping bag for your little one.

Art Frame

Are you holding on to a favorite clothing item because of its unique embroidery or motif, graphic design, or associated memory? You don’t need to be an expert DIYer to frame it and add it to your personal gallery! This is an easy, low-cost, and time-saving project. So give it a try.

Repurposing is a great way to reduce waste and extract more out of the materials around your home. How do you repurpose your old clothes? Let us know in the comments below.

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