One of the saddest things that can happen in our wardrobe is when our absolute favorite item of clothing loses its pizzaz and needs to meet its end at the bottom of the garbage can or be used to mop the floor. We tend to either throw out that beloved item and go shopping hoping to strike gold and find the same article of clothing or perhaps an updated version that inspires us once again.
However, one can give the old apparel a new lease on life by changing its look and sometimes purpose entirely.
Upcycling clothing is a creative way of repurposing clothing. It is also relatively easy; one does not need to be a sewing master to create new looks. Here are some very interesting ways to re-create your wardrobe and save some cash while doing it.
Take the back pocket of old jeans and start adding embellishments to make it in to a mini purse. This is a great gift for a child to play with.
Take two different color jersey tops and create a double scarf.
Give your jacket a completely different new look by cutting off the sleeves and sewing ones from a totally different top.
Create a contrast between the rugged jean shorts and a delicate lacey peek-a-boo.
Insert a liner of lace to the side of your t-shirt.
Cut a hole on the back of your t-shirt and replace it with a doily.
What a great idea to make your comfortable tee in to a cozy pillow.
If you have t-shirts with cute animals simply cut them out and make them in to stuffies. Kids will be thrilled to receive these treats.
Take an old jersey top and turn it in to a fun summer bag.
Take that fall scarf and turn it in to a kimono that will keep you warm on chilly spring nights.
Take your plain top and turn it in to a charming one.
Give your shoes a brand new look with old magazine or book pages.