It is not uncommon to have old or unused clothes in your closet. For one reason or another, these items are not a part of your daily wardrobe. However, you can still find a use for your attire. If you enjoy finding a new life for unused items, use the following ideas to repurpose your old or unused clothes.
A T-shirt quilt is a great way to keep those sentimental shirts from concerts and vacations, as well as shirts that represent your favorite movies and television shows. You can even add a few old jerseys to the mix if you want to find a use for them. The size of your quilt is going to depend on how many shirts you are adding to it.
A pair of knee-high socks can become a sweater for your travel or coffee mug. All you have to do is cut them into your preferred length, but make sure you keep the section with the elastic. This way, you can slip them on without worrying about them falling off. You can even use a patterned mug sweater as a fun, and unique, holiday gift.
Hot and Cold Bags
A hot and cold bag is necessary for headaches, sore muscles and sports injuries. Attractive and convenient, you can turn pieces of your old clothes into several hot and cold bags. A polka dot, striped or floral print bag can be placed in the microwave and freezer, creating a stylish way to soothe your aches and pains.
Button-Up Pillow Case
Do you have more button-up shirts than you know what to do with? You can turn them into button-up pillowcases for your throw pillows. If you have button-up shirts in different colors and patterns, use them to switch up your pillows for a specific holiday or season. The buttons make it easy to change your pillowcases as needed.
Soft Dog Toy
Old jeans can be used to create a soft but durable dog toy. It does take a little sewing, and you are going to need filling for it, but your pup is sure to be happy with their new prize. You can even cut the jeans into a bone to appeal to your four-legged friend. If you have colored jeans that are old or unused? Even better.
If you have an old or unused shirt with a design, logo or message that catches your eye, turn it into a piece of framed artwork. You are going to start by cutting out the area with the design, but you need to cut it into a square, so you can tape it to the inside of your frame. When you are finished, display your new artwork on your wall.
Put those old jeans to good use by creating a little more insulation for your home. You can cut and sew the legs to ensure they fit under the bottom of your door. The denim material is sturdy enough to keep the draft out of your home, which is convenient if you are looking for a way to save energy.
Turn an old sweater that is too snug or not your style into boot cuffs. You are going to create the boot cuffs from the ribbing of the bottom of your sweater. It is going to take a little measuring, cutting and sewing to ensure the boot cuffs fit on your legs, but it is worth it to create a layered look without wearing thick socks.
Create A Vest
An old flannel or denim jacket does not have to be an unworn piece of clothing. You can repurpose it as a new vest by removing the sleeves. If your jacket has small holes, use stylish patches to cover them up. Do you have an old shirt or jacket with a hood? Cut and sew the hood onto your new vest for cooler temperatures.
From sweater mugs to pillowcases, it is easy to give your old clothes a new life. If you have old or unused clothes that you are not ready to part with yet, use the above ideas to turn them into something new for your home.