Using Your Old Clothes Creatively Through Upcycling
Every year, there are millions of tons of clothing that are being thrown away, according to research. Lucky enough, these clothes are in good condition. They are just out of style and others do not fit anymore. People just fail to see the use these clothes can be to them, and also save them money and resources. The environment is also kept clean if people consider not throwing them away. Upcycling is a very viable solution.
Why not use those old clothes to make rags. These rags can be used to clean your house. These rags can also be used to clean your shoes, dirty surfaces, windows, removing cobwebs and so on. You can make it even more interesting by making a rag with multiple textures from different fabrics.
Pets, especially cats and dogs like to play with toys. The best thing is that they do not care how much it costs, as long as they get to play with it. Thus, making toys for your pet can be another purpose you can use your old clothes for. These toys can have a very long lifespan if made well. Make your favorite pet happy for free.
The next fashion trend might be crazier than the last as you know fashion changes with no warning. Those clothes you are throwing away can be used to make new ones. A case in point is designing caps, shirts or t-shirts from your old jeans. You can get a button-down skirt from that long shirt you want to throw away. Better yet, you can shred, or rip those jeans in specific places and in a specific design to create something that all people will be craving to have.
You can fashion clothes for your daughter’s dolls just like the toys for the pets. Dress your daughter’s dolls without visiting the stores using those clothes you wanted to throw away so bad and put a smile on her face. You won’t incur any expenses.
You can do a lot more with these clothes like making beautiful bracelets and other awesome craft-works. You can learn how to make bracelets from old clothes from the net if you are not sure how to go about it. Using more than one clothe of different color can make those bracelets look amazing. You can use this as a way of spending time with your family. You can take advantage and select the best bracelets and earn a few bucks by selling them.
Another way of repurposing your clothes is through reusing. Chores like ploughing, painting, planting flowers, mowing and so on that need different wear are the best for reusing clothes. Donating these clothes to others is also on the list. People who need our help are always there. Be kind.