We all have old clothes sitting in the back of our wardrobe that we can’t bear to toss out, or those cute little onesies our little ones long outgrew that we keep for sentimental value.
Breathe some new life into them with these craftsy upcycling ideas (that non-craftsy people can easily do, too).
This idea is best suited to clothes that have one large pattern or logo that can be cut out. Stick it onto some backing and frame it. Voila! Instant wall art. And let’s face it – much easier than that memory quilt you were going to get around to some day.
NEXT: Make a pillow monster →
This one’s a good keepsake for some of the clothes you’ve been saving because you feel sentimental about them – especially if you’re making them for your cuddliest of pillows. You can even make them without any sewing, so get the kids in on this fun project, too!
NEXT: Make a trivet or coaster →
Mini frames of fabrics make quaint coasters. Or, first convert tshirts into “tshirt yarn”. Then, using three strips of the “yarn”, make a thick braid. Then coil the braid to make it into a trivet or a coaster. Tutorial here.
NEXT: Make a hot water bottle cover →
These little bags are great to have around for when you’ve had a long day and are looking for a soother. Best with thicker fabrics from old sweaters and knits!
NEXT: Make a handy lunch bag →
By Tanya Shariff, February 2017
Tanya Shariff is a co-founder of The Good Label – A Singaporean brand that curates sustainable, design-forward clothes for little ones.
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