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10 ways to revamp or recycle your clothesTransform your old clothes into something new or reuse them for other purposes
It’s tempting to buy more clothes every time we go out shopping, especially during the GSS season where discounts are aplenty. While you intend to start out only window-shopping, you may wind up with bags full of clothes you decided to purchase impulsively.
Instead of buying new clothes every time you think you need them, try revamping your old clothes by turning them into ‘new’ items. If the clothes are too old or don’t fit you anymore, you can also look for another way to use them.
Check out these 10 ways to revamp or recycle your old clothes:
1. Restyle them
If you no longer wear some of your clothes because the fashion is backdated or too plain, try sprucing up its look. Sew pockets onto T-shirts, or add zippers, buttons and other embellishments to add a little bling to an otherwise boring piece of fabric.
2. Make new clothes
If you don’t wish to wear the same T-shirt ever again, even with new patterns and designs, breathe new life into it by turning into something totally new. Make a crop top by cutting off the bottom half of the shirt or turn it into a tank top by chopping off its sleeves.
3. Repurpose them
Have a number of old sweaters that you outgrew? You can transform them into a scarf or a beanie, or even perhaps a pair of thick oven gloves to put on while you’re baking. You can also turn your old clothes into cloth bags.
4. Dye your clothes
Want to add more colour in your life? Opt to dip-dye your clothes in different bright colours and create interesting patterns or an ombre effect.
5. Make fabric accessories
Turn your clothes into something else completely like, such as hair accessories. Cut out the pretty patterns from a floral shirt and sew them into a headband. Otherwise, make a necklace, bracelet or anything else you can think of!
6. Make soft toys
8. Turn them into home decorations
9. Use as rags
If your clothes are no longer wearable or too old and dirty, use them as rags to clean your windows or tables.
10. Find a new home for your clothes
Last but not least, if you no longer need them or they do not fit anymore, you can do a kind deed by donating your old clothes to charity. If you want to make money, place a free ad on STClassifieds to sell your clothes!
You can search the Internet for tips and tricks on fashion hacks and DIY. Good luck!
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