New uses for your old clothes
Recycling is one of the things that more persons are putting into practice each year, and in this article we will give you many different ideas so you can give new life to your old clothes by using them for something different, so keep on reading if you want to know more about this.
“Jeans are very easy to recycle, you can alter them and turn them into a different garment, such as shorts, skirts, or even vests, but you can also make items for your home with denim, this way you will be giving more life to an old pair of jeans instead of throwing them away”, advised Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, about this topic.
The following ideas will help you giving new uses to your old clothes:
- Covers – There are plenty of different fabrics that can work as a perfect cover for a notebook, a photo album or even for furniture. You can use the fabric of your old or torn garments in order to create different covers by sewing or gluing the fabric patches to your items.
- Patchwork – Patchwork is not only a fashion trend; it also works for your items at home. If you cut different pieces of your old clothes and sew them together, you can get a patchwork tablecloth or blanket.
- Accessories – Instead of spending money in buying a new par or earrings, a belt or a necklace, why not doing it with your old clothes and some rhinestones. Choose the colors that will match with the clothes you have in your closet, so you can combine your accessories. One great idea is to make accessories with your old jeans.
- Pillowcase – You can use an old shirt to make a pillowcase by sewing the bottom, putting the pillow within it and then sewing the upper part. Denim works excellent for pillowcases.
“You cannot only recycle jeans to turn them into something different, you can also add details to them so they look like a new pair, such as rhinestones, fabric paint, patches or embroidery”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.