10 Creative Ways to Upcycle Old Clothes

I recently watched a documentary about where your “donated clothes” go and it shook me hard. Try as you might to do the right thing and donate your gently-used clothes to charity, most of them just end up in a landfill. This was upsetting as I’ve dumped tons of clothes in those “donation bins” that may as well just be garbage bags.

So I’m exploring new and creative ways to reuse my clothes, or upcycle them into something else. From DIY home decor to new trendy clothes everyone will love, here are 10 clever and fun ways to upcycle your old clothes.

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10 Creative Ways to Upcycle Old Clothes

Embroider a fun design on an old tee shirt with this Embroidered Tee Shirt DIY.

shirt

Have some left-over tee’s or fabric scraps? Create your own Fabric Twine, great for other crafting needs!

thread

Turn your favorite tee shirts into cute tote bags, perfect for grocery shopping!

bag

Some of dad’s old shirts can be transformed into sachets or coin bags.

sashet

Combine two tee shirts to create this fun Reverse Applique Tee.

tee shirt

Looking for something quick and easy? This DIY No-Sew Tassle Tee is a fun way to jazz up your wardrobe.

tassel

Old jeans can be upcycled into a fun denim rug.

rug

Ripped or old clothes can be cut up and reshaped into a striking geometric pillow.

pillow

Liven up a tired old button-down shirt by turning buttons into little ice cream cones!

ice cream buttons

All this sweater needs is a little splash of pom-pom!

sweater

Celebrate creativity every Wednesday with a “Creativi-bee” post, where I share easy craft tutorials, project ideas, and craft collections.

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