I always say that my favorite craft store is the thrift store, and my favorite supply is clothing. You won’t find such colorful material to work with at a better–or greener–price. Here are 10 ways to reuse old clothes.
1. Patchwork Sweater Blanket
Turn a collection of patterned sweaters into a cozy throw.
Use t-shirt yarn to make your own storage.
Or hanging wall art.
Use a pair of old jeans to make these clever planters.
Turn a t-shirt into the perfect carry-all.
Or use a pile of shirts to make a rug.
Snap photos in style with a one-of-kind camera strap.
Update an old lamp with a simple cardigan.
Turn a men’s plaid shirt into a backpack.
Make a fringed scarf from an old shirt.
I hope you’re inspired to reuse those old clothes and will think twice before tossing them out. For more creative reuse ideas visit me at MakerMama.com.