Keep the fabric to make recyclable items
Never waste fabric with a beautiful pattern. If you have a lovely dress or shirt that no longer fits, save the fabric by turning it into home or fashion accessories. Fabric with beautiful patterns are ideal for making cushion covers, tea towels, tote bags, purses and scarves.
Use clothes dye to make clothes look like new
You can easily prolong the life of your clothes by dyeing them a darker colour. If you’re feeling bold, try out bright new colours like red or blue by dyeing a white t-shirt. Jeans look like brand new once you’ve dyed them — giving your jeans years of extra life.
Give them to charity
If you’re not handy with a pair of scissors and a sewing machine, you can always pass your clothes on! Many charities focus on clothes recycling so that the fabric does not go to waste or your clothes find a new home elsewhere.
There are hundreds of ways that you can cut, sew, rip and dye your old clothes into something new. The last thing you need to do is throw them away.