We are living in a society increasingly conscious of the effect we are having on the environment, and making changes to improve it. This includes separating out recyclable items. If you have ever wondered what to do with your old clothes instead of throwing them away; why not use these three recycling clothes ideas to turn them into something new.
Why do we recycle?
No one wants to live next to a landfill, and the more rubbish we create, the more need there is for landfill sites. Separating out recyclable items, including your old clothes, will reduce the amount of landfill space we require.
There are plenty of simple ways to reduce, reuse and recycle resources such as paper and glass at home, but what about clothing or fabrics? Once you’ve established that you’re unused old clothes can’t be donated or handed down, then clothes recycling or upcycling is the next best thing.
Turn your old shirt into a recycled dress
With three simple steps you can change your old shirt into the perfect button up children’s dress.
- Remove the front pocket (if your shirt has one) and use scissors to remove the seams.
- Choose your pattern and cut the shirt accordingly, ensuring the buttons lie central.
- Follow the pattern instructions to sew the your recycled dress