What To Do with Clothes that Can’t Be Donated
It’s the 21st century, and the world is starting to care more about how to help people and the planet. Reusing old items like clothes instead of purchasing brand new items is one way to contribute to this.
If you have clothes that are too worn out or stained to donate, there are still plenty of ways to reuse them. Here are some ideas:
Craft Clothes into New Items
There are plenty of ways to repurpose old clothes into something new. You can:
- Make tote bags: Reuse any old t-shirt or fabric for this fun project.
- Sew pillow covers: If you have some knitwear, you can use it to turn a dull pillow into something special.
- Make quilts: For heavier, sturdier fabrics like denim, you can make any size quilt, from a baby quilt to a king size.
If you’re not particularly crafty, you can keep your clothes the same, but refresh them. Some ideas:
- Reroll the sleeves: Shorten a long sleeve or create a french cuff.
- Make jeans into shorts: This is an easy way to get yourself a versatile and stylish pair of shorts with minimal effort.
- Reverse or crop hem: It’s no secret that raw hems are in style. You can take any top and make it into a crop top, or just flip up the hem and reverse it.
Donate the Fabric
If you’re out of ideas and the clothes are made from good material, you can always donate it. Places like fabric stores and quilting clubs will most likely be happy to take your fabric off your hands.
No matter how you do it, repurposing your old clothes instead of throwing them away is a great way to be kind to the planet and your wallet. With a bit of effort and creativity, you can turn your clothes into something new and exciting.