Reusing Clothing

Don't throw away your worn out and out of style clothing, reuse it. This is a guide about reusing clothing.
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November 11, 2009 Flag

I go through my closet and dresser drawers at least once a year to weed out the clothing items that need to be discarded or given away. Well, I came across a couple of tank tops that I know I would never wear again, and considered giving them to the Goodwill or Salvation Army but I paused thinking, "Hmm, turn it inside out and sew up the bottom of it!"

For simple sewing time, I'll now have two new free green bags! :-)

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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January 10, 2012 Flag

Recycling has always been a must for me. Just seems you can find a craft looming in almost everything that you really don't need or want on your clothing. I hate ties on my blouses and pants. When I can, I remove the ties and keep them for crafting. They come in really handy when you need a handle on something as they are already sewn.

An easy adaptation by stitching the ends inside a bag or attach a pair of children's gloves to their coats. There are so many other things you can use them for. They are one of those things like buttons you can do almost anything with. So save those pretty ties on your shirts or pants and make your next project with an already stitched tie.

By gem from Gordonsville, VA

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January 23, 2006 Flag

Don't throw anything out. I save old and outgrown clothes. I save old dresses and skirts that I liked the pattern on and use them for quilts or baby clothes.

I keep the mismatched and holey socks for dusting and cleaning (turn them inside out and you have a terry type of material). I keep all buttons and some zippers.

I donate and give away the ones that are in good shape and the rest go to my hubby's garage.

By Mary from Roseville, MI

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April 7, 2008 Flag

Don't throw away those old clothes with stains! Donate them to a charity. They sell them off as rags by the pound and it all gets recycled eventually!

By Pamphyila from L.A., CA

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October 22, 2008 Flag

Instead of spending a lot of money on my preschool boys' pajamas for the warmer months, I buy cute boxer shorts off season for next to nothing. They look as cute as can be in the fun boxers and undershirts.

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April 21, 2005 Flag

When I have comfortable clothing that is showing some wear, and too shabby looking for public appearances (pilling, fading, etc.) I give those items a new use as pajamas and/or loungewear.

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June 30, 2011 Flag

We have a church which has a clothes give-away at least once a week. When ever I visit, I always take clothes or any other items for their next give-away. I take and give back.

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December 5, 2011 Flag

Start with a nice pre-washed fabric that your child likes. Juggling takes time and practice to learn, and that is a lot more fun to do with sacks that they like looking at.

Three of the finished juggling squares.

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September 1, 2009 Flag

If you have kids and you know their winter pajamas won't fit them next season, cut them down for the spring/summer. Cut the pants into shorts and the shirt into short sleeves or even tanks.

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October 7, 2004 Flag

Don't throw men's shirts into the rag bin when they become a little stained or frayed. Use it as a "paint shirt" when cooking. The sleeves protect your clothing better than aprons and kids love to wear them while helping out in the kitchen.

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November 10, 2014 Flag

I am wondering what to do with some garments I have been saving that are too tired looking for my use. Are there places which repurpose or mend them to keep them out of landfills and converted to rags?

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