Creative ways to recycle and repurpose your old clothes

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Creative ways to recycle and repurpose your old clothes

Creative ways to recycle and repurpose your old clothes. With everyone being stuck inside for the foreseeable future, spring cleaning your home is on people’s minds.

And while you’ve gotten your wardrobe organised, what do you do about your old clothing? It can be easy to throw it away and not think anymore about it.

However, why not reduce your carbon footprint and repurpose your unused pieces. Read on to discover 3 creatives way you can give your old clothing some new life.

Makeup Remover Rounds

Have old cotton shirts you are no longer using? Don’t throw them away! There’s a simple way you can use them in your beauty routine.

Cut same sized rounds out of your old shirts and sew them together on the outer edge. They don’t have to look nice and precise as long as your stitching can endure the washing machine.

After using them, simply pop them into your washing machine with your towels and bedsheets.

Reusable Food Wraps

Foil and plastic wrap are so yesterday. Any type of clothing can become food wrapping for your lunch or leftovers. All you need is some old fabric and beeswax with jojoba oil.

Simply heat some beeswax and oil in a measuring cup in a saucepan of water and apply the mixture evenly to your fabric. Hang your completed wrap to dry in a cool place before using and bend it to your liking as you wrap up a sandwich or takeaway.

Shopping Bags

Why bother buying plastic bags in store when they are so easy to make at home? Upcycle your old t-shirts and turn them into produce bags for food shopping.

Start by cutting the sleeves off. You can fold the t-shirt in half and cut both sleeves at once, so they are identical. If the material is too thick, cut one and use that as a guide when cutting the other one.

Next, cut the neckline. Turn your t-shirt inside out and determine how deep you want your bag to be, drawing a line across the bottom.

Grab your scissors and cut slits from the bottom of your shirt up towards the line you just made. Take your first pair of fringe and tie them in a knot.

Then, Tie two more pairs. If you lift your bag, you’ll see that, although the pairs are pulling the bag together, there is still a hole between each pair.

Grab one stand from a set of three fringes and tie it in a knot with one of the strands of the left set. Take the other strand from the middle set and tie it in a knot with the strand on the right.

Finally, take the remaining strand on the right and tie it to the next strand. Keep going until all the strands are tied. To finish, turn the t-shirt right side out and you’re done.

Creative ways to recycle and repurpose your old clothes