Don’t toss your old clothes. Here are 18 brilliant ways to reuse them around the home

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Your closet is full, yet you have nothing to wear. This has all been us at one time or another. Thanks to the internet, we’ve discovered lots of ways to repurpose your old clothing so you don’t have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe or throw all your old stuff out.

Here are 18 of our favorite ways to repurpose your clothing.

Insert Lace

Lace is a great way to jazz up your clothing and make it look completely new. Consider adding lace inserts to the sides of your shirt or cutting the side of your jean shorts and adding a triangular lace insert. There are endless things you can do with lace to create a brand new garment, like swap out your sleeves for lace trim.


Fringe Shirt/Vest

Shred the bottom half of a long t-shirt to create a fringe shirt. Cut off the sleeves and slit it up front to make a fringe vest.

Add Some Trim

Sew or glue some fringe, feathers, lace or beaded trim to the bottom of a shirt to give it a new look. You can also add beading or rhinestones on the sleeves of your shirt to fancify it.

Jean Pocket Purse

Cut off the back pocket of an old pair of jeans, add a button and some embellishments like rhinestones or feathers, and attach a strap to make a tiny purse.


Stripped Tie Tye

Place strips of tape over a t-shirt in a design of your fashion and dye or tie dye the garment. Pull off the tape when you’re done and you’ll have a cool graphic look.

T-Shirt Apron

You don’t have to toss out your favorite band t-shirts that don’t fit anymore. You can repurpose them into an apron by cutting the front of your t-shirt into a long square. Chop off the sleeves and glue or sew them to the bottom to make pockets and use the rest of the material to create a strap to wrap around your waist.

You can also use a collared shirt and just chop off the sleeves and slit the back so you can tie it around you.

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