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Organizing Your Wardrobe – Repurpose Your Old Clothes

March 27, 2020 3 min read


You have finally done it. After years of putting it off, you’ve pushed through the pain and anguish. You fought back against those repressed, unpleasant memories. Now you know more about yourself – both the good and bad – than ever before. 

That’s right: you have organized your wardrobe.

It’s a daunting task few people look forward to doing. There’s not much fun going through years of old clothes and regularly muttering the words, ‘what was I thinking!?’ Yet it’s a job that needs to be done.

Plus, it’s not all bad. As the following article will demonstrate, there are plenty of ways to repurpose your old clothes and give them a new lease of life.

Chop and Change

With just a few strategical scissor cuts, you can instantly repurpose a piece of clothing into an entirely different garment.

Take an old pair of jeans as an example. You can slice into these and produce some fetching shorts – if you do it right, of course. Make sure you get the right length by first trying on the jeans, and then ensure you cut in a straight line. Wonky shorts are not the best look unless you’re going for that frayed appearance.

A standard t-shirt can also receive the chop and change treatment. Slicing off the arms will instantly turn it into a tank top, but you could go a step further by busting out the sewing machine to produce a halter neck top.

Make Your Old Trainers Sparkle

Have you got an old pair of trainers sitting miserably at the bottom of your wardrobe? Even if they’re in an unwearable state right now, you can transform a scruffy pair of shoes without too much trouble. 

In fact, all you may need is some fabric glue and glitter – lots and lots of glitter. Simply mix these two items together, and apply them to your shoes in any way you desire, preferably covering up the scuffs that saw them banished to wardrobe purgatory in the first place. When done, coat the work with an added layer of glue to prevent the glitter from doing a disappearing act.

To jazz your rejuvenated trainers up some more, consider adding finishing touches like decorative rhinestones and dyed laces.

Produce Cushion Covers with Jumpers

As long as it conceals the entire cushion, virtually any piece of clothing can be utilized as a cushion cover. If you were really lazy, you could simply stick a pillow in a t-shirt and call it a cover.

For a more professional finish, however, a few steps need to be taken. Firstly, we recommend using a jumper due to their coziness and general cushion-like appearance they provide. You’ll also want to use fusible interfacing so that the jumper doesn’t stretch and get bent out of shape. Then it’s a case of tucking the arms in, sewing around the sides – leaving one side open – and inserting your pillow. Nice and easy!


Create a custom t-shirt blanket

Of course, we were always going to finish with this option.

A t-shirt blanket is an excellent way to repurpose a collection of your old tees. Whether it is band t-shirts or football jerseys, they can be stitched together to create an eye-catching, cozy blanket full of sentimental value.

There’s just one issue with this pick: the work involved. Simply put, producing a personalized t-shirt blanket is no task for a beginner to the world of sewing. Plus, if you want a professional appearance and finish, only professionals need apply.

This is where we can help. We have close to a decade of experience crafting t-shirt blankets, where our expert sewing team can transform old t-shirts into works of art. If you want to see more of what we do, visit our shop to learn why we’re the United States’ premier t-shirt blanket company.