Diy old clothes ideas
Have some cotton shirts that you just aren’t wearing anymore? Don’t throw them away! There’s an simple way they can replace single-use cotton pads in your daily beauty routine. Just cut same-sized rounds or squares out of ancient cotton fabric you discover, and sew them together on the outer edges. It doesn’t need to glance nice or be precise—as endless as the stitching can endure the washing machine. There are tons of simple tutorials to be found online. After use, you can simply pop them into your next load of washing alongside your towels and bed sheets, and use them again and again and…
Stretched t-shirts to headbands
Cute hair accessories are everywhere to be seen at the moment.
And if you’re really clever, you don’t even own to purchase them new. There are a lot of diverse ways to turn worn out fabric into headbands. Every you’ll need is an ancient t-shirt and a little quantity of time to convert something you are not loving anymore into something that’s enjoyment to wear again. No downsides!
Old clothes to reusable food wraps
Foil? Plastic wrap? They are so yesterday. Any helpful of ancient clothing can become your partner in crime when it comes to food wrapping and covering up leftovers. Every you need is a piece of fabric of the desired size and shape and some produce of our fuzzy little friends, the bees.
You can purchase beeswax pastilles or grated beeswax at your local grocery store or pharmacy. You simply melt it in a measuring cup set in a saucepan along with some jojoba oil and pine resin (to give your cloth that customizable texture) at home, and apply the melted mixture evenly on your fabric with a dedicated paint brush. Here is the exact recipe, including a bee-free version for our vegan readers. Simply hang your completed wrap to dry in a cool and dark put before first usage, and then bend it to your liking as you wrap up a sandwich for takeaway or cover yesterday’s veggie lasagna!
Last year’s favourite patterns to cushion covers
Had a crush on polka dots or florals final year that you now wouldn’t be caught dead in?
There are some patterns we love to wear, and others we’d rather decorate our living room with. Maybe that applies to an ancient shirt or jumper you found in the back of your closet! Why not turn them into unique cushion covers? Five minute instructions are not hard to discover, and come with simple videos on how to turn ancient clothing into something cute and practical. It would even make a grand present, and better yet, zero sewing skills are required.
Tees to reusable grocery bags
Upcycle your ancient tees and turn them into grocery or produce bags for food shopping or harvesting.
Why annoy buying them in store when they are so simple to make at home? Pop your fruit and veggies in your homemade bags to save money and avoid single-use plastic bags at the same time. Who knows, they might even taste a little better coming out of such ecologically and sustainably made bags.
Any ancient fabric to reusable tissues and wipes
Let’s face it—once in a while everybody gets ill, and a freezing is normally a large waste of tissues. In the kitchen, we use paper towels for little spills and cleaning. Thankfully, it is actually extremely simple to avoid this wastage. This might be the easiest way of transforming an ancient t-shirt, yet one of the most sustainable.
We use tissues, wipes, and paper towels so often in our daily routine that we tend to not even ponder about it twice. But with this brilliant and simple thought, you can make space in your closet and become leagues more sustainable with a simple change to reusable wipes and tissues. Go for it and become a sustainability superstar!