Isn’t that a great headline? First you do what? Well, back on the theme of recycling/repurposing, I ran across a couple of re-fashion sites. These struck my fancy since I recently attended the Green With Envy craft show here in St. Louis where every item for sale or display was made with recycled (upcycled) materials. There seems to be a theme here…
Dolin O’shea has a nice tutorial about making tee-shirt yarn and using that to re-fashion a cute tank top.
Then, I found this idea which I actually like better. This idea can be used for any number of garments:
This idea I may have shown you before. I’ve done the same thing with sweatshirts too. Take a pullover and convert it into a cardigan using crochet to edge and embellish. It’s very simple. There’s a tutorial on this blog:
Using these same ideas, you can re-fashion any number of otherwise throw-away garments into ones you can wear and enjoy. Want capris or yoga pants? Take a pair of thin sweats or other lightweight knits and cut off at the length that’s right for you. Edge with a cute row or two of crochet. Have a tank that your kid has outgrown? Take it and a piece of fabric or the skirt from a different dress, and crochet them together to create a new dress. These ideas will save you money, create a look that’s unique, and soothe your creative urges. Go for it. Not much to lose.