Thrift stores beware, because this fall we are saving our old, out-of-style clothing.
Before you throw away your old clothes or add them to the donation pile this season, check-out these patterns for Refashioning and Upcycling. These DIY clothing ideas are great for the summer to fall transition. Whether you are attempting to keep up with the trends on a budget or just searching for your next sewing project, these patterns will have you hooked. From embellishments such as this Sew in Love Sweater, to creating an entirely new piece, we have something for everyone.
Floral and lace embellishments are all the rage for fall. These pretty additions to your clothing will make the summer to fall wardrobe transition flawless. By simply adding a little lace to the bottom of a shirt or jacket, you can save yourself a ton of money. Save your clothes from re-sale shops, and make them something brand new in just a few minutes with projects like this 15 Minute Lacy Blazer. For more embellishment ideas check out these links:
Recycle Your Husband’s T-Shirts
Finding sewing projects for boys can be difficult. Finding seasonal clothes for a constantly growing boy is even harder, and extremely expensive. By transforming men’s clothing, that you already have, you can stay on budget and keep your child’s seasonal wardrobe on trend. This incredibly cute Men’s Sweater to Toddler Cardigan, is easy to make from your husband’s old sweater. If you’re low on sweaters but have tons of old t-shirts, get wild with these T-Shirt Pants. They’re easy to make and perfect for outdoor, fall activities. The crazy possibilities are endless. See for yourself in sweater patterns like this upcycled fall piece. You can take a men’s sweater you don’t need anymore and turn it into your son’s favorite fall sweater. For more kid’s refashioning patterns click here.
More Ways to Refashion Old Clothes
Sometimes something new is all you need to feel good about your wardrobe. For fall save money with projects like this Ruffled Vest or Rosette Shrug. Also, check out these refashioned pants from the blog Boat People. This tutorial takes fall to a whole new level by creating a new look with old pants. Take last year’s jeans and make them your favorite pair this season. I know that these pants have my wardrobe up and ready to go for fall, and I didn’t have to step into a store to do it!
What’s your favorite piece of recycled clothing for fall?