5 Ways to Recycle Fabric

February 20, 2019

January's Rag-Rugging box showed you a great way to make use of those old clothes you finally admit you never have, and never will wear! It also served as a great way to use up some of those scraps of pretty cotton you have had hanging around in your sewing box waiting to be used!

 

 

It got us thinking, there must be a whole bunch of creative ways we can avoid condemning our old fabrics to landfill.

 

Here are just a few ideas of ways to get crafty after a wardrobe clear out!

 

1. Feather Denim Decorations 

Such a lovely idea from Pillar Box Blue. You can make standalone feathers or even whole wall hangings out of these chopped up old jeans!

 

2. T-Shirt Necklaces

 

You just know this is the sort of striking accessory that is going to have people going "Oh wow, I love your Necklace!" To which you will be able to say "Thanks, I up-cycled it myself out of some old T-shirts!"  And now you feel all nice and smug ;)

 

Find out how, at Vicky Myers Creations

 

3. Fabric Twine Planters

 

 Make your fabric into twine, then make your twine into planters! Believe it or not, this cutie is just made with fabric, a glue gun and an old yoghurt pot! Full tutorial here

 

4. Bees Wax Wraps

 To hell with you, cling film! This super easy tutorial shows you how to make these eco friendly food coverings using just a bit of leftover fabric and some Bees Wax.

 

5. Jeans Sewing Apron

 

I need me a sewing Apron. I also need a way to get rid of the disturbing amount of pairs of jeans that made my legs look awesome in the mirror of H&M, but then morphed into figure haters the first time I wore them out.

 

Sorted! Tutorial from these guys

 

 

 

Any bright ideas? Feel free to show us your recycled Fabric Projects too! Share your creations to @MakerlyCrafts via Twitter, Insta, FB etc.

 

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