Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life

Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life | Cheap Is The New Classy

New clothes are expensive. So, why buy new when you can repurpose what you already have. When your clothes grow too small, get a few stains or become unfashionable, why not use some of these upcycled clothing ideas to make them new again? You can even go shopping at thrift stores for the items you need for these DIY projects, and still save a ton of money.

10 Upcycled Clothing Ideas To Save You Money

Braided Recycled Tshirt Headband: Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life | Cheap Is The New Classy
Braided Recycled Tshirt Headband – Crafts By Amanda

Tshirt Makeover: Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life | Cheap Is The New Classy
T Shirt Makeover – Champagne Style Bare Budget

DIY Owl Shirt w/ Clorox Bleach Pen: Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life | Cheap Is The New Classy
DIY Owl Shirt using Clorox Bleach Pen – Glued To My Crafts Blog

How To Make A Tshirt Into A Skirt: Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life | Cheap Is The New Classy
How to make a tshirt into a Skirt – Condo Blues

DIY Ombre Shorts: Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life | Cheap Is The New Classy
DIY Ombre Shorts – Cheap Is The New Classy

How To Make A Fleece Scarf: Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life | Cheap Is The New Classy
How to Make a Fleece Scarf – Stockpiling Moms

How To Turn A Tank Top Into A Girl's Sundress: Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life | Cheap Is The New Classy
DIY Tank Top into a Girl’s Sundress – Couponing For Freebies

DIY Infinity Scarf From A Dress: Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life | Cheap Is The New Classy
DIY Infinity Scarf from an Old Jersey Dress – Jen at Dapperhouse

Shirt To Skirt Refashion: Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life | Cheap Is The New Classy
Shirt to Skirt Refashion – Muslin and Merlot

Flowered Headband Tutorial: Upcycled Clothing Ideas: 10 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life | Cheap Is The New Classy
Flowered Headband – One Creative Mommy

What Are Your Favorite Ways To Upcycle Old Clothing?

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.

Comments

  1. We actually did the bleach shirt at my daughter’s art paper. All the kids loved it.

  2. Those ombre shorts are so adorable! The headband is awesome too!

  3. I always love finding new ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. These are some great ways to reuse clothes that aren’t up to being donated!

  4. How fun! Love the idea of upcycling instead of donating. Sharing these ideas with my crafty daughter.

  5. So awesome! I looooove the headband and infinity scarf. I love infinity scarfs so I need to try that one!

  6. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I think it is great that these bloggers were able to upcycle old clothes. I want to eventually try dyeing my kids stained shirts to try to give them new life.

  7. I love that tshirt headband! My girl would love it!

  8. I never thought of making my own Infinity Scarf – awesome idea! I love upcycling clothes.

  9. Love the bleached shirt idea! Such a great way to repurpose shirts that might get stained or ruined by little ones.

  10. Great upcycling ideas – have you seen the one where people turn their denim booty shorts into handbags? That one makes me giggle a little! I do like that scarf idea!

  11. What great ideas. I love seeing how to repurpose things I already own. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  12. I love the idea of using bleach to put a cool design on an old tee. Great tricks to making clothes last a little bit longer.

  13. These are some great ideas to upcycle. I like the cute scarf.

  14. What a crafty idea .. to upcycle old clothing in unique, fun, useful ways. I thank you for this post, because I currently have some old clothes that I am not sure what to do with!

  15. The bands are cute. I really like the owl bleached shirt a lot.

  16. I love upcycling projects. We’re working on a few fun things made from old sweaters right now. I really like the owl tshirt. Using a bleach pen is brilliant!

  17. Nicole Dz says:

    I love the Braided Recycled Tshirt Headbands these would be great to make for the gym or for stocking stuffers this Christmas.

  18. ellen beck says:

    I remember when upcycling wasnt a word it was a necessity. I think we upcycled everything without thibking about it- and we still doo now.