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8 Uses You Can Give To Old Clothes


If you like to sew and you have clothes that you no longer use, don't throw it away: you can customize them, exchange them or donate them.

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If you have lots of old clothes and do not know what to do with it, pay attention to these different uses that will allow you to give a second life to your family t-shirt sets and clothes.

Maybe you didn't know them until now but you will see that they can be most useful. Write them down!

Uses for old clothes

  • Deposit it in a used clothing container

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Surely around your area, there are containers to recover used clothes that belong to charitable and humanitarian organizations.

Also, they represent an employment opportunity for people at risk of social exclusion who work in their selection and treatment, so do not hesitate and value putting your old clothes here.

Your clothes will be for the neediest people. It could also go on sale as second-hand clothing that serves, as we say so that these entities can finance themselves and give employment to those in need.

  • For a shelter

You can also take used clothing directly to social shelters. They will make the relevant donation to people with difficulties or non-profit social organizations.

Thus, they will be in charge of distributing it among the neediest people or reselling them at low prices that allow them to obtain funds for their social projects, as is the case with clothing containers.

  • Interchange it

This is especially useful for children's clothing. And, in many cases, the problem is not the old clothes, but the clothes are no longer worth the members of our family. One possible solution is to exchange them.

You will be contributing to a more rational consumption and will allow you to give out garments in good condition and get others in return.

You can make this option through street markets or in innovative stores where, in exchange for a flat rate, it is possible to exchange clothes unlimitedly.

There are also specialized websites. You just have to dive a little through the net and you will find endless possibilities.

  • Do you have an arrangement?

  • Maybe the clothes you consider old can be fixed and still look good.
  • Patching clothes or looking for establishments that can make these small arrangements can help us save and rationalize our consumption more, with all that that entails.

  • Renew your closet

If you do not want a garment because it is no longer fashionable, you should consider giving it a new style.

You can opt for various alternatives, such as:
  • Cut your pants and make them new shorts.
  • Put a patch or make embroidery on your clothes.
  • Adjust your pants more.
  • Add buttons or other accessories.
  • There are countless options through websites that can give you an idea of ​​what is in fashion and how to adapt your clothes.

  • Make toys or line books

You can also do different crafts with your old clothes.

  • To do this you must let your imagination fly and not forget, for example, that you can use the socks and add buttons to make puppets and other fun characters that your children will love.
  •  Another alternative is to line the books. For this, you should look for clothes with colorful fabrics that you no longer want and paste them on the cover of your book, photo album or personal diary. You will give it a different touch.

  • To decorate

  • To do this, you will have to use the fabric and some glue to line the lampshade.
  • Cut the fabric with the appropriate shape to cover the screen and then paste buttons and a strip as a border of another color to give a touch of style.
  • You can also make a closeup:
  • Get cardboard or wood that serves as a frame and line it with the fabric to give it a nice look.
  • You can also use clothes to line an old frame that you want to renovate and give it a new look.

  • Make a quilt

  • You can mix several prints and make a comforter for your bed with old clothes.
  • For this, you must take into account the type of fabric because, the softer, the better.
  • Remember that the fabric of some shirts is very soft and would be perfect as a bed cover.