You know that one piece of clothing that you hold on to simply because you’ve had it forever? I have a lot of those. Rather than let those unworn garments hang uselessly in your closet, turn them into something useful.
I bought this jean skirt at a consignment shop the summer before seventh grade (don’t be surprised that I remember that; I can tell you the origin of every thread I own). I proudly wore it the first day of school with a green, heart-covered shirt and pink plaid flats. I felt trendy in that outfit, and I remember the following conversation with two high school girls.
Girl one: I like your shoes.
Girl two: I like your shirt.
Girl one: We just like your whole outfit!
My year was made. Here I was, lowly seventh grader, and high schoolers liked my clothes. Success.
I couldn’t get rid of that skirt.
I also could no longer wear it. As a college student, I try to dress a little nicer than a faded, ill-fitting denim skirt and t-shirt. I like to look professional and put together. Using an old purse strap and two fabric scraps, I put the unwearable garment to good use and made a simple cross-body tablet carrier.
To start, I turned my skirt inside-out and laid my tablet on it, marking a large rectangle around the tablet. I then cut out the rectangle, and pinned the fabric scraps into place.
I used a simple straight-stitch to attach the fabric to the skirt. I then sewed all the sides together, and, voila, I was done!
What garments are you attached to, and how could you re-purpose them?