With a quiet reproach, they hang or crawl into the lowest corners: garments that either do not fit, are worn or are simply fashionable mistakes.
Now there are several possibilities, what you can do with such cabinet lairs. You can throw it away, you can give it away or sell it – but in many cases you can transform it so cleverly that it will become your new favorite piece!
1) Give your old patent shoes a color refreshment! With quietschgelbem spray paint, you can make it the highlight of your summer outfits or with copper-colored set caps elegant accents. With the help of adhesive tape, you can apply trendy geometric patterns.
2) In a few steps from Daddy’s old shirt is a cute girl’s dress. With the gathered cuffs and the small patch nothing reminds of the strict office-dress.
3) Even mom can use dad’s discarded shirts: Here was the shirt turned, collar and sleeves eliminated and set with a subtle drape a feminine touch. It is best to wear a shirt without a breast pocket, so that you do not wear it on your back afterwards.
4) The pajama pants have done their job. Now the pant legs are sewn together to a loop scarf.
5) Good from the front, from behind – an angel! Boring shirts can be turned into exciting fashion with a few targeted silhouettes. Draw the pattern and put a piece of cardboard in the shirt when cutting, so you do not accidentally catch the front. Stretch jersey fabrics are generally less likely to break, but you should choose a low spin when washing.
6) The long-sleeved love trouser made of fine rib becomes an enchanting top. Separate the sleeves and cut off the shoulders horizontally below the neckline. At the end a silk ribbon is pulled through the waistband and knotted into a bow.
7) Not only braids you can braid! In this technique, star-shaped small cuts are placed around the collar. Now you always use a crochet hook to pull a strip of fabric through the previous one. The last strip is fixed with needle and thread. This braiding pattern is also fantastic on the cuffs or in a double row. You can find the instructions here .
8) Often a dress in the shop window looks great and on one itself it hangs down like a potato sack. With a braided back piece you get momentum in the good piece.
9) A simple recycling of old pullovers is to simply use the lower part as a skirt. Even Grandpa’s knitwear will be so modern again. What else you can do with old sweaters, you will learn in this .
10) If you have several pieces of clothing in the closet that need a refresher, then just combine them! This is how a sweater and a shirt become a romantic country house dress.
11) With eyelets and straps too wide tops are form-emphasized and chic.
12) If the sweater or dress is too tight, make a jacket out of it!
13) Sometimes the neglected garments just lack the right pattern. With stamps, transfer film or bleach you can apply a variety of motives.
14) Already even small remnants of a pullover can heal something. These sewn bags find the little ones monster strong!
15) A contribution to environmental protection are shopping bags from old T-shirts. Just sew the lower part and cut the neckline a little bit larger at the top. If you sew the waistband around, you can easily carry heavy bags with your bags.
Who can sew, is clearly in the advantage. For many of these ideas, even a sewing machine basic course is enough. The results are all the more convincing and make you look like a master tailor!