2022 might not be so focused on crafts, upcycling, and bleaching our clothes as life begins return to whatever normal is now, but there is still plenty of space for those who want to cut down on what they buy and make the most of what they have. There are plenty of benefits to upcycling clothes, and this piece is going to take you through some fun ideas for 2022.
Read on for some upcycling inspiration!
Convert Your Jeans to Shorts
Upcycling jeans to shorts is an oldie, but it’s also a goldie when it comes to making the most out of your clothes, and is a particularly great move when the bottoms of your jeans or trousers are torn and frayed. Get rid of the damaged material and either cut your jeans to mid-length or even opt for shorts. This gives you another perfect base for the spring to summer months, and you will not need to waste your jeans!
If you still like the shape or style of a particular piece of clothing but you want to upgrade it and bring it to life in some way, then trying your hand at embroidery can be a great addition to the piece—especially for spring and summer. Florals, butterflies, and other whimsical designs are relatively easy to try for beginners, and can give your clothing a whole new vibe. Just be sure to try out your sewing skills on a test patch of material if you have not had much experience with it, so you can learn the basics and how to work with specific fabrics.
Create a T-Shirt Blanket
T-shirt blankets are a brilliant idea for those who want to upcycle their clothes but also want to keep them preserved. Many of us have a collection of t-shirts that symbolize memories over the years, some of which we might not even be able to wear anymore as we grow up. However, instead of handing them to charity, why not invest in a t shirt blanket! Just make sure to go to a reputable company who have experience with making great t-shirt blankets, and have the reviews and happy customers to back it up!
Change Your Style
If you have a plain t-shirt that you are not going to wear, but would if it was just a little more interesting, then you could always consider changing the style of your top. This could be anything from removing the sleeves to changing the back into a cut-out style or a racer back. This will change the whole look and feel of a top, and more often than not, all you need is a pair of scissors!
Crop Your Top
When t-shirts get stretched out, they can start to look very shapeless and lifeless. If it is still a t-shirt you love and you do not want to get rid of it, then try giving it the chop! Crop tops are showing no signs of disappearing, so snipping off the excess can give your top a whole new fresh look.