10 Awesome Upcycle Ideas for Old Clothes

10 Awesome Upcycle Ideas for Old Clothes

10 Awesome Upcycle Ideas for Old Clothes

Are you looking for some different ways to use some of your old clothes rather than throw them out?  Take a look at my list of 10 Awesome Upcycle Ideas for Old Clothes.  This post is part of an Earth Month Recycle and Upcycle Series.  Take a look at the links to some other great ways to Upcycle cloth at the bottom of this article.

1) Sock rope for tug-a-war with dogs 


Playing tug with her sock rope #upcycling #earthday #KBNmoms #dogsofinstagram

A photo posted by Shannon Arce (@craftymamainme) on

2) Old waterproof crib covers – make a Waterproof Dog Bed Cover 

Waterproof Dog Bed Cover3) Make a blanket with baby clothes


4) Make a teddy bear out of a sleeper


5) T-shirt quilt (Pictured from Sleep Sweet featured as a guest blogger)

A Day in the Life...T-Shirt Quilts

6) Make mittens out of old sweaters

7)Dress a scarecrow

8) Old shirts/underwear – cut into pieces to make rags for cleaning

9)Socks to throw salt on roof to break up ice dams


10) Use old t-shirts (adult sized) as paint smocks for kids

Do you have any fun upcycles you do with old clothes?  If so please let me know – I’m always looking for more ways to upcycle!

Visit the host of the Earth Month Upcycle Series at her blog Kara Carrero and find some other great links below:

Earth Month Upcycle Series

How to Make a Great Recycled Fabric Bag from Witty Hoots

Hand Knit a Rag Rug from Nemcsok Farms

A Tisket a Tasket a Woven Cloth Basket from Mosswood Connections

How to Make Yarn Out of Old Jeans from Our Daily Craft

Take a look at my Earth Day/Upcycling board on Pinterest for some other great ideas:

Follow Crafty Mama in ME’s board Earth Day/Upcycling on Pinterest.

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