DIY: old sweaters + scissors = new outfit
Image: Flickr image of a chopped up sweater, ready to be re-used.
Finding new uses for old clothes is a great way to green up and clean up your wardrobe. Re-purposing old clothing is hot, hip designers are reclaiming used clothing to create sustainable fashion. TreeHugger has explored this concept a few times before, organisations turning sweaters into blankets and artists making one of a kind hats. Read on for ideas and some visual stimulation.Doing this yourself is not so difficult, all you need is an old sweater either your own cast off or a thrift store find, some thread, scissors and an idea.
Image: from Mod to Modern, handmade using deconstructed second hand sweaters
Image: Flickr image of a grunge style skirt made out of a secondhand sweater.Resources for re-using, deconstructing and re-purposing old sweaters.
2. ::Reclaim the yarn from old sweaters to re-use in knitting or crochet.
3. Chop up a sweater and turn it into a scarf - ::how to at Spun Mag.