It is a fact that the number of old clothes increases faster than we can buy new ones. Maybe the trend just got outdated, or the cloth got smeared at one point and cannot be used any longer. Or maybe it just got torn at some place. Or maybe you just don’t like it. This brings us to the biggest dilemma of all- what to do with them.
Sometimes you want to throw them, but since you could not wear them much, you don’t feel like doing it. The journey to the charity box also does not satisfy you. well, good news for you girls. Here we are going to display you some really amazing ways in which you can transform your old clothes into brand new items by sewing using a sewing machine that will go with your taste and look damn classy. If you are a proud possessor of a sewing machine, march on!
Bags from t-shirts
Who thought you could make a bag out of a t-shirt? Well, the picture says everything.
Things you need:
Scissors or rotary cutter
First of all, turn your t-shirt inside out. Then, cut it out making the hem or bottom of the t-shirt the top of the bag. You can keep the remaining hem or cut it out. However, if you want strong handles, you should keep the hem. It adds to the strength.
Now, stitch! You can either do a straight sew or a narrow zigzag stitch along the sides and the bottom of the bag. Leave it like this. If there is any fray, you can give a finishing touch to it as well. You can do it in whatever style you like. Just make sure the edges look neat.
Now, we need to make the slits on the bag. Use either a pair of scissors or rotary cutter. If you are using scissors, draw lines on it. And then cut them. Or if you are using a rotary cutter, use ruler and grid to guide you so that you make straight cuts. Leave room for the handle.
Now it is time to stretch. Stretch it as much as you can. Just don’t tear it out. And you are done! [Read more…] about Transform Your Old Clothes Into Funky Items Using A Sewing Machine