In addition to starting from scratch and buying new clothing, repurposing dated, stained, or otherwise unworn clothing is a great way to create new garments for your wardrobe.

Many of our students have used the reverse applique technique from Alabama Chanin. This a great project to refashion old T shirts instructions can be found in their books. The Alabama Chanin story is a great one if you are interested in sustainability and quality!

Alabama Chanin Style

We’ve held numerous design competitions with repurposed items. Here are some of the entries.

There are tons of books about repurposing clothing and you can always find inspiration on other blogs too!

Don’t forget about our current repurposing contest going on now through April 17!

What is your favorite way to repurpose garments?