How to Recycle Old Clothing Into New Creations

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How to Recycle Old Clothing Into New Creations
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This guide is going to be loosely formatted, and is meant to be more of a guide for new ideas than a list of instructions to follow.

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Pick your unwanted clothing. I choose a vest my grandma gave me. It was too big and not really my style, but I liked the pattern.

Pick your unwanted clothing. I choose a vest my grandma gave me. It was too big and not really my style, but I liked the pattern.

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The vest had little pins that I choose to take out- however I reuse them later.

The vest had little pins that I choose to take out- however I reuse them later.

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Once they were all out I began work on the next step.

Once they were all out I began work on the next step.

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I knew I wanted to make a clutch out of the fabric and I really liked the look of this bag, so I used it for inspiration.

I knew I wanted to make a clutch out of the fabric and I really liked the look of this bag, so I used it for inspiration.

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Next I drew a loose format of what I wanted the bag to look like, keeping in mind the embellishments that had been on the vest.

Next I drew a loose format of what I wanted the bag to look like, keeping in mind the embellishments that had been on the vest.

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I drew a second picture and gave myself some loose ideas for the dimensions of the clutch.

I drew a second picture and gave myself some loose ideas for the dimensions of the clutch.

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Then I went to pinning and cutting out my design!

Then I went to pinning and cutting out my design!

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Time to sew it together!

Time to sew it together!

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I added the top flap of the clutch...

I added the top flap of the clutch...

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Then it was simply a matter of adding the embellishments! I finished that off in no time and....

Then it was simply a matter of adding the embellishments! I finished that off in no time and....

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There's my finished product!

There's my finished product!

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Don't forget the most important part of this is creativity and imagination, so don't be afraid to try something that seems out of your skill level. Good luck and please comment!

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