14 easy ideas to upcycle clothes in your wardrobe

Read on for some inspiration on repurposing your clothes!

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by Ellen Kinsey |

Feeling crafty or do some of your clothes need an upgrade? From sewing projects to quick and easy fixes, here are some interesting tutorials for upcycled clothes to turn your old clothes into a fresh new look.

DIY off the shoulder shirt

Turn a shirt into a stylish off the shoulder shirt by following this tutorial. If you would prefer the written instructions, see the Collective Green

Winter sweater dress

Get yourself a new winter dress by transforming a sweater into a one-piece! See the video below for details or you can read up how to make this on The Renegade Seamstress’ website.

DIY denim pencil skirt

This easy no-sew tutorial can transform your least worn pair of jeans into a trendy midi denim skirt! See the video below.

DIY pyjama trousers for beginners

Want to make your own PJs? Have a cute fabric you want to start sewing with? Check out this tutorial below for details.

No-sew DIY side-stripe trousers

Are you looking for a quick and easy DIY project? You can give an ordinary pair of trousers a new look with this no-sew DIY side-stripe trousers video. If written instructions are what you’re looking for then check out the Paper n Stitch’s blog.

Pom-pom sweater

You can make a cute pom-pom sweater with a plain jumper in no time with this tutorial from Merrick Start or watch the video below for instructions.

Easy choker shirt

You can refashion a plain t-shirt into a stylish choker shirt with this easy tutorial below or read up on this upcycling project on A Beautiful Mess’ website.

Trousers turned crop wrap top refashion

You can miraculously turn some trousers into a crop wrap top in no time! Follow the guide in the video below or check out Paper Michey’s page for the write-up and photos.

Embroidered T-shirt DIY

Make pretty little embroidery designs on t-shirts! Just follow this video for ideas and instructions or read the guide on Look what I Made’s blog.

You can start embroidering on your clothing with this handy embroidery hoop.

A Word Embroidered Sweater

You can even transform a jumper into an embroidered pull over following this satin stitch lettering tutorial below.

Twisted Sweater Refashion

Refashion a sweater with this simple tutorial! Layer it up with a jacket in the winter or get it ready for your spring wardrobe.

Men’s XL shirt into a little girl’s dress

Who knew that you could turn an XL t-shirt into a little girl’s dress! It’s so adorable you wouldn’t even know what it was before the transformation. See the video below for details for visit Our Life is Beautiful for written instructions.

Everyday Lounge Trousers

Learn how to create these lounge trousers! Perfect for those chilled home office days or lazy weekends.

Galaxy Shirt

Remember when tie-dye was all the rage? You can still hop on the bandwagon and create these cool cosmic t-shirts from any plain t-shirt you have around. For the written step by step instructions, you can visit Wiki How’s page.

To get you started on your tie dye project, here is a DIY tie dye kit.

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