Michelle, who blogs at A Little Tipsy, admits that she’s the girl who buys a 5XL t-shirt from the dollar store because she likes the color. (I’m with you, Michelle!) After a fruitless search for a cute, short-sleeve swim cover-up, she realized that the oversized aqua dollar store t-shirt could be refashioned into just what she’d been looking for.
Nicole from The Felted Fox had an exotic tribal print pillow that came all the way from India. She confesses, ” I loved the fabric, but I didn’t like the shape or size of the pillow.” After stuffing it away in storage for a few years, she pulled it out and decided to transform the pillow into something she’d love and use.
Over at Mabey She Made It, Lisa had a pair of jeans that she wasn’t getting much use out of, anymore. “They looked good on me, but the rise was just too low for me to be comfortable in,” she tells us. Time for a refashion! (FYI, Lisa didn’t have a before picture, so her jeans were similar to the ones pictured below.)
Over at her blog, Joyful Daisy, Amy came up with a cute (and useful) way to reuse old pairs of jeans. She created durable placemats!
Sarah blogs at Pretty Providence about all kinds of ways to save money. When she found these white straight leg jeans at a thrift store, she knew she could use them to get the popular mint skinny jeans look for less.
Ruth, who blogs at A House in Holland, needed a cropped denim jacket for her teen daughter. Her daughter noticed a denim dress in the Goodwill box and asked, “Can’t we make a jacket out of that?”
At Frugal Ain’t Cheap, Daniela says she has a lot of canvas dropcloth sitting around in her house. Dropcloth is great for protecting surfaces while you’re painting, but there’s no need to throw it out when the paint project is complete. Daniela used some of her dropcloth to make these coasters.
Jami from Freckled Laundry loves to make a beeline for the white clothing racks at thrift stores. She says, “I always find the prettiest fabrics (cotton, linen, voile) with awesome details (ruffles, lace, ruching) that can be repurposed for so many textile projects.”