Hate having to toss out well loved and slightly worn clothes? Get instructions on how to make these cute outfits from old things here.
Transform an old tank top into a cute bucket bag.
Cut a slit in the hem of a tank top, thread a ribbon through, and cinch into a knot. Hide ribbon inside bag.
Save a stained T-shirt with help from a bleach pen.
Apply a generous amount of bleach to stain. Beware -- results are unpredictable, as bleach tends to bleed.
Make fringed shorts out of floods.
Mark cut-off point with chalk while child is wearing jeans. Sew on a trim with fringe to hide frayed edge.
Cut the foot off a lone sock to make a cool wristband.
Cut where ribbing begins. Push decorative brads through only the top layer of the sock and secure.
Turn old tights into leggings with funky elastic trim.
Cut cotton knit tights just above the ankle. Be sure to sew elastic trim on with elastic thread.
Rescue a pair of torn jeans with a simple homemade patch.
Bond iron-on adhesive to fun fabric and cut into a cute shape. Use a warm iron to attach to pants.
Originally published in the October 2008 issue of Parents magazine.