30 Wardrobe Refashion Projects + 14 Ideas for the Whole Family

Give your old clothes a makeover and transform them into something new with these easy sewing projects!

By: Kirsten Kwon, Editor,
Wardrobe Refashion Projects

When it comes to being thrifty and stylish, what better way than to refashion something? To refashion is to take something you already have on hand and use it to create something new. Wardrobe refashion projects are cheap and one of a kind.

Got old jeans that no longer fit? Keep them! Instead of throwing them away, refashion them into a great new handbag. You've sewn a new garment but didn't have to buy any new materials. What a win-win, right? Wardrobe Refashioning truly gives you an opportunity to get creative.

If you're looking to learn how to refashion a dress, we've got the Summer Dress for you to check out. For refashioning a t-shirt, look no further than the Nothing to Wear T-Shirt Refashion in this collection. All of these wardrobe refashion projects will result in something new and great.

New to sewing? Then don't miss our video on working with different types of fabrics!

Refashion Projects for Kids

Pillowcase Ruffle Dress

Sometimes it seems like kids need new clothes every other week. Save money on shopping with these adorable wardrobe refashion projects. Projects like the Ballet Ruffle Skirt take an existing item of clothes and revamp it for a whole new look. We know how expensive back to school season can be, so why not create some cute DIY clothes for your little one? Whether you're sending the kids back to school or getting their wardrobe ready for a summer of fun, these refashion projects for kids are a must.

Skirts and Dresses

Skirt to Dress Refashion

Do you have an old pair of jeans lying around that you never wear anymore? Maybe they've gotten just a little too small, maybe they've gone out of fashion; maybe you just don't have the occasion to wear jeans much anymore. The Flirty Denim Skirt can take care of that! If you're looking for a new sundress or skirt, these free sewing tutorials are exactly what you need. There is no reason why you should throw old clothes out—make a new garment out of an old one with one with these fun refashion skirt and dress patterns. 

How to Refashion a T-Shirt

Petal Tees

T-shirts are a great garment to refashion because they're basically a blank slate! You can use the fabric to make a whole new garment, or just add flourishes to dress it up. This adorable Petal Tees tutorial will bring an old t-shirt to a whole new level. Cotton is such an easy fabric to sew with, so these t-shirt refashioning projects are totally beginner-approved. Give your wardrobe a face lift with these wonderful, easy tutorials that teach you how to refashion a t-shirt.

Sweater Refashions

Sweater into Infinity Scarf Tutorial

There's nothing like a warm, cozy sweater when the weather gets cold. Don't give up on that snuggly sweater just because it has a few holes or doesn't quite fit anymore. Recycle the fabric with one of these adorable sweater refashions, like the Sweater into Infinity Scarf, which will yield a project so cute you'll be sorry to have to put it away when the snow starts melting. If your own sweater are too dear to part with, these creative DIY projects are the perfect excuse to go thrift shopping for old sweaters.

BONUS! Wardrobe Refashion Ideas for the Whole Family!

DIY Little Black Dress

If you've been searching for ways to breathe new life into your kids' clothing or want to make some sweet DIY accessories for yourself, then these are the projects for you! These easy upcycling projects are perfect for parents and kids alike. These recycled sewing projects are the best way to treat the entire family to a brand new wardrobe without breaking your budget.

What's your favorite type of refashioning project? Let us know below in the comments!

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Innovative Renovative and such wonderful ideas Wish I was that crafty with ideas


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