20 Ways To Make Clothes Last Longer

Genius! 20 Ways To Make Clothes Last Longer

It’s back to school time and you’re dreading buying new school wardrobes? Don’t!! Here are 20 ways to make clothes last longer!! Too short pants? No problem? T-shirt to snug? No biggie! Dress too short? Not an issue! Sweater too tight? Fixable!

20 ways to make clothes last longer

Make pants longer! Lots of great tips to make kids clothes last longer!

Make pants longer. – Makeit-Loveit.com Make pants longer! Lots of great tips to make kids clothes last longer!

Add a banded ruffle cuff – The Mother HuddleMake pants longer! Lots of great tips to make kids clothes last longer!

Add a layered ruffle cuff – The Mother Huddle

Turn a dress into a skirt! Lots of great tips to make clothes last longer!

Turn a dress into a skirt – Real Simple

Make pants longer! Lots of great tips to make kids clothes last longer!

Add length to pants with color blocking – Hello BeeMake a romper longer! Lots of great tips to make kids clothes last longer!

Add a ruffle and longer straps to make a jumper last longer – Ruffles & Stuff

Make a shirt bigger! Lots of great tips to make kids clothes last longer!

Add a side panel to a t-shirt to make it wider – CraftsterMake pants longer! Lots of great tips to make kids clothes last longer!

Use 2 pairs of “too short” jeans to make one longer pair – Mingo & Grace

Make a bandana skirt + 19 other ways to save "too small" clothes

Turn too small jeans or a jean skirt into a bandana skirt – Andrea’s Notebook

Make a sweater bigger! Lots of great tips to make kids clothes last longer!

Add a panel to lengthen a shirt or sweater – Ruffles & Stuff

Turn tights into leggings! Lots of great tips to make kids clothes last longer!

Turn tights into leggings – Makeit-Loveit.com

Add long sleeves to a shirt!  Lots of great tips to make kids clothes last longer!

Add long sleeves to a t-shirt – Punkin Patterns

Make pants longer! Lots of great tips to make kids clothes last longer!

Add cuffs to pants – You and Mie

great sewing hacks! Must see!

Add length to a too short dress- Say Yes

Make a jacket last another season!! Genius!

Extend the length of a jacket – Maiden Lane

so many great sewing hacks!

Turn a too small sweater into a cardigan – Delia Creates for I Am Momma add colored inserts to your pants!

Add colored inserts to your clothes – Burda Style

DIY knee patch ideas

Patch those knees in style! – Andrea’s Notebook

Turn too small sweats into a skirt!

Turn too small sweats into a cute skirt – It’s Always AutumnTurn too small pants into a skirt!

Turn too small pants into a skirt! – Serger Pepper

Want more great ideas? Check out the new book by Disney Powless! Little Fixes: 54 Clever Ways to Extend the Life of Kids’ Clothes Reuse, recycle, repurpose, restyle (affiliate link)

 Little Fixes- 54 Clever ways to extend the life of kids' clothes!

 

20 ways to make clothes last another season! Pants, dresses, jackets, shirts and more!

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks Andrea for featuring my skirt that slims, made using jeans.
    I strongly believe that old pre-loved clothes deserve a new life and I’ve found truck loads of inspiration on your round-up (as usual)
    Hugs from Italy
    Irene
    SergerPepper.com

  2. Mary Taylor says

    Thank you for sharing all these wonderful ideas! I wish I knew how to sew, especially when my kids were young!! You are so creative!!

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