Upcycling Free Clothes to Fit Better

Happy New Year, Crafters! 🙂 January may not be the most fun or exciting of months, but it’s a great time for a little wardrobe refresh! (If that can be done on the cheap, then even better!) In today’s project, I’m upcycling clothing that I got for free into new pieces for winter! Our first free item is a large, cozy flannel shirt! (Thanks, Dad!) 🙂

I was inspired by this blog post to alter the shirt by taking in the shoulders. I used an existing flannel shirt as a guide.

After removing the sleeves, I cut a little fabric from the shoulders, the sleeves, and the sides of the shirt.

After some finagling, I sewed the sleeves back to the shirt and sewed up the side seams! (Don’t worry, I show the whole process in the video coming up!)

My next project gives new life to a shrunken cashmere sweater! Mmmm so fuzzy!!!

I saved the rest of the sweater for another project and trimmed the sleeves to become finger-less gloves!

I found two tutorials ( here and here) that showed me how to embroider blanket stitches around the openings in the gloves! So cute!

Come along for the upcycling adventure in this video!

I took my fuzzy gloves out for a walk!

I couldn’t wait to wear my flannel shirt, too!

Hope you enjoyed today’s projects and maybe even got inspired to try some upcycling of your own! 🙂 Be sure to follow us and our YouTube channel for more DIY’s coming soon! Stay crafty, Everyone!

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