Fashion for years has been an expression for people around the globe. Welcoming newer trends and cuts has made us a hoarder of many but lovers of none.
With this growing craze to always be in vogue, the clothing industry has added its fair share of the increasing textile waste and pollution.
The world today is assessing its faults and mending its flaws and the wave of change first starts in homes. Upcycling your beloved pair of denim into a million new things is the easiest way to slip into new trends and take your first step into the conscious world.
Since the fashion clock too is ticking and it’s time to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, here are 5 ways to chop your oldest denim into a brand-new piece:
For those who love to fill up boxes with the trendiest accessories, hold on before you step out to buy one! One can easily carve many new accessories out of their oldest pair of denim. From bucket hats, and hair clips to even face masks, stitch and sew your favourite one. While you can use the loops of your jeans to fix on a basic hairpin, cut out a string and wrap around an elastic to make a denim scrunchie.
Denim bags are never off-trend! Just scrape out some pieces from your jeans and sew them together to seal the ends. Cut two long pieces for handles and pull out the pocket from the jeans and add it to your bag’s front side. Customise your tote by painting, adding a zipper in a million ways, and suit it best according to your style.
SPLASH SOME COLOURS:
The easiest way to upcycle your denim is by adding some lovely shades to it. While the tie-dye trend has befriended the spotlight, reinvent your oldest pair using the technique. All you need to do is tie some random spots of your denim jeans or jacket with a rubber band and splash or dip it with some dyes. Wash your denim, let it dry, and surprise your closet with brand-new denim!
PATCH IT UP:
Serving at par to the DIY geek in you, juggle your fingers through some sequins, waste cloth, needle and more. Patchwork is the coolest way to swiftly shift into the fashion trend. Pick your denim and crop some random edges or parts of it. Fill the hollow spaces with some funky prints or add some colourful laces to them. Add this mix-matched piece to your treasured stack of clothes and pair it best with some basic solids.
For those whose eyes twinkle at the sight of everything homeware, convert your denim clothes into knick-knacks gracing the corners of your home. From wall organisers, made out of jeans pockets, and planter sleeves to cushions and even curtain tassels curated of frayed denim, DIY your old denim into a million new items rather than filling up your carts with everything on the internet!