Things to do with your old clothes.

So I found a bag of my old pants (mostly jean capris) in the back of my closet the other day. Some of them were favorites with super cute embroidered bottoms.

Have you noticed that skinny chick capris just aren't as cute? Why is that?

Of course I'd rather be in size 8 (which woot woot are getting very loose looks like it'll be size 6 next time I'm at the store) than my former size 28 but skinny chick capris are always plain and boring :(

I just couldn't part with these so I'm coming up with fun things to do with them.

My first effort...

The Pansy Coin Purse

You need:

4" Zipper

Old Pair of Jeans
Sewing Machine

Before I cut them to shreds I took a picture in my old jeans as inspiration for the days when I don't want to exercise or want to eat something I shouldn't. I'm putting it on my fridge ;)

Edited to add: I should mention these had total "chubb rub" so I felt good about cutting them up since they were not able to be donated.

If you are looking for a great organization to donate your good stuff to check out Dress for Success an awesome organization that helps woman reentering the workforce. They got all my business outfits and dressy stuff. Goodwill got the casual things and these chubb rub crotch capris have been recycled into the world's coolest coin purse.

Another great way to recycle your clothing (and anything else) is by listing items on Freecycle rocks.