This great post about turning worn out jeans in to a skirt by Slugs in the refrigerator, really inspired me to look at way to make clothes last longer. We used to be a throw it away family, but now we are make do and mend.
- Turn the trousers in to shorts - this is perfect for school trousers that are too short in the leg. You do not even need to have sewing skills you can use wonderweb.
- Patch any holes. Again you can use any old material you have lying around or of you are not a sewer then why not try iron on patches like clothes plasters.
- Have a swapping party. Get together with other mums and swap your outgrown clothes.
- Sell them. If they are in good condition, but outgrown, then pop them on e-bay and use the money to buy new to you ones.
I would love your ideas for others ways to make clothes last longer.