Old clothes? Don't throw 'em away


Every year in November, my friend Larissa and I start rifling through our bags of accidentally-felted sweaters, holey knitwear, and garments who have not stood up to our four little boys, and we get out our scissors and sewing machines and go crazy. We're getting ready for an all-recycled craft bazaar, and we love figuring out new ways to (literally) turn our trash into cash. Sometimes we raid our relatives' and friends' closets, too. Here's some of the ways we've found to make useful, beautiful items out of cast-offs.