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Fun & simple DIY with old clothes

by Richard Bocchieri 12/25/2022

Person measuring cloth

Do you have old clothes and fabrics taking up space at home? When donation isn’t an option, DIY projects with old clothes are a great way to bring new life to these materials. From home decor to dog toys, there are countless options for repurposing your old clothes.

Accent wall with fabric picture frame centerpiece

Really make your accent wall stand out with a beautiful fabric picture frame. Consider using old shirts with fun patterns on your frame to contrast the wall. For example, you could use a bright floral print t-shirt to bring some color and energy to a dark wall. 

Throw pillows from an old tote bag

Before you head to the store for new throw pillows, consider making your own from old tote bags. Many tote bags are made from canvas material, which is sturdy and stylish. Other materials like cotton, linen or denim also make excellent pillowcases.  

DIY dog corner complete with dog toys

Denim is a fantastic material for crafting DIY dog toys. Denim is durable, so it makes for a good chew toy. Create a fun bone shaped toy by outlining the shape onto two pieces of denim and cutting out the pattern to sew together. Remember to supervise your pet when giving them a new toy.

Fabric scraps for paint job cleanups

If you intend to paint your interior walls or working on an art project, fabric scraps can be helpful. Fabric scraps can soak up extra paint quickly and help in the cleanup process. Rather than buy shop rags or waste paper towels, put your old clothes to use in your other home improvement tasks.

Other home decor ideas using a sewing machine

If you have a sewing machine, you can combine old fabrics into a blanket. Blankets make for wonderful gifts as they can be put to use daily or used for decor. 

If you have a bunch of old clothes and fabrics, donating them can help others get much needed resources and helps to ensure the items are put to good use. Any leftover fabrics can be used around the home for your next DIY projects. Using old clothes and fabrics saves money and helps you to live a more sustainable life. 

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Richard Bocchieri

Welcome to Long Island Living at its best! The South Shore of Suffolk County is a suburban area that runs along the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. Homes in this area consist of primarily residential properties. This area tends to be diverse in culture and income as it varies by hamlet, village or town. Residents along the South Shore have access to many beaches, parks and recreational activities. I pride myself on my honesty, integrity, hard work and personal service. My first career was in education, starting as a teacher then finishing as a guidance counselor and achieving my Master’s and two PD's. In 1986, I began my real estate career. In a sense, I am still an educator and offering guidance; this time I am outside of the classroom educating my clients on the selling and purchasing processes; which have become so complicated recently and guiding them safely through the confusing and ever-changing real estate market. It is very satisfying to me to help people with not only the greatest financial asset in their lives but their greatest emotional asset; where they celebrate holidays, raise their families and live their lives. I take the needs of my clients very seriously and as a result, I am proud to say, over 90% of my sales are the result of referrals and recommendations. Primarily, my areas of service are the Townships of Babylon and Islip on Long Island’s beautiful South Shore, near pristine beaches and wonderful boating, yet only 55 minutes from Manhattan; truly the best of both worlds. I'm a graduate of the Real Estate Institute and am certified as a Senior Real Estate Specialist. I also hold a license as a Notary Public. Please feel free to call or visit so I can help you fulfill your real estate dreams. I am a Full Service Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker and provide the following: Free appraisal Rental Mortgages International relocation services Sales Home warranty New homes Free school report Water front specialist Notary public Please feel free to call or visit so I can help you fulfill your real estate dreams.

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