Thursday, March 1, 2012

Reuse that old clothing!

I woke up this morning to discover my daughter exploring my dresser drawers.  I groaned, rolled over, and hid my head under the covers. 

A few moments later my eyes shot open. 

I realized that one of the garments she was trying on was a pair of old jeans.  Not just any old jeans, but my favorite pair of old jeans.  I hadn't worn them in a very long time, but I couldn't bear throwing them away, so they hid at the bottom of my drawer like a dirty secret.

The reason I hadn't worn them was simple.  They had holes in the knees.  Big, wide, gaping holes.  These weren't the type of holes that are currently in fashion.  These were the type of holes that make people shy away from you because they look like great gaping maws that will devour anyone that gets too close.

Come closer, my pretty... snarling jeans

Something had to be done before it was too late. 

Well, as luck would have it, soon after turning on my computer I was greeted with a very welcome surprise.  Staring up at me from my homepage was the "How To of the Day".  The title seemed to radiate warmth, good will, and an end to all suffering.  Well, my suffering, anyway. 

The title was How to Reuse Old Clothes.  Filled with simple ways to reuse clothing that would otherwise end up in a landfill, it was a welcoming and eco friendly link.  My problem?  I don't sew.  I appear to lack the basic ability to work a sewing machine, and was even banned from using the serger in high school theatre tech.

But then it happened.  I realized that I could run a simple needle through a piece of fabric.  Sure, in the realm of securing a stitch I'm horribly inept, but what if I worked around that problem? 

I'm thinking ribbon.  I'm thinking basic knots and a really big needle.

I'm thinking I need to create this green DIY masterpiece, take a picture, and show you the result later.

That's right...

I'm leaving you in suspense!  ::cue dramatic music and evil laughter::

No comments:

Post a Comment