87+ Ways to Refashion Your Clothes

Whether you are tired of your closet or want to upgrade what you have in it, here are some great ideas to refashion your clothes and create something new.


From Shirt to Dress

refashion a plaid shirt into a dress

Turn a flannel shirt into a cute off the shoulder dress

From Skirt to Pinafore Dress!

How cute is this. I’m loving the golden mustard color.

refashion a skirt into a pinafore dress

Maxi Dress to Wrap Dress

from maxi dress to wrap dress

I cannot get over this transformation. It’s soo freaking stunning! I love the feminine flirty vibes this dress has.

Update An Old Dress

refashion a vintage dress

Take a retro dress and refashion it into an updated style

From Pants to Pinafore Dress

From pants to dress

Yes I really love pinafore style dresses. I am definitely going to have to do a refashion of my own soon! Give it a try.

From Okay to Just Right

refashion a dress that is too big

This is a great refashion of a dress that didn’t flatter her figure and didn’t have the greatest fit. This is great for those thrift store finds.

Midi Wrap Dress Refashion

turn a maxi dress into a wrap dress

Remake and oversized dress into a flirty midi wrap dress

Tablecloth to Dress

Turn a cute picnic tablecloth into a fashionable dress. Then wear it on a picnic date!

turn a tablecloth into a dress

Make it New With Fabric Dye

dye your dress

Change the color of your dress and cut off the sleeves and you’ve got yourself a new dress.

From Skirt to Sexy Summer Dress

turn a skirt into a sexy dress

Take a printed skirt and turn it into a sexy cut out dress.

Add Sleeves to Your Dress

adding sleeves to a sleeveless dress

I personally love the before look but I do like the idea of adding sleeves to a dress.

Upsize a Too Small Dress

resizing a too small dress

There’s hope for dresses that are too small. With some extra fabric and a sewing machine you can add inches to your dress, along with some visual interest.


From Dress to Statement Top

creating a top from a dress

This top is stunning! I love how she transformed a dress into this chic statement top.

Men’s Shirt to Fancy Top

The thrift store is full or men’s dress shirts. Great for making a fashion forward top.

upcycle a men's shirt

Dress to Crop Top

from dress to crop top

Super cute refashion. From a cute dress to an even cuter crop top.

Two into One Top

merge two shirts into one

Take two tees and transform them into one cuter version of the two. I’m sure you could actually make two shirts with this tutorial.

Men’s shirt to Top

Turn a basic white men’s shirt into a whimsical ruffle sleeve top.

From Basic T to Sexy Tank

Who says t-shirts have to be basic. Spice up your tees with this fun refashion.

diy workout shirt

From Pullover to Open Front Sweater

from sweater to open front cardigan

Take a pullover sweater and turn it into a chic cardigan. You will need some crochet skills for this one.

Multi-Patterned Top From Men’s Shirts

multi-patterned men's shirt

Take several shirts and merge them into one amazing multi-patterned shirt. I love all of the different patterns.

Mini Dress to Top

dress to shirt refashion

Take a short dress to chic top

Dress to Super Cute Top

dress to top with bows

I am so in love with how she took this dress and made this amazing top.

T-Shirt Into Off the Shoulder Ruffle Top

from shirt to ruffle crop top

Uhm hello! How freaking adorable is this top?!

Perfect for the Summer Multi-Tied T-shirt

multi-tide side t-shirt

Turn a basic tee into a sexy top perfect for those hot summer days.


From Tablecloth To Skirt

from tablecloth to skirt

This is such a great idea. Why didn’t I think of it. I love how she turned a tablecloth into a beautiful circle skirt. I grew up with these and never even thought to transform them into clothes. Well done! Check out the tutorial on her site.

Curtain to Skirt

curtain to skirt

Can you believe these were once curtains? I love this refashion. Makes you look at your household items in a new way.

Plain Maxi to Fishtail Maxi

Take a regular maxi skirt and give it some pizazz with this refashion.

fishtail maxi skirt

Add Lace to Your Shorts

add lace to shorts

I love the idea of adding lace to shorts. And this is a beginner-friendly easy refashion.

Beaded Hem Jeans

Bling out your jeans by adding some beads and faux pearls to the hem.

add pearls to jean hems

Jeans to Skirt

from jean pants to jean skirt

Take a pair of jeans and turn them into a cute skirt.

Lace Stenciled Jeans

Add some visual interest to your jeans with a lace stencil and fabric spray paint.

lace stenciled jeans

Sweats to Joggers

refashion sweats into joggers

Refashion a pair of sweats into some cute joggers

refashion joggers

From Culottes to Skirt

from pants to skirt

Take a pair of culottes you aren’t wearing and turn them into a skirt.

Add Some Fringe

add fringe to skirt

From ordinary to fun. Add some flirty fringe to update and old skirt.


Embroidered Denim

Add some pizzazz to your denim jacket by adding a few embroidered patches.

add embroidered patches to jean jacket

Blazer to Moto Jacket

from blazer to moto jacket

Wow I love this refashion. Taking a blazer and turning it into a moto jacket is such an amazing idea. I have so many hanging in my closet and this will have to be added to my projects list.

Off the Shoulder Blazer

off the shoulder blazer

Bring up the heat by taking a blazer and turning it into a sexy off the shoulder blazer.

Men’s Shirt to Bomber Jacket

men's flannel shirt to quilted bomber jacket

Take a men’s jacket and turn it into a stylish quilted bomber jacket.

Men’s Shirt to Vest

men's shirt refashion: flannel shirt to vest

Blazer Refashions

Take a men’s blazer and turn it into a fashionable vest.

blazer to vest

Jacket to Cape

blazer jacket to cape

Turn your blazer into a stylish cape.

Add Leather To Lapels

Add some edge to your blazer by adding leather to the lapes.

add leather to blazer lapels

Dress to Blazer

shorten a long blazer

Take a blazer dress and shorten it into a fitted blazer.

Add Beads and Lace

blazer refashion

Add some fun details to an existing blazer.

Open Back Blazer

open back blazer

Turn a blazer into a sexy open back statement piece.

Denim Jacket From Upcycled Jeans

denim upcycled jacket

Take several jeans and turn them into this awesome multi-colored denim jacket.

Khaki Jacket Refashion

khaki jacket refashion

I love how she refashioned this jacket with the tassel, bell sleeves and belt.


From Maxi to Jumpsuit

Take an oversized maxi and turn it into a fashionable jumpsuit.

dress to jumpsuit
floral dress to jumpsuit

Dress to Romper

Take a dress and turn it into a cute romper.

dress to romper
floral dress to romper
dress to romper

Maxi Skirt to Jumper

maxi skirt to romper

Turn a maxi skirt into a cute fashionable jumper.

Pants to Jumpsuit

diy jumpsuit


Add Fringe to a Bikini

Make your bikini more interesting by adding some fringe.

fringe bikini

Add Floral Appliques

diy floral bikini

Create your own Miu Miu floral applique inspired bikini for a much much cheaper price tag.

Show Off Those Buns

diy cheeky bikini

Add some elastic to your swimsuit bottoms to make the extra cheeky.

Add Pom Poms

pom pom bikini

Take your bikini up a notch by adding pom pom fringe.

From Bra to Bikini

bra into swimwear

Take an old bra and turn it in to a new bikini top.

Fun Cut outs

swimwear cutouts

Add some cut outs to an existing bikini.

Leggings to Infinity Swimsuit

Turn a pair of leggings into a multi-wear swimsuit.

leggings into a swimsuit

Add Hardware

add hardware to bikini

Spice up an old bikini with metal rings.


Sexy Bra Makeover 3 Ways

Check out this tutorial to spice up your bras.

Refashion A Stretched out Bra

bra refashion

Take an old bra and refashion the straps and band for a whole new look and fit.

Bra to Bustier

diy caged bustier
bra to bustier

Turn a bra into a sexy fitted bustier.

Floral Lace Appliques

floral bra applique

Create a beautiful statement top by adding lace appliques to your bra.


Add Crystal Bling

crystal bling shoes

I am loving this tutorial. It’s an easy and fun way to update your shoes.

crystal bling shoes

Disco Pom Pom Heels

pom pom heels
pom pom heels

Take a basic pair of shoes and bling them up with pom poms and disco balls.

Tassel Shoes

fringe heels
diy fringe heels

Add some tassels for a fun new look.

Spiked Soles

spiked sole shoes

Add some edge to your shoes with spiked soles.

Embellished Boots

embellished boots
embellished boots

Take your boots to the next level by embellishing the heels with crystal bling.

I Heart Shoes

heart cap toe flats

How cute are these heart shaped captoe flats!

Customize Your Sneakers

paint sneakers

A little time, effort and some paint and the shoe customization possibilities are endless.

floral chucks
floral converse
floral sneakers
floral sneakers

Iron on floral transfers! What a fun way to decorate plain shoes!

Fabric Covered Heels

fabric covered shoes
fabric covered shoes

It’s not the easiest DIY but with some time, mod podge, and fabric you can have an entirely new pair of shoes. Check our her tutorial.


Backpack Refashion

backpack refashion

Turn an ordinary backpack into a fashion statement.

From T-shirt to Bag

shirt to bag upcycle

Take a t-shirt and turn it into an eco-friendly reusable bag.

Painted Fringe Handbag

fringe bag
diy fringe bag

Here’s a fun easy tutorial. Add some color to your fringe bag with brightly colored nail polish.

Pearl Bucket Bag

pearl bucket bag

Jazz up your handbag with faux pearls.

Fringe & More Fringe

fringe purse diy

Create your own fringe purse. This tutorial will show you how.

From Placemats to Bag

diy round bag

Turn your placemats into a cute functionable round wicker bag.

Denim Chokers

diy denim choker

Take some denim scrap fabric and turn it into a beautiful choker.

diy denim chokers

Studded Gloves

studded gloves

If you are going to wear gloves, you might as well wear blinged out ones. Find the tutorial here.

So have you tried any of these refashions? Let me know in the comments

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