We would like to save as much as possible especially with the ever increasing primary commodities. There seem to be endless ways on how to save up and at the same time earn from them only IF we have the patience, perseverance and sometimes creativity can be useful, too. But the keyword on this project was to recycle.
Back in College, although I was not really into that saving up thing, I had the passion on using different kinds of bags and watches. I would use different bags and watches every day. My mom, being an employee with a high position in the company would have lots of bags which some of them I could use sometimes. But there was one time that I was sort of bored one day. My mom was rummaging through their old clothes which she and dad used when they were in Japan. Most of them were winter clothes and some denims. I was in my teens, so probably the fashion sense was kicking in that time.
I asked my mom if I can have few of the pants (which were elephant pants, by the way) and several wool sweaters. It was probably the start of my creativity that as soon as I had them, I made my very first low budget fashion items.
- With the elephant pants, I had to ask a tailor to do some “remodelling” on it as it was the 80’s and elephant pants were not in fashion. I had the pants cut in a style like slim pants. Well, to be able for me to fit into that light colored pants, I told the tailor to place a zipper on the side so that I could zip it up as soon as I got it on. Punky, ha?
- With the wool sweaters, I just had to sew the lower part to seal it. Then I sew both sleeves together. Put some embellishments and voila! I had my own mew bag!
Had I thought of doing business that time, I could have made some money out of it. There would be people willing to buy things like these with some personal touches on their creations. Wouldn’t you?
These are just some ways which we can make something new out of our old stuff. Have you tried them yet?