Recycle, Reinvent, Redesign


Students create a new garment from old clothes. Each student brings in a vintage garment and selects a partner to model. The student designer sketches, cuts, and sews a new garment by cutting apart the old one and adding trims. Warm-up and follow-up activities are included.

Suggested Classes:

Clothing, Fashion Design

State and National Standards:

Arizona, California, Washington, National


Suggested Materials:

  • Vintage clothing
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Fabric paints
  • Trims such as buttons, laces, buckles, zippers, seam tapes, old jewelry, etc.