Ultimate Guide to Recycled Pants Crafts

Recycled Pants Rags

While making pillows from recycled pants is a resourceful skill, some people are perfectly equipped with pillows galore. So what is one to do with those surplus slacks? Turn your riches into rags -- recycled pants rags, that is.

While some people may go the old, ordinary route of cutting up a pair of pants to make irregular-shaped cleaning towels, there are new means to get the house clean and to do it in style.

Creating recycled pants rags can be done in many ways, and some are more complex than others are. The simplest is to cut sections from a pair of pants, and then sew them together to form a double-layered rag.

For those wanting to spice up the cleaning process, follow these quick, simple steps to produce a pant rag that will be the envy of all your friends and neighbors (OK, maybe not all of them …):

  • Cut the pants fabric into long, thin scraps -- about 1 inch wide (2.5 cm) by 6 inches long (15.2 cm).
  • Braid or crochet the scraps of fabric together to make a rag [source: ThriftyFun].

Making recycled pants rags is quick and easy, and you can even get the kids to join in on the fun. Since they'll be working with scissors, you'll want to supervise the children closely as they cut strips of fabric for you to braid or crochet, or cut large squares for ready-made rags. And who knows, they may be so excited about their new creations that they'll even chip in with the house cleaning.

Now, what about a recycled pant craft that you can use outside the home? Read on to learn how to make a craft you can take with you.