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Needed more toilet cloths, cut up my husband's old cotton sweater (so sooooft) to make them. Only the best for our bottoms! We use them for #1 only, #2 we use toilet paper. We hope to move to a house one day with a bidet so we can use that for #2 and eliminate the toilet paper, as we did before in our previous apartment.
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old sweater
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sweater rags
sweater rags
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There are other ways to reuse old clothes besides rags. We have always cut off the legs of jeans when the knee goes out (I know, that's in fashion now),and turned them inside out.  Then just sew across the cut end and turn right side out again. With just one quick seem you have a bag that is hemed on the open end and is great for stowing things like jumper cables in the car.

 
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Hello,
I propose this submission :
First a pair of torn blue jeans,
Next the completed pile of rags.
Have a nice day
Oliver

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I tend to end up with ripped or stained clothing after working outside so yes I make rags out of them all the time.
 
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I used the techniques in the youtube video to turn an old undershirt into rags (though, I wanted fewer and larger rags than what he made in the video).
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Hello!

I turned an old work shirt into rags.
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Starting shirt.
Starting shirt.
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Cutting shirt.
Cutting shirt.
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Pile of rags.
Pile of rags.
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Rags out of old clothes bb submission:
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Very old, tattered nightgown… held onto it too long because it had beautiful embroidery
Very old, tattered nightgown… held onto it too long because it had beautiful embroidery
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Made a stack of rags out of torn and stained fabric, saved the embroidery fto make into a bag, and a put threads into stuffing pile for our felted gnomes that we make for holiday fairs
Made a stack of rags out of torn and stained fabric, saved the embroidery fto make into a bag, and a put threads into stuffing pile for our felted gnomes that we make for holiday fairs
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These rags are great for keeping dust and bugs out of my scobe hotel… our Johnny Appleseed gnome looks on with approval
These rags are great for keeping dust and bugs out of my scobe hotel… our Johnny Appleseed gnome looks on with approval
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Old shirt to rags:

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I had some old work shirts that were too stained to wear anymore. How does one stain a black shirt, you might ask? When your job involves dealing with a lot of white powder, that's how. I got new shirts without powder ground into them when I moved to a different position, and figured cleaning rags was a good second life for a shirt. The fabric is a cotton knit so I doubt it would have frayed anyway, but I used pinking shears to cut it up anyway, just in case.
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The shirt I turned into rags (company logo obscured).
The shirt I turned into rags (company logo obscured).
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The finished rags.
The finished rags.
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My old undershirt is threadbare around the collar. I also need more window cleaning rags! Time for this bb.

Many people seem to make small square rags. I prefer longer rectangles that I fold several times.

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Old undershirt
Old undershirt
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Cut into rectangles
Cut into rectangles
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Folded to store until used
Folded to store until used
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