Creative Ways to Get Crafty with Baby Clothing from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

It may be the cutest, teeniest T-shirt, onesie or dress you've ever seen, but all you have to do is blink and your babe has already outgrown it. Which is why it pays to get crafty when it comes to baby clothing. Upcycling, and creating new fashions out of clothing you already own will ensure that your babe is outfitted in sentimental, one-of-a-kind threads.

Kindred is an NYC-based company that turns treasured garments into unique children's clothing. So if you have a beloved clothing item you no longer wear, you can pass it on to your wee one in an entirely new form.

And since we all have old T-shirts taking up precious dresser drawer space, we could all benefit from learning how to turn a tee into a baby hat to shield newborn noggins from the elements.

Onesies seem to miraculously multiply in a baby's layette, and some are hardly even worn before they are rendered obsolete by a growth spurt. But if your repurpose an outgrown onesie into a bubble dress, the party is just beginning!

And don't even get us started about baby socks! They pop off tiny tootsies, get lost in the laundry, and generally fit for about an hour and a half. But when you turn baby socks into bunnies and chicks, you can give your babe some sweet new toys, populate an Easter basket or decorate a baby shower gift basket.

For even more clever ways to deal with outgrown baby clothes, from making fabric flowers and plush toys to soft color books, click here.

And taking advantage of mail-in programs such as thredUp and Good Karma, recycling your old baby clothes for a wardrobe that fits is both green and economical.