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25 Best Back To School Clothes DIYs!

Back to school means lots of shopping for supplies and new clothes. Or does it?! We all love some great DIYs and sewing tutorials. So this year, try creating a new wardrobe for your littles without buying a new wardrobe. Sound like a riddle? It’s not! There are some pretty clever ways to make them some new clothes using fabrics you actually like. Or you can reuse their old clothes and make them something completely new, that they will love! The kids will think you are a superhero and they will love recognizing parts of their old clothes in their new ones. It’s a great way to save the money for the new things they really need for school. Here are 25 amazingly awesome back to school clothes DIYs! And most of these DIYs you don’t even have to buy fabric for — you can recycle their old clothes! Genius. My kid isn’t even close to going to school, but there are at least a dozen of these that I am dying to try. Check them out and see which ones would be perfect for you and your kids. They could even help you pick a few out! Fun for everyone!

  • Back To School Clothes! 1 of 26
    BACK TO SCHOOL

    Click through for more back to school clothes DIY bliss. 

  • V-Neck 2 of 26
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    If your kiddo has some great tees but needs a v-neck, you can make one! Easy as pie. 

    See more here on Me Sew Crazy.

  • House 3 of 26
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    Add a simple shape like a house, or a triangle to a plain tee. They will love it! 

    See more here on Mer Mag

  • Animals 4 of 26
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    Every kid has a favorite animal. Add theirs to a simple tee and you're good to go. 

    See more here on Ardor

  • Tie Dye Leggings 5 of 26
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    Do you see the hearts over the knees? So cute. 

    See more here on Small Fry. 

  • Dip Dye Tank 6 of 26
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    Take an old tank top and make it new with a little bit of dye. 

    See more here on Small Fry

  • Confetti Shirt 7 of 26
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    I want one of these shirts. You can make one for every kid in different colors! 

    See more here on Studio DIY.

  • Cloud Applique 8 of 26
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    This is a cute and simple idea. Great for boys or girls! 

    See more here on Babes and Sages

  • Mascot 9 of 26
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    If their school has a mascot, it would be fun to make them a school spirit shirt. Go vikings! 

    See more here on Mermag

  • Robot 10 of 26
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    An adorable iron on download and the added washers are the cutest touch. 

    See more here on Creature Comforts

  • Owl 11 of 26
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    A sweet little spotted owl you can download and iron on to any shirt. The embellishment pom poms are optional. 

    See more here on Creature Comforts

  • Sweater Shirt 12 of 26
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    This is a throwback to the 80's I can get behind! This adorable sweater shirt takes almost no time to make and it's just too cute. 

    See more here on The Alison Show.

  • Tank 13 of 26
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    Make the tank and add a fun stenciled message too! 

    See more here on The Alison Show

  • Hoodie 14 of 26
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    It's not hoodie time yet, but it will be here far too soon. Make this cool hoodie in preparation. 

    See more here on The Alison Show

  • Hair Pom Poms 15 of 26
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    Make some cute pom pom clips for the little ladies. 

    See more here on The Alison Show

  • Shorts 16 of 26
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    These shorts are so cute. The tutorial works for boys, girls and babies! You gotta love that. 

    See more here on MADE.

  • Basic Tee 17 of 26
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    Make a basic tee from an old tee. So clever! 

    See more here on MADE.

  • Pocket Shorts 18 of 26
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    These are just too adorable. The polka dot fabric is perfect and the pockets just make them almost too much to handle. 

    See more here on MADE.

  • Basic Pants 19 of 26
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    Some super basic and comfy pants that every kid needs. 

    See more here on MADE

  • Shirt Dress 20 of 26
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    Dad won't mind you stealing one of his shirts to make her a new dress. Just tell him it saves him money. He'll be thrilled. 

    See more here on MADE

  • Elbow Patches 21 of 26
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    Fix up their favorite sweater with some elbow patches. So classy. 

    See more here on Freshly Picked

  • Skinny Jeans With Patches 22 of 26
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    Take their old jeans and make them hip by skinnifying them! Oh and the patches are pretty cool too. 

    See more here on Freshly Picked

  • Letter Shirt 23 of 26
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    Kids LOVE their first initial. They all do. If you make them a shirt like this one, they will want to wear it every day. Better make one in every color. 

    See more here on Say Yes To Hoboken

  • Shoe Makeover 24 of 26
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    Take some old boots or sneakers and make them over into something colorful and new. The kids can even help! 

    See more here on Handmade Charlotte. 

  • Patch Leggings 25 of 26
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    They aren't really patches but they sure are cute. 

    See more here on 3191 Miles Apart

  • Skinny Jeans 26 of 26
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    Take a trip to the thrift store and buy some out of style jeans. Then make them stylish by making them skinny! So clever! 

    See more here on Leaves of My Tree

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