Although nearly all my clothes come from jumble or carboot sales, sometimes they just wear out. If they do I remove all buttons, zips and anything elce that might be useful and put them in my sewing box, before recycling the said item.
I have mended many clothes by using my sewing kit and the bits I have saved in it. I am not a great sewer but with just basic skills you can mend or even update clothes.
Yesterday I mended a pair of shoes using glue and an old rubber car mat that I found in a skip. They should last at least another six months and honestly you can’t tell they have been mended.
Mending and adding or changing clothes/shoes can be quite fun when you get into it. Beads and buttons are great, you can really make things look different and new.
Go on give it a go, it’s fun 🙂