Make a quilt
Sew pieces of your old duds into a quilt. People do this all the time, especially if you’re one of those people who likes memorabilia. Taking pieces of soft and smooth fabrics makes a great quilt. It will be something that you can pass down to your children and your children’s children.

Make a fabric headband
If you watched the 2012 Oscars red carpet, then you know that headbands are making a comeback. Take your old silk pieces and cut a wide strip that will be long enough to fit around your entire head. Leave a little extra room so you can tie it comfortably. Fold it in halves and tie around the crown of your head and voila you have a brand spanking new headband.

Make a sash or belt
Here’s another penny saver. Use your cotton or chiffon fabric pieces to make a belt or sash. You can cut a wide strip of fabric from the bottom of a solid colored skirt or dress. Make sure it’s long enough to fit around the narrowest part of your waist. Sew the ends so you will not be able to see the loose thread and instantly you created a belt. For a little extra pizazz go to a trimmings store and you can get you some fabric glue and bedazzle the belt with spikes or rhinestones for a unique look.