Just look at the ideas of things you can make by repurposing clothes...
A coin purse made from a man's shirt cuff. I wonder if my cell phone would fit in there? Hmm, might be a great thing to stash your tampons in too. You'll find instructions here... www.cfabbridesigns.com
How about turning Mom's old t-shirt into a daughter's swimsuit cover-up. This is so cute and looks very easy. Find complete instructions at www.themotherhuddle.com
They're turned old jeans into a cute skirt at www.burdastyle.com
I love this one... old jeans made into a cute apron. Instructions can be found at blog.betzwhite.com
Hope you've found some inspiration!