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Rescue trash-bound trousers for a future sewing project. Menswear is sure to suit any high-fashion handbag, pillow or patchwork throw. This textile is soft, sturdy, stylish – and stocked with possibility. Dad’s duds star in our Cinched Patchwork Satchel (IJ909), a funky shoulder bag stitched with recycled menswear wool. Mix and match coordinates in hound’s-tooth, checkered, plaid and pinstriped styles. Raid the racks at your favorite thrift stores, or comb your man’s closet for material. We won’t tell. Neckties also provide crafting potential. Our easy-to-make Tie Pocket Pouch (IJ881) transforms a tie into a sleek holster for a phone or camera. And let’s not forget the dress shirt. In Vintage Notions, you can find an apron pattern stitched from a man’s button-down. What have you made with menswear?