I feel like there is so much STUFF in this world that the more I can reuse and repurpose the better. I sell, giveaway or use for fabric all my clothes that don't work for me - or almost all.
There are some things that shouldn't be second hand and bras are one of them. I had some that were really never used because they didn't fit right, but I still felt weird about donating them. I had been thinking about making myself a sleep mask (as a mom that cosleeps I often need to sleep with the lights on). The ruffles, stretchy bra straps and pad were perfect to make a very easy and cute sleep mask.
I just cut two strips and sewed the top and bottoms, right sides facing out. I trimmed any extra fabric and slipped in a square of padding and sewed the sides with the strap in. I adjusted it to fit my head and sewed the straps together.