It's nice to see designers in places like Hong Kong who believe in refashioning. Check out these videos of Janko and Eileen, Hong Kong designers, showing you how to make flowers (布碎變襟花) from scraps and a tote bag from an old T-shirt (舊 T變 tote bag). I would love to try out the flowers as embellishments but I'm not sure about the tote as it might be a bit too stretchy for me.
Follow the link (there are 2 videos). Although they are speaking in Cantonese, you can follow what they're doing through the videos very easily.