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15+ Things To Make With Old T-Shirts: {Crafty Repurposing}

Posted By Tipnut On May 11, 2011 @ 10:27 am In Crafty Ideas | 1 Comment

Pretty much everyone has a stack of worn, comfy t-shirts tucked away in the closet and since they are pretty cheap, the stack grows fast. We wear these oldies when doing work around the yard, cleaning our homes and other dirty chores but you can also use them to make all kinds of clever and crafty things…some useful, some fun.

Here are a dozen different ways you can repurpose these old friends, most of the ideas are sewing projects but there are a few other techniques used too (and I’ll be adding more to this list as I come across new ideas). A few of these have been featured in other collections here on Tipnut and have been included here to make one handy project sheet, enjoy!

madebylex.com

madebylex.com

Clutch [1]: Made with an old tee and heavier fabric (such as denim), lined with cotton fabric and has a button & elastic loop closure.

Fabric Flowers [2]: Make into crafty bouquets or use to embellish totes, cardigans, whatever you like. Easy project!

thebridescafe.com

thebridescafe.com

pm-betweenthelines.blogspot.com

pm-betweenthelines.blogspot.com

Grocery Bag [3]: Vented so produce can breathe. Also see this bag [4]. More reusable grocery bags are found on this page [5].

Hat [6]: Cute! Includes a template download for the bill of the hat (which is stiffened with interfacing) and features rosettes for embellishment.

atsecondstreet.blogspot.com

atsecondstreet.blogspot.com

craftaholicsanonymous.net

craftaholicsanonymous.net

Pom-Poms [7]: Fun & crafty project, you can use these to add a bit of color to a room.

Latch Hook Rug [8]: You’ll need a piece of latch hook canvas and a bunch of old shirts to make this soft mat that your tootsies will love.

xoelle.com

xoelle.com

shwinandshwin.blogspot.com

shwinandshwin.blogspot.com

Recycled Tee Scarf [9]: A t-shirt is cut into rings then wrapped and tied into a scarf. If you prefer something more ruffly, see this easy project [10].

Crocheted Rug [11]: Crocheted in the round, you’ll need at least two for this project…more for a larger size rug.

craftstylish.com

craftstylish.com

zakkalife.blogspot.com

zakkalife.blogspot.com

Headband [12]: Strips are stretched until they naturally curl then tied together to make a headband.

Upcycled Embellished Mittens [13]: Lined with fleece (or upcycled sweatpants) and feature sweet rosettes sewn on top of the mitts.

lilblueboo.com

lilblueboo.com

craftzine.com

craftzine.com

Pillow Chair [14]: Pieces are sewn together then stuffed with cubes of upholstery foam.

Quilt [15]: Make a cuddly quilt made from about 20 shirts and backed with plain cotton woven fabric or a flat sheet.

craftzine.com

craftzine.com

relevedesign.com

relevedesign.com

Macrame Throw [16]: Tutorial includes video demonstrations and you can make this any size you like.

Hand-Stitched Baby Hat [17]: Made with 2 tees in contrasting colors and embroidery floss, includes free pattern download (jpg file).

captaincrafty.com

captaincrafty.com

brassyapple.blogspot.com

brassyapple.blogspot.com

Sling Bag [18]: Cut, reassembled and sewn together, ties closed with heavy string or ribbon and has a fabric strap for easy toting.

Ruffle Scarf [19]: Super easy to make, you’ll need a size M adult sized tee and uses the bottom 8 to 10″ of the tee.

vermillionrules.blogspot.ca

vermillionrules.blogspot.ca

adventuresofamiddlesister.blogspot.ca

adventuresofamiddlesister.blogspot.ca

Tie-Dye Swimsuit Cover Up [20]: Easy project using a Tie Dye kit, needle and thread and a plain white tee.

Handbag [21]: 5 or 6 tees are cut into strips to make yarn then knitted on circulars.

cynthiashaffer.typepad.com

cynthiashaffer.typepad.com

shopwalkinlove.com

shopwalkinlove.com

Plant Hanger [22]: A single tee is all that’s needed for this project (L or XL).

Maxi-Skirt [23]: Cute project for a young girl that will use up a handful of tees in assorted colors.

sundiandmike.blogspot.ca

sundiandmike.blogspot.ca

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URLs in this post:

[1] Clutch: http://www.madebylex.com/2010/08/recycled-t-shirt-clutch-tutorial.html

[2] Fabric Flowers: http://www.thebridescafe.com/?postID=892

[3] Grocery Bag: http://pm-betweenthelines.blogspot.com/2010/03/quick-fix-grocery-bag-tutorial.html

[4] this bag: http://www.marthastewart.com/266942/t-shirt-bag

[5] on this page: http://tipnut.com/35-reusable-grocery-bags-totes-free-patterns/

[6] Hat: http://atsecondstreet.blogspot.com/2010/05/t-shirt-hat.html

[7] Pom-Poms: http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/t-shirt-pom-poms-tutorial

[8] Latch Hook Rug: http://xoelle.com/2009/05/t-shirt-latch-hook-rug-tutorial/

[9] Recycled Tee Scarf: http://shwinandshwin.blogspot.com/2010/09/recycled-tee-scarf.html

[10] see this easy project: http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2010/02/easy-ruffled-t-shirt-scarf.html

[11] Crocheted Rug: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39345/how-to-crochet-a-rug-out-of-t-shirts

[12] Headband: http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-make-t-shirt-headband.html

[13] Upcycled Embellished Mittens: http://www.lilblueboo.com/2009/12/upcycled-embellshed-mittens-tutorial.html

[14] Pillow Chair: http://blog.makezine.com/craft/pillow_chair_from_t-shirts_and/

[15] Quilt: http://blog.makezine.com/craft/t-shirt_quilt/

[16] Macrame Throw: http://www.relevedesign.com/how-to-make-a-macrame-t-shirt-throw/

[17] Hand-Stitched Baby Hat: http://captaincrafty.com/2011/06/recycled-t-shirt-baby-hat/

[18] Sling Bag: http://www.brassyapple.com/2009/06/crafty-summer-series-t-shirt-results.html

[19] Ruffle Scarf: http://vermillionrules.blogspot.ca/2010/01/t-shirt-ruffle-scarf-tutorial.html

[20] Tie-Dye Swimsuit Cover Up: http://adventuresofamiddlesister.blogspot.ca/2012/07/diy-tie-dye-swimsuit-cover-up.html

[21] Handbag: http://cynthiashaffer.typepad.com/blog/2011/02/t-shirt-handbag-tutorial.html

[22] Plant Hanger: http://shopwalkinlove.com/2012/07/10/t-shirt-plant-hanger-diy/

[23] Maxi-Skirt: http://sundiandmike.blogspot.ca/2012/11/the-t-shirt-maxi-skirt.html

[24] How To Make Yarn: http://www.craftpassion.com/2009/05/recycle-tutorial-making-of-t-shirt-yarn.html

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