Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Recycled T-Shirt ideas

Generally I think if you aren't wearing a t-shirt, pass it on to someone who needs it via DI or Goodwill or something, but sometimes you just love a shirt for sentimental reasons, or maybe it has a really cute design on it, or it's ripped or stained and not really wearable. In those cases, you need a good project! This book caught my attention:I think craft books are great gifts to give and get, but there are so many free ideas out there I can't bring myself to buy one for me, so I've been doing some online searches and found these great ideas:
Make a quilt or a pillow- sew pieces together like these:
Stretch them onto an embroidery hoop or picture frame for instant wall art. (via Betz White)
I love this idea from Craft Gossip, turn the sleeve into a baby hat:

You could make a bag:You could also make drawstring style bags, I saw some little ones made with sleeves, or turn your old shirt into a nightgown or swim cover up for your girls!

I'm dying over these little gauchos that popped up on my google reader this morning made from recycled t-shirts:

And finally, if you're really talented and ambitious, you can cut up a shirt and crochet it into a little creature:
Now go- make something! And tell me if you do, I want to see it!


Tami Allred said...

I'm so glad you do this sort of thing.
I look at those cute ideas and go, "That's nice"
Fact - my t-shirts will stay hung in the closet forever.
You youngens have fun!!

Shauna said...

That little baby hat is so cute!

McDonald Army Brats*** said...

I love it! :)

Lotsie said...

I love the little baby hat!