Do something fun with all those extra t-shirts by using one of these fun t-shirt refashion and upcycle tutorials! Reuse something unwanted!
Either my husband or I have WAY too many t-shirts hanging around. T-shirts are always in abundance at the thrift store and easy hand-me-downs to come by, so I put together a round up of some awesome t-shirt refashion tutorials that you can do yourself!
There’s a tutorial for every problem you have: too large, too small, cover a stain, sew inexpensively, etc!
What is refashioning?
Refashioning is to fashion clothing again or differently. I usually use this to describe when I’m sewing clothing to fit different or to look different, but the majority of the item stays the same.
what is upcycling?
Upcycling is to reuse material to create something better than the original. I usually use this to describe when I’m sewing adult clothing into clothing for children or I’m sewing clothing into an accessory or house item.
Upcycling saves time, saves money, saves the environment, and saves memories.
Save time by reusing details from the original shirt. Save money by using something you already have.
Save the environment by keeping t-shirts out of the landfill. Save memories by reusing a favorite adult t-shirt for your toddler or child.
Do you love to refashion? Check out these lists of refashion ideas! There’s something for everyone!
Use some leftover purse hardware and some mini pompoms to make this adorable mini wreath. This DIY pompom ornament makes a lovely Christmas decoration. I’ve always loved the look of those snowball pompom wreaths, but I never wanted to make all those pompoms by hand. Instead I made a mini version to hang on the…
Learn how to shorten a sweater or a jumper that is too long with a sewing machine. This sewing tutorial keeps the ribbing intact for a professional finished hem. It can be very frustrating when a sweater is too long, and it just doesn’t look right. It’s hard to wear or the proportions are off….
Easily turn a wool sweater into a felted wool storage basket with this simple sewing tutorial. It’s a great way to put use to those extra sweaters! I have a thing with baskets and bins. It’s so fun to organize with cute organizing items. An easy way to to make your own storage basket is…
Learn different ways to reuse and find elastic from common items found around the home. There’s lot’s of ways to get cheap and free elastic! I remember looking in my mom’s sewing box as a kid and seeing lots of random elastic pieces. Some of them were cut off of pants and underwear, and I…
Take two cardigans and turn them into one cardigan. This color blocked cardigan refashion is a great way to change the length of the body and sleeves. I have a great tutorial to share that combines two cardigans into one. I will be teaching how to color blocking cardigans for women and specifically sweater knits….
With all the extra men’s button up shirts that can be found at thrift stores, sew them into something else with one of these men’s shirt refashion tutorials! I love refashioning men’s button up shirts. It’s definitely at the top of my list of favorite items to refashion. There’s plenty of fabric, and the woven fabric is…