18 T-Shirt Refashion and Upcycle Tutorials

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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!

T-Shirt Refashion and Upcycle Tutorials

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.

13 T-Shirt Refashion Tutorials // heatherhandmade.com

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!

T-Shirt Refashion and Upcycle Tutorials

T-Shirt Refashions and Upcycles for Women

T-Shirt Refashions and Upcycles for Kids

Which one would you like to try?

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

14 T-Shirt Refashion and Upcycle Tutorials
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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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I loved your re-fashioned coat story. I hoped to see it.
I made my own clothes when younger, now full-time fine art but still love sewing.
As a licensed therapist – on hiatus – I also loved the healing factor of making things.
Thank you!

Thanks for featuring my bow sleeve tee, love your site xoxoxo

Thank you so much for the feature! I am so glad you like my refashion. there are some wonderful ideas here. I paticulalry like the one with the bows on the shoulders 😀 xxx