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!
Learn how to raise a neckline of a dress with this simple sewing tutorial. Fix a low cut neckline of a prom dress or any formal dress. It’s really hard to find a dress that is exactly what you are looking for. There’s always something a little bit wrong with the fit, style, or color….
Make a DIY Anna cloak that she wears as she travels into the Enchanted Forest. This is an upcycle so it’s easier and cheaper! When I saw Anna’s travel cloak in Disney’s Frozen 2, I just kept thinking how easy it would be to make from a skirt. It’s essentially a skirt in a bunch…
Learn how to make a baby cardigan onesie with a simple DIY tutorial. This baby sewing project is fun and easy to make! Little babies are so fun to sew for. They look so cute in anything you make with their soft skin and sweet smiles. My favorite way to sew for babies is to…
Make the perfect Valentine’s sweater with this DIY LOVE applique tutorial. Crochet yarn into a chain and then sew it onto the sweater. I wanted to make myself a Valentine sweater, but I was looking for something subtle that I could wear all winter. I also wanted to stay away from the classic Valentine colors….
Use one of these three ways to make a sweater to a cardigan refashion. Each tutorial works differently for different sweaters. If you have to many sweaters and need more cardigans you can turn your sweater to a cardigan with one of these refashion tutorials. If you get a stain or a hole on the…
Learn how to shorten sleeves of a button up shirt to get the right fit. This is a simple alteration to make your sleeves the right length. Everyone needs alterations to make your clothes fit. Clothes are made to fit an arbitrary average that doesn’t actually exist. You can shorten the sleeves of a button…