Collect those time-worn, faded or special t-shirts from your closet and rescue them from becoming a rag bag victim by exploring alternative uses for your t-shirts that will knock your socks off!
Betcha’ thought the only thing you could do with a t-shirt was wear it with your favorite jeans or shorts. Nope, you’re wrong! Don’t ya’ just hate being wrong? I sure do! Well, when we’re done with ya’, you’re not only going to have the straight skinny on how to extend the life of those favorite t-shirts … but also be admired by friends and family for your creativeness. So let’s get to work!
Dream sweet dreams on your favorite t-shirt pillow. That’s right, you can turn those old or out-grown t-shirts into fantastic pillows for any room of home. Children love having their favorite t-shirts turned into bedroom pillows because it allows them to hang on to those special t-shirts that they love. For instructions to create your own t-shirt pillow, we have provided a link to help you with the easy process.
T-shirt Pillow Instructions
Become a fashion Diva in a t-shirt dress that you created! Grab that favorite t-shirt hanging in your closet and run to the fabric store to find some coordinating fabric to create a delightful and comfortable t-shirt dress for you or that little girl. Find some great instructions for creating a t-shirt dress at the following link:
My personal favorite alternative use for t-shirts are t-shirt quilts. I love them because they are bright and colorful and can record your life by the special t-shirts you’ve collected. If you want to create a special gift for your children, a t-shirt quilt of their favorite t-shirts will not only keep them warm but will also warm their hearts. For more on t-shirt quilts we offer the following link:
Did you know you can turn that infant onesie … creeper … bodysuit, whatever term you use, into a gorgeous little dress for any little girl? You sure can and they are adorable! Just take a gander at the cute little baby dress created from an infant’s onesie in this link:
It’s break time! Set back and sip that java and view this remarkable video demonstrating all the great dresses you can create from a single t-shirt.
Nicolay, who learned to sew from her mother, a professional clothing designer, shows how to turn ordinary shirts into trendy clothing and more - a basic tote bag, leg warmers, drawstring purse and pillows, just to name a few - with ample illustrations, clear diagrams and suggested pattern variations. She also provides a wealth of "Tee Trivia" - did you know that "the T-shirt was originally worn as men's underwear. Not until the 1970s was the T-shirt allowed as outerwear in schools."
Check out the T-shirt Makeovers by Megan Nicolay in the following link:
You can never have too many tote bags! Create a personalized version of a tote bag with your favorite t-shirt and tote those personal items in style! For more information on how to create a T-shirt Tote Bag, check out the following link:
Now, take a deep breath as this t-shirt recycling idea will knock the wind outta ya’! Did you know that you can create underwear from t-shirts? Uh-huh, it took me by surprise too! Get the skinny on turning outerwear into underwear at the following link:
Decorate your home or office with framed t-shirt art! Yep, you can turn that special t-shirt into a beautiful piece of art and preserve that memory of a special event or an accomplishment for a lifetime. I’ve provided you with two links to explore the process of framing t-shirts as it can be accomplished in many ways.
It’s time to let ya’ rest and think about all the creative alternative uses for the t-shirts hanging in the closet. But, be warned … we’ve got a whole filing cabinet full of great alternative uses for products that we will be sending your way. So don’t forget to bookmark us! Until next time …
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