Have you been doing some decluttering and suddenly found that you have a stack of old t-shirts that you just don’t know what to do with?
Before you bundle them up and throw them out, have a think about some ways that you could reuse them. That way, you’ll get some more use out of it, and you’ll be doing your bit for the planet, too.
Did you know that you can make a washable tote bag out of an old t-shirt without having to sew?
Material tote bags are great because they can easily be stuffed into the bottom of your purse, in the footwell of the car, or in your coat pocket. Never again will you be caught short, and as a bonus, if you spill something, they can just be thrown into the wash, and they’ll come out good as new.
This method from mommypotamus takes just ten minutes, and there’s not a needle in sight. Use a brightly colored tee with a great design on it, and you’ll end up with a totally unique tote bag. You could even make smaller ones out of the kids’ old shirts as well.
If you’ve got a bare bit of floor that’s just crying out to have a bit of color added to it, then try using your old t-shirts to make a crochet rug.
For best results, you should use t-shirts that are as large as possible, and you’ll want to avoid using shirts that have print on them as this will spoil the pattern. It’s also important to use t-shirts that are a similar weight and material; otherwise, your rug may end up looking a little strange.
You’ll need to turn the t-shirts into yarn, and you can then crochet together your rug.
If you have t-shirts where you want to keep them because you like the design, then a great option is a t-shirt blanket. This is an especially good option where you have a lot of shirts that need to be used, for example, if one of your kids has every season’s shirt from their favorite sports team or every tour shirt from their favorite band.
You’ll be able to keep all of your favorite designs in one place, and you can choose either to display the blanket like a wall hanging or simply snuggle up underneath it.
Even better, you don’t have to do all that sewing yourself. Check out myt-shirtblanket.com; they’ll design and create your blanket for you, so all you’ll have to do is send in the t-shirts.
If you have an old shirt where you really like the design, but the fit isn’t so good, then try
turning it into a cushion. That way, you can look at the design all you want, without having to worry about whether or not it suits you!
If your shirts are worn and pretty much on their way out, then they can make a really great toy for your dog!
Your dog will absolutely love this because your shirts will smell like you, and it’s a super easy craft – all you’ll need is the shirts and a pair of scissors.