Guest Post: 10 Ways to Repurpose Old T-Shirts

This guest post comes from Kira Cowan of Tip Hero

If you’re like me, you’ve had a ton of old t-shirts in your possession, at one time or another, that seemed to have piled up overnight. Between free t-shirt I’ve gotten at events and shirts from shows or sporting events I’ve been a part of, I’ve often found myself with more t-shirts than I could ever wear.

If you have the same problem and you feel like your drawers are weighed down by a plethora of old t-shirt (or even if you just a have a few you wouldn’t mind getting rid of), take a look at some creative ways to repurpose them from around the web:

  1. Turn Old T-Shirts into Pillows: decorative pillows are easy to make with t-shirts and a bit of pillow stuffing, and have to potential to hold great sentimental value.
  2. DIY Party Top: transform an old T into a shirt that you can wear for a night on the town.
  3. Pajama Pants: learn how to make comfy, colorful pants in this Instructables tutorial.
  4. Turn a Men’s T-Shirt into a Knotted Scarf: this great project makes a cute accessory that will keep you warm for the rest of winter.
  5. T-Shirt Quilt: this one may take you some time, but with some dedication and patience, you’ll create a really wonderful finished product.
  6. Quick Grocery Bag: make an easy bag with an optional pouch in 10 steps.
  7. Crochet a Rug Out of Old T-Shirts: all you’ll need are some big old t-shirts, scissors and a crochet hook for this cool project.
  8. 5-Minute Braided Headband: these quick and easy headbands are great for both girls and grown women.
  9. T-Shirt Apron: if you’re into cooking, crafting, plain sewing or, better yet, all 3, this is the project for you.
  10. Jumper Skirt Out of a T-Shirt: check out this step-by-step tutorial to make something fabulous out of something dull and drab.


  1. says

    I am so excited!What Great Go Green Projects! Thanks FaveCrafts! The T-Shirt Quilt sounds like a fun project! My nieces would love to get one as an easter present! I have been trying to decide what I could make for them for over a month now!I just love recycling and making old things new again!

    For all of you Creative Recyclers out there here is another T-Shirt Project for you. This was my January 2011 FC Blog Hop Entry. Hop on over to the Jan. 2011 FC Blog Hop and look for #18. T’s TShirt MooMoo Dress link. Blog Hop:
    Have a Happy Creative Day!
    T =)
    Owner and Creator of
    & FC Craft Designer

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