Guest Post: Recycle Your Husband’s Old T-shirts

Behold! My first contribution as a guest on this wonderful site, and this here thus, is my first guest blog post. I’m so excited I can barely contain my “yehaws and guffaws!”.

Ladies (and perhaps some gentlemen) if you are like me, you have a wonderful husband who holds onto his youth through his t-shirt collection. These veritable gems, prizes of youth, are nothing short of eye sores and may even in some cases qualify as hazardous waste! But, in the age of the “greenies” I feel compelled to make the most of every scrap, shred and ounce of recyclable product. There for I submit the tutorial that is linked above.

Usually the thought of parting with any of these beauties, these veritable gems in the rough, would be out of the question! But ladies, I have found a way. This must remain a secret between us girls, but I have found a way to break through the fortress of OCD and make my husband give up the t-shirts. It goes a little like this…

me – “honey, do you think we could get rid of some of these drawer liners?”
him – “nope”
me – “Look at this! I can’t even close the drawer!”
him – “yep”
me – ” you know what would be really cute? If I made a cute little pair of pants out of this old Grateful Dead t-shirt for Rowan. Then daddy can wear one of his t-shirts and Rowan can wear the pants. You can be daddy and baby deadheads!”
Him – “hmm”
Me – (blink eyelashes, smile big) “Please, please…it would be so cute! Kinda sexy in that husband as Dad sexy way…”
him – (soaking in the reality of being sexy) “okay.”

Voila! One shirt at a time, I am slowly reducing the collection to the oldest and most tattered, not fit for recycling (forgive me greenies!). Anyway, if this works on your man, then hopefully this tutorial below will be helpful.




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  1. Jackie G Jax says

    I love your thinking, the pants are very cute. I’m thinking boxer shorts for the older boys. Hmm !! works for me.would love to see more of your ideas.

  2. robin says

    I love the idea, but I can’t believe anyone would cut up a Grateful Dead T shirt!! All of my super group shirts that I no longer wear are in plastic storage bags, in a box under the bed!! My Jimi Hendrix, Doors, Alice Cooper etc,!!! I’m a wife and mother, but if my husband tried to cut any of my T-shirts (T-shirts = Memories!!) there is gonna be trouble. LOL..But the idea is great for other tyopes of shirts…like sports teams for example.

  3. Stephennie says

    What a great idea! I want some just for me. My friend and I have been doing different things with old t-shirts but nothing like this. I am going to tell her about this idea of your AFTER I make a pair! She usually comes up wiht the ideas and I have to sew them. She doesn’t sew. This will totally blow her away as she loves t-shirt material. Thanks alot for your haring your idea and patter! Stephennie

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