11 Ways To Upcycle A T-Shirt

11 Ways to Upcycle TShirts
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11 Ways to Upcycle TShirts

How many t-shirts are in your drawers? It’s estimated that over 2 billion t-shirts are sold each year (2012, Repair the World). T-shirts are a staple in our families wardrobe, but what happens to t-shirts when they don’t get worn any longer? You could always donate them to a thrift store, but their t-shirt shelves are overflowing and there isn’t much demand for used t-shirts. If you are a craft person, there are hundreds of fun projects you can make using t-shirts. Below are just a few of my favorite ways to upcycle t-shirts.

Source: Molly Kay Stoltz Blog

Source: Molly Kay Stoltz Blog

1. This super cozy t-shirt shag rug by Molly Kay Stoltz. 

tshirt bibs

Source: A Little Tipsy

2. These super hip t-shirt baby bibs by A Little Tipsy.

ManaTEE

Source: We Lived Happily Ever After

3. A cuddly manaTEE from We Lived Happily Ever After.

tshirt cloth diaper

Source: Dirty Diaper Laundry

4. Super affordable t-shirt cloth diapers by Dirty Diaper Laundry. 

tshirt cloth menstrual pads

Source: Put A Cup In It

5. Reusable t-shirt menstrual pads by Put A Cup In It. 

tshirt braided keychain

Source: Crafts by Amanda

6. This useful t-shirt braided keychain from Crafts by Amanda.

tshirt pom poms

Source: Crafaholics Anonymous

7. These decorative t-shirt pom poms by Craftaholics Anonymous. 

Alphabet Magnets

Source: The Daily B

8. These educational t-shirt alphabet magnets by The Daily B. 

tshirt knotted headband

Source: Love Stitched

9. This precious t-shirt knotted headband by Love Stitched. 

Braided Tshirt Rug

Source: Cauda Design

10. This very colorful crocheted t-shirt rug by Cauda Design.  

tshirt tote bag

Source: Mommypotamus

11. This handy no-sew t-shirt tote bag by Mommypotamus. 

The hardest part will be deciding exactly which t-shirts to cut up! What will you be creating first?

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Calley Pate

A self-described eco-junkie, Calley Pate is the owner and editor of The Eco Chic blog covering eco-friendly living, cloth diapers, parenting, photography, and life in general. Her passion growing up was the arts and the ocean. After working as an environmental contractor, Calley took the leap into blogging full time in 2011.Calley is also Marketing & Social Media Manager for Kelly’s Closet cloth diaper retailer.