What To Do With Old T-shirts? 12 Creative Ideas

Go now to your closet and look for how many t-shirts you own. There is no way that you would find an amount of less than 10. You may be wearing only a collection of a total of five t-shirts. The rest are either old, small, or not stylish anymore.

There is this time every year where we go to our closet and say, well, let us get you organized. We make it more organized, clothes become more accessible. We take the summer clothes out or tuck them in. But then, here comes that pile of t-shirts that we cannot seem to get rid of. 

Here we are going to teach you some things you can do to your old unused t-shirts to make them more usable.

15 Amazing Things You Can Make from Old T-shirts

Let’s get started.

1. Make a Tote Bag

Tote Bags have numerous uses in our daily lives. From holding diapers to holding groceries. They are wonderful. Tote Bags not only do not require sewing, they only take about 10 minutes to make. 

Check out a step-by-step tutorial on this amazing website: Mummypotamus

2. Make Some Baby Bibs

Baby Bibs

Baby Bibs is a great way to transform your old unused t-shirts. Not only, you can use them on your own baby, but also, they can be a thoughtful gift for a new or expecting mum.

It might take you more than 10 minutes to do them, but the results are worth it. 

Check out how to do them in this tutorial at Instructables

3. Make a DIY Workout shirt

This a great idea to transform your old t-shirt. Instead of going out to buy a new workout shirt –which nowadays does not come cheap– you can transform one of your own into a workout one. You don’t know how to make this happen?

Well, you can out this full tutorial on how to make a DIY Workout Shirt from used t-shirt via this link: Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth

4. Make a Pillow

Yeah, we all love pillows. Admit it you could not wait when you were young to play pillow fight with your relatives. If you do not have enough pillow, or if you just want more pillows for decorations and stuff. Then, your old t-shirts come in handy. 

Check out this tutorial from Shelly to know the steps of making a t-shirt pillow – Frugal Family Home

5. Make an Ombre Fringe Skirt

If you have little princesses at home, then this one is really for you. Using your old t-shirts to make them a fringe skirt is something they will appreciate a lot. And you would be their favorite parent for quite some time. 

Ashley from Make it & Love it takes us into a step by step tutorial on how to make Ombre fringe skirt from old t-shirts.

Check out the tutorial from here: Make it and Love it

6. Make a Belt

Yep, you read that right. Make a belt. But hold on, not just any belt, a braided belt that is. If you are a belt and accessories person, you will find this option plausible and even cute. You can make these belts of any color and size you want. 

To know how to make them follow this instruction here: Instructables

7. Make a Tank Top

This is not a workout tank top. This is your everyday casual tank top choice. The brilliant part here is that you do not need a sewing machine to do it, you can sew it manually.

On top of that, it will save you a lot of money to have several tank tops without buying anything. Especially, if you use a t-shirt you have not used in a long time, it would be a new tank top. 

To know how it is done follow this guide here at All Day Chic

8. Make a Rug

You know these parts of your floor where you think to yourself it really needs a rug. However, you do not buy one as they are pretty expensive. 

The best part about it, it does not require sewing at all. 

Check out the step by step guide by Liz here at Sew4bub

9. Make a Necklace

I do not know if you have heard about this t-shirt necklace before or not, because I have not. This is quite a new but brilliant idea. It is elegant too. 

The t-shirt necklace is kind of a crossbreed between the scarf and the traditional necklace. 

I can tell you that if you are looking for something new and remarkable, you will not be disappointed. 

To know how it is done follow this tutorial by Linda at: Craftaholics Anonymous

10. Make a Summer Dress

What To Do With Old T-shirts Summer Dress

Tell me you do not find summer dresses cute. If you do not then you are lying. Summer Dresses are so cute. They are more stylish cover-ups than just a baggy t-shirt. 

A great way to put your old t-shirts to use is by converting them into summer dresses. I know I want to do so. 

The best way to know how to do so is by following the guides of the experts. Here Laura provides you with the needed guidance to make your cute summer dress, just follow this link: Trash to Couture

11. Make Pom Poms

Have you ever gone to one of your friends’ house and saw some Pom Poms hanging from the ceiling in her room. They look so cute hanging there and make some kind of cheerful spirit to the room. 

Well, no need to be jealous anymore, you can use your unused t-shirts and make you some. 

Just follow the step-by-step guide from Linda via this link: Craftaholics Anonymous

12. Make a Baby Romper

What To Do With Old T-shirts - Romper

This one is adorable. Imagine one of your old unused t-shirt transformed into a baby romper.

The process is easy too if you follow this tutorial by Sulafaye at: The Seamery

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