Girls’ Neon Doily Shirt!


Kara found a great way to dress up a simple white t-shirt with inexpensive supplies. It’s cute, simple, and she shows you exactly what you’ll need and how to make it!

Neon Doily T-Shirt {tutorial} at Mine for the Making

Boys’ T-Shirt to Light Jacket!

Cheri created a cute light jacket for her boy(s) from an old t-shirt and some fabric scraps … and you can see exactly how she did it, and how you could make your own creation — or even adapt it for (gasp) a little girl!

T-Shirt to Spring Jacket at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar


Make “Fancy Pocket” Shorts from Sweatpants!

Get a lot of hand-me downs that need a little bit of help? Kat has a great idea for making cute kids’ shorts — with fancy pockets — from hand-me-down sweatpants! Check out her easy tutorial.

Repurposed Sweatpants to Fancy Pocket Shorts Tutorial at Our Homespun Haven

Make a Cascading Ruffle Skirt from Old T-Shirts!!


Got old knit t-shirts? Or some favorite knit fabric? Check out Wee Share’s super cute idea for making little girls’ cascading ruffle skirts in fun colors — perfect for girls who love girly, twirly skirts.

The Cascading Ruffle Skirt at Wee Share


$5 Swim Coverup from Dish Towels!!


Liz had the great idea to update an earlier project (see her post) with this great kids’ swim cover up project. She took dish towels of various sizes and made them into super inexpensive swim coverups … check out her great idea at the site!

Easy Swim Suit Coverup at Simple Simon & Co.

Create a Flower Bouquet Keepsake From Your Child’s Favorite T-Shirts!

When kids outgrow t-shirts it can be hard to want to get rid of them! But Heather came up with a brilliant idea for turning them into a cotton flower bouquet keepsake! Check out the link for her summary and detailed instructions!

{How To} Always in Bloom at  The Sewing Loft

80s Slashed or Fringed Shirts from $5 Tees!


We are fond of the 80s at our house, and we were very excited to find Simple Simon & Co.’s refashion project — take a $5 kids’ t-shirt — and with a few simple steps, you can make a cool fringed tee (above) or a slashed tee (check out the site for pics). Totally awesome, dudes!
Fringed and Slashed T-Shirts for $5 Friday at Simple Simon & Co.

Turn Old Clothes Into A Ruffled Apron!

Carrie’s Princess needed a fancy apron to help Mom in the kitchen — but why buy one when you can refashion one that fits a Princess’ exacting fashion needs from outgrown outfits? So that’s exactly what Carrie did — check it out and imagine how you might make one for you, your princess(es), or even as a gift!

Ruffled Apron Made From Old Clothes at Saving 4 Six

Upcycle An Adult T-Shirt Into a Kids’ Pleated T-Shirt Dress!


With summer upon us, little ones need cool and stylish outfits to wear to beat the heat. Nicole shows you how to make an adorable pleated t-shirt dress from a soft adult t-shirt, bias tape and a little sewing. Perfect!

Tutorial: The Pleated T-Shirt Dress at Create and Delegate

T-Shirt + Fabric = Adorable Girls’ Summer Maxi Dress!

Melissa’s “little fashionista” asked for a certain kind of summer dress, and Melissa delivered. What’s even better for us is that she shared how to make it. You can upcycle an old t-shirt and some cool fabric (she used voile) … and follow the directions for an amazing summer maxi dress!

Tutorial: Summer Maxi Dress, t-shirt refashion at The Polkadot Chair