Plain Shirt Gets a Fancy Bow

bow tee refashion

Most people don’t know how much I love bows on things – but, I really love bows. Can you believe this pretty shirt was made from a tee? It looks so upscale, and achieving this look isn’t difficult at all. Visit Michael Ann to see how it was done.

Bow Tee Refashion DIY at Michael Ann Made

Turn T-Shirts Into Totes!

t-shirt to tote bag refashion

Are you one of “those” farmer’s market people? Me too! We have a great local one, and everyone takes re-usable bags. I recycle plastic bags as often as I can, but I realize I need to take it a step further and bring my own bags! This is a great solution, because not only can I bring my own bag, but I don’t even have to buy it. Just make it from old t-shirts! Easy peasy. Get the tutorial below.

T-Shirt Tote Bag at Etectorize

Refashion Children’s T-Shirts Into Flowers

refashion children's t-shirts into flowers

This is a bit more unusual than the typical clothing refashion, but that is why we like it! If you have a bunch of children’s shirts that you don’t want to throw away (sentimental value), turn them into flowers! Maybe the child who wore the shirts is getting married – you can make them into a bouquet! You can also turn them into decor for your home or accents for other clothing. The sky’s the limit! Learn how it was done from Heather below.

Always in Bloom at The Sewing Loft

Add Rainbow Polka Dots to Anything!

As you can tell by our challenge this month, we love rainbow! It looks especially fantastic on white an as an accent (you know, like Mork’s suspenders). We spotted this tutorial for jazzing up a white t-shirt with rainbow polka dots and had to share! Now it’s time to pull something out of your closet and add rainbow polka dots to it – just follow this tutorial.

DIY Polka Dot Pencil Eraser Shirt at Momtastic

Make a Squeezebox Top Out of T-Shirts

Refashioned squeezebox top

I love it when bloggers attempt something they see and it works out! This top is the perfect example of an idea gone completely right (no craftfails here!), and a designer inspired top results. And the inspiration is from one of my favorite stores ever. I bet it’s yours too! Visit the post to see what store I’m talking about and to also find out how this fancy top was made.

Squeezebox Top Tutorial at U-Create

Sew a Striped Infinity Scarf

how-to-make-a-simple-scarf-infinityYou might think us crazy for posting a scarf – the weather is just about to get hot! But this is not any scarf, it’s a t-shirt scarf. On those cool summer evenings, you can wear one without being too hot . . . and just think of how cute you will look! This one particularly caught my eye because of the stripes, but obviously you can use any t-shirt that floats your boat. Even a printed one might look cool. Visit Shannon to get the simple tutorial.

The Easiest DIY T-Shirt Infinity Scarf at Madigan Made

Simple T-Shirt to Cardigan

refashion a t-shirt to a sweater

I’m one of those women that doesn’t get cold very often, especially in the summer – I’m frequently burning up! There are those rare occasions (cold front, movie theater) where I need a bit of sweater but don’t want anything bulky. That is where the t-shirt cardigan comes in! Get the cool feel and breathability of cotton with the cardigan action of a regular sweater. Any cotton t-shirt will do, and you can make several of these for hardly any money. I also love the floral accents on the lapel. How pretty!

T-Shirt to Cardigan at Keeping It Simple

Saucy Romper Refashion

lingerie refashion

We totally understand why Lex would NOT want to model this little number – you wouldn’t catch either of us wearing our skivvies on a blog either! This little romper is so cute, and can you believe it’s made of t-shirts? It looks really comfortable, and the stripes make it all the better. You’ll be working with elastic, but don’t be intimidated – it’s easier than you think!

Jersey Romper at Made By Lex

A Girls’ Dress From Three Shirts

refashioned girls' dress

Can you believe how sweet this jersey dress is? Pam refashioned three t-shirts into a little girl’s dress, and there are so many cute details. The panels in the skirt are so cute – and who doesn’t love a little flower at the waist! I love this idea, and it would be fun to make another sassy version out of t-shirts with print on them.

Project Recycle – Week 3 at Threading My Way