Make a Girls’ Twirly T-Shirt Dress!!

What little girl doesn’t love a comfy, twirly dress? Melanie made this adorable dress for her little girl — and gives you a detailed tutorial for sewing your own — check it out!

Twirly T-Shirt Dress Tutorial at The Crafty Cupboard

Create a Hip-Cinched Top!

Deanna saw a great blouse at Anthropologie and loved the cinch at the hip … but not the price! (Check out her site for the original inspiration.) She shows you how to upcycle and refashion a top — or even a t-shirt — with this fashionable hip cinch!

DIY Anthro-Inspired Hip Cinched Blouse at Recycled Lovelies

Turn a Men’s T-Shirt into a Cute Side-Gathered Top

Based on great response to a ‘what I wore Wednesday’ post that wasn’t a tutorial, Mandy accepted the challenge … and made an awesome tutorial for the same style shirt! She found the men’s t-shirt at the thrift shop, refashioning it into this cute side-gathered top. Get all the info at her site!

Side Gathered Shirt – Tutorial – men’s shirt refashion at Sugar Bee Crafts

Two Shirts Into One Super Easy, Super Cute Zig Zag Refashion!

Elizabeth has an awesome tutorial for “getting your feet wet” in refashioning with this easy project that takes two t-shirts — and makes one awesome one from them! You’ll love the flattering zig-zag pattern and her easy, step-by-step instructions.

nothing to wear? super easy zig zag refashion at Twelve Crafts Till Christmas

Downeast-Inspired T-Shirt Refashion — Add Ruffles!

Kimbo, inspired by a cool DownEast shirt, upcycled and refashioned a plain white t-shirt into a fun, ruffly one! You can see how she did it — complete with you-can-do-it-too steps, at her blog!

Another Downeast Shirt at A Girl And A Glue Gun

Make a Jersey Necklace From a T-Shirt!!

This is a standout refashion idea — it’s not just making clothes different — or making one kind of clothes into another kind of clothes. It’s making jewelry from clothes. And they’re fun, easy to do, you can make them in any color you like — and Melissa shows you how to do it. Plus — washable jewelry!

T-Shirt Refashion: Jersey Necklace at I Still Love You

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.

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

Long Sleeves to Short in 10 Minutes!

What did Susan do when her daughter wanted to wear a long-sleeved shirt on a 90-degree day? She refashioned that long-sleeved shirt into a short-sleeved shirt in 10 minutes flat! Her directions are easy to follow — try it! As she points out, it makes those winter clearance racks and thrift store finds that much more usable in the summer.

Long Sleeves to Short in Ten Minutes or Less at Crafterhours