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Upcycling T-shirts in 3 Easy Projects

Upcycling T-shirts in 3 easy projects is a step to becoming part of the sustainable fashion movement. Reuse and refashion your current wardrobe. Be the change!

We all have a stack of tee shirts- too good to give away or toss but for whatever reason, we don’t wear them anymore. Check out these project examples then scoot over to YouTube for the full step by step tutorial on how to get started. Refashioning tee shirts upcycling project is a perfect solution for your old tee shirt collection.

upcycling t shirts in 3 easy projects

Combination tee

Here are a few shirts that I don’t wear anymore but I still love the colors and the feel of the fabrics. With creative thinking, you can refashion, fix and upcycle your favorite jersey cotton tees.

With a basic knowledge of sewing, patience (jersey cotton can be challenging to sew!) and perseverance you can do your part. Help stop climate change because saving the planet is key! An excellent reason to learn how to sew…

Covering a logo

These two shirts were combined for similar reasons. The blue shirt fit great but I was done with the logo. The robot images on the white shirt were good but the shirt was too small for anyone in our family to wear again.

The fit of the refashioned tee stays the same. No layers are added just a panel added in a quilt piecing kind of way. This technique is an easy way to insert a favorite logo or saying onto an already well fitting shirt.

Long sleeve logo fix

And of course, upcycling of the coveted well fitting long sleeve tee shirt because it’s worth saving. The third project in the video tutorial is another technique for covering a logo. Create or fix a long sleeve shirt, add sleeve length, change colors or subtract length- it’s up to you. Don’t wait… watch the process of a refashioning tee shirts upcycling project. Get ready to do you part and your own repurposing!

For more easy and fun upcycling ideas check out these other ideas: a repurposed vintage towels project or make an upcycled denim wall organizer.

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