Who doesn't have an old t-shirt that they either neglect or are thinking about tossing...
...We all do.
So instead of forgoing them any longer how about re-purposing them .
Check out my latest segment on Mirror Mirror with the ever so lovely Ms. Rebecca Speara.
Rebecca and I about to tackle 5 ways to re-purpose a T-shirt.
- Spread an old t-shirt flat on a table
- To create a pattern on top with a thick marker, draw across the collar, along the armpits, down the side and across the bottom
- Grab your (sharp) scissors and start cutting along your pattern
- When you're finished, it's all about how you put it on -- put both arms through the circle and let it fall like a vest!
- Lay your t-shirt flat on a table
- Grab a marker and create a one-inch border around the collar, pressing hard with your marker so it bleeds through to the other side
- Draw another dotted line about one inch from the bottom hem of the shirt
- Then draw another dotted line about an inch above that line
- Flip the shirt over and follow the same pattern on the sleeves
- Create a V along the neckline
- Cut out your pattern
- To make the racerback part, take the extra piece that you cut from the bottom and stretch it out
- Cut it open to make one long strip
- Gather the sleeves about two inches from the top and knot the strip around the sleeves
- Then wrap the strip around and around, pulling tight and knotting it at the end
- Fold a t-shirt in half, then quarters, then eighths
- Cut one inch wide strips
- Snip the pieces into long strips and pull to stretch out
- Next, do a five strand braid...
- Gather the ends of five stands together, knot them, and lay the strands out straight on the table
- Starting at the right, take the end stand and cross it over the one next to it
- Then take the middle strand and cross it over the one next to it in the same direction
- Take the leftover stand and cross it over the stand next to it heading back in the other direction
- Keep crossing the strands the same way, back and forth
- Knot both ends and make a bracelet or necklace or headband!
- Grab an old t-shirt and lay it flat.
- Write out lyrics, poems or favorite quotes with Elmer's Gel Glue.
- Allow the glue to completely dry, may take 45 min.
- Create your dye bath, instructions are HERE
- Dunk shirt in for 5-15 min. in dye bath depending on desired. Make sure to wear gloves so your pretty nails do not find themselves dyed.
- Remove shirt from bath and let it dry.
- Wash in cold water and dry normally.
- Create your pattern and draw on contact paper, sticky side down.
- Razor cut your image on contact paper.
- Take your dark t-shirt and lay it flat.
- Make sure to put a thick piece of cardboard imbetween shirt.
- Peel off back side paper from contact sheet and place sticky side down on t-shirt.
- Scrub Clorax Bleach Pen over pattern.
- Allow bleach to completely dry.
- Peel of contact paper.
- Wash in cold water seperately and dry normally.
- Enjoy your cute "T'.
Behind the scenes with Rebecca where great memories were made.
- Get crackin'
- Ps Big thanks to Rebecca and the Mirror Mirror crew!