50+ Recycled T-Shirt Craft Projects

by Johnnie Collier

50 Recycled T-shirt Crafts

This week’s 50+ round-up will give you some ways to recycle those shirts you never wear into lovely home decor, jewelry, ruffled tops and much more.  Don’t have any?  Hit the thrift stores and garage sales to snatch up shirts for next to nothing, in the color palate  perfect for you project.  Enjoy!

50+ projects to make using old t-shirts #recycletshirts #upcycle #repurpose

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1 Hilani - Handmade by Hilani February 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

This is great. Thanks. I’m attending a Pinterest Girls Night in on Monday and my project was up-cycling t-shirts! Ya!


2 Sharon February 24, 2012 at 12:34 am

I’m so excited to see my T-shirt wall art in your round up! Thank you so much for including it!


3 Katie February 24, 2012 at 11:02 am

Thank you for including my bleach pen shirt in your round up! I love all of these ideas!


4 creativejewishmom/sara February 26, 2012 at 3:32 am

thanks for linking to my t-shirt rug!


5 aimee February 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

great post, i made some t-shirt ruffles for a cushion last night i would love it if you could link up at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com/2012/02/hi-every-one-i-hope-you-have-had-great.html


6 Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot February 27, 2012 at 2:32 am

Thanks for featuring my Josephine Knot T-Shirt Bracelets! My blog is actually called Hot Polka Dot. :)


7 Audi March 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

Sorry maybe Im blind or an idiot but there is nothing here. Just the introduction and a picture. When I click on the picture it just pops up in another window. Im obviously missing something here. Can anyone help me?


8 SavedByLoveCreations March 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm

You should see the 50 thumbnails below the 50+ T-shirt button. It shows up for me in Firefox, Safari and IE.


9 mand February 19, 2013 at 5:21 am

A year later but I’ve just landed here on an upcycling hunt :) and just to say: I had to allow something called Inlinkz before the thumbnails showed. Hope this helps someone!


10 Candice March 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Thanks so much for featuring the Mielie T-shirt weaving! It’s been driving a ton of traffic to the post … hopefully drawing attention to this awesome little South African company!


11 SavedByLoveCreations March 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Oh good! I hope they see lots of visits!!


12 jennifer March 27, 2012 at 10:45 pm

hi. Just wanted to say that the link for the rosette pillow is wrong… i wanted to see this so badly that I ended up googling craft goodies until I found the right one. Here is the correct link to that tutorial.

Everything else is just great!! So excited to try so many of these projects! :)


13 Molly Kay April 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Thanks for linking to my rug tutorial, I appreciate it! Love all of these ideas, they’re all great for using up my scraps of t-shirts.


14 Ivriniel April 15, 2012 at 11:11 am

Um, I don’t see any projects here. I can see them in your other treasuries, but not this one, so I think there’s a problem with this page.


15 Ivriniel April 15, 2012 at 11:12 am

Weirdly, after I hit submit, the images popped up.


16 Mistie April 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm

It’s sooo cool to see all these great upcycled tshirt ideas.


17 Raven May 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm

can’t see the projects. :-/


18 jamie July 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I can’t see anything


19 SavedByLoveCreations July 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Hmmm… not sure why. I checked Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer and all the tutorials are there. Let me know if you still don’t see it. Thanks.


20 Kara July 29, 2012 at 1:23 am

What did you use to adhere the pattern so well to the shirt?


21 Dudley Avery October 4, 2012 at 1:00 am

These are so great! I love recycling, I have tons of old clothes on my closet and is thinking of throwing them away or giving them in charity, but some are just important to me. These are such a great idea to be able to use the old clothes.


22 Erika November 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm



23 Marnie January 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I have a tutorial for how to upcycle a Tshirt to make a pocket diaper (nappy) here:


24 Trish @ Uncommon February 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm

So many fun projects all in one place!! Gotta love a good t-shirt tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Take care,



25 Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage February 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Maybe I can get my hubby to part with the t-shirts that he’s had for 20 years!


26 Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. February 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

This is such a great idea! And since I just cleaned out my closet I found tons of old T-shirts just dying for a makeover! Pinning!


27 Gill January 10, 2014 at 6:08 pm

these are not loading up but they are great!!!


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