Recycle old t-shirts into new treasures!

This weekend my husband and I have made a pledge to one another… a serious vow and promise that will not be broken.  That promise?…

Clean our clothes closets and drawers! Ohhh, sounds romantic, yes?

teecycleWell, okay, not so romantic, but a necessity?… oh, yes!  It is a promise we have made innumerable times in the past year (and never followed through), but this time we really (REALLY!) mean it!

I have no doubt that one of the most popular items that need to go will be an abnormally huge amount of t-shirts.  Some will be destine for the “rag bag”, others will be donated, but did you also know that there are tons of ways to recycle t-shirts?

I discovered a site that has it all. Andy from has done all the legwork for us and has nearly EVERY way – most with tutorials and instructions!  Old t-shirts can be turned into amazing new products with real usefulness:teecycle scarf

Think new shirts, reusable bags, yoga pants, throw pillows, camis, scarves, carrying cases, blankets, skirts… the list goes on and on.

While you may not be looking to make a ninja hood (although Halloween is around the corner!) or decide to fashion a bikini (those days are looong gone!), there are some great ideas to “get your ‘reuse’ on”!

Take a look, grab an old tee and give it new life!

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3 thoughts on “Recycle old t-shirts into new treasures!

  1. OOOh I love this idea! I’ve recently gotten into knitting and would love to be more crafty and find other uses, besides dust rags for old tees. Sadly my reusable bag has become an out of control habit, so I might not need to make any of those right now, but I can’t wait to explore that site!
    .-= OneGreenMommy´s last blog ..Just 100 Calories? =-.

  2. OneGreenMommy – even those of us who are “not so crafty” can likely find some other use for all those tees! Let me know if you “give something a try!”

  3. Actually I wouldn’t count out the romanticism of de-cluttering… you never know what will come about after you both free up some space. 🙂

    I recently donated about 10-12 t-shirts myself (alas no romantic antics, but it sure feels good) nothing like Andy’s 200 tees (yikes!) That is a very extensive list of things to do with a t-shirt!
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