Fabric Headband Refashion from a Thrifted T-Shirt

Fabric Headband Refashion from a Thrifted T-Shirt

I love refashioning and reusing t-shirts and other fabric scraps.  Upcycling all those t-shirts is so eco-conscious. I could write blog posts about all the t-shirt remakes that I do.  Alas, most are reused into cloth napkins, of which I have a variety of uses in my house.  However, the colorful t-shirts are often remade into something else, like upcycling skirts or completely remaking a shirt into a cut-out design.  Let’s turn this thrifted t-shirt into a fabric headband!! Continue Reading →
A Love Cut Out T-Shirt Refashion for Valentine’s Day

A Love Cut Out T-Shirt Refashion for Valentine’s Day

Remember this heart cut-out t-shirt refashion that I made for Valentine’s Day? And the heart shaped back cut out t-shirt?  That shirt is one of my favorites.  I wear it out and about a lot.  Like I said last week, tons of people have told me how much they love it, too.  So, we’re going to make more of these lovely upcycled and refashioned t-shirts.  My goal is to have an entire dresser drawer full of these lovelies by the end of the year!   Continue Reading →
Refashion a T-Shirt with a Heart Cut Out for Valentine’s Day

Refashion a T-Shirt with a Heart Cut Out for Valentine’s Day

Do you remember this heart cut-out t-shirt refashion?  I love that shirt.  Everyone else loves that shirt, too.  I get soooo many compliments on it.  The best part about that t-shirt is that it is a 10 minute, quick sew tutorial.  Well, this year, I have another quick-sew, step-by-step DIY tutorial on how to refashion a plain gray t-shirt into a back heart cutout for Valentine’s Day! Continue Reading →
Repurposing Clothing into Decorations: Homemade Sweater Pillow

Repurposing Clothing into Decorations: Homemade Sweater Pillow

Here is another upcycled/repurposing idea for everyone: sweater pillows.  Since I really needed some couch pillows, this makes for a fabulously frugal and really cool recycled clothing idea.  I gave the argyle one to my sister-in-law. My friend gave me an entire pile of clothing, yes, this is in addition to my already full closet full of my mother’s clothes!  I can’t say no to a good clothing deal though, and free is the best deal of all.  Out of that pile came a really cool men’s argyle sweater which was way too big for my husband but also way … Continue Reading →
Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

Welcome to spring, everyone!  I know it’s officially been spring for about two weeks, but it hasn’t felt like spring. Today, I’m refashioning a plain white, long-sleeve jersey shirt. We’re going to upcycle this shirt into something a little jazzier, with some dip dye and lace.  Another great t-shirt refashion, here we come! Continue Reading →
Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine’s Day

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine’s Day

Today we’re going to upcycle a t-shirt.  Like most stay-at-home or work-from-home moms, I don’t get dressed up every day.  I really don’t have a need to dress up. This might seem kind of funny since I run a blog that has a lot of recycled clothing. Also, if you are like me, then you have some of these faded-out t-shirts hanging around.  Perfect for refashioning those t-shirts into something cool! This shirt is also too big.  I like a nice fitting t-shirt.  So I got out one that fits pretty well (my husband bought me this as a souvenir … Continue Reading →
Refashioning a Dip Dyed Dress

Refashioning a Dip Dyed Dress

I found this great dress at the Salvation Army and it was only $3. It was also brand new, with the tags, which said it was a bridal dress.  I’m not so sure any bride would wear it … as it was definitely see through as well.  Almost looked like a nightgown actually.  But with a few refashions, it will be a daytime dress! I’ve wanted to try dip dyeing for a while now, so I went out and bought some wine-colored RIT dye.  Here we are in the bath. I sun dried the dress, and then ran it through … Continue Reading →
Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Cupcake Picks

Recycling Postal Mailers: How-To Make a Valentine’s Day Cupcake Picks

Apologies because this post is coming a day early, but I wanted to get it out in time for Valentine’s Day.  Last week, I showed you how to make cute little heart pockets for the ones you love, but I can’t let those little bits and pieces of the USPS Postal Mailers go to waste, so I am making some cute cupcake picks to use them up.  Those mailers make for wonderful craft projects, so be sure to recycle them into something special.  (Just don’t go pick up the free ones from the post office – use them after they … Continue Reading →