Uses for old t-shirts?
October 29, 2004 9:40 AM   Subscribe

I've got several cool old t-shirts that are too small for me now, but that I'd like to use for something. So far the only idea I could come up with was pillows. Any suggestions?
posted by drezdn to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Try, they retool t-shirts all the time.
posted by agregoli at 9:51 AM on October 29, 2004

There's a great set of instructions for a duvet cover made of old tshirts in the latest Budget Living. I'm actually going to make one myself.
posted by sugarfish at 10:00 AM on October 29, 2004

lampshade, or frame and hang them, or cover a treasure box with them, or if you have a lot, cut them up and make a quilt. Readymade has pillow instructions tho
posted by amberglow at 10:21 AM on October 29, 2004

Turn them into underwear
posted by Tenuki at 10:29 AM on October 29, 2004

Shane asked this q a few months ago (his was about tshirts that you didn't wear anymore but didn't want to throw out) - search that thread for some great answers.
posted by iconomy at 10:29 AM on October 29, 2004

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posted by widdershins at 10:33 AM on October 29, 2004

Sell them on eBay?
posted by internal at 10:41 AM on October 29, 2004

posted by subpixel at 10:45 AM on October 29, 2004

How about a quilt? My wife has taken up quilting over the past several years, and recycles all kinds of fabrics into her creations.
posted by kickerofelves at 12:50 PM on October 29, 2004

Sell them to a thrift store and before long lots of horn-rimmed hipsters will be wearing them all over town.
posted by xmutex at 2:09 PM on October 29, 2004

You could make a cool wall-hanging. Sew each T-shirt to a square or rectangle, but before sewing the T-shirt all the way down, stuff it a little with cotton batting to give it a 3D look. Then sew the squares together, perhaps with a lattice work of contrasting strips. Finish with two or three different fabrics to frame the entire piece.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 5:19 PM on October 29, 2004

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