Let me preface this with I had not used my sewing machine in about 6 years and was able to do the sewing it took to put these two things together. So if I can do it you can do it!
I have a ton of OSU shirts since it is my alma mater. Then, with every race that we do we get another t-shirt. Needless to say I have a ton of shirts! I am wanting to do really low budget things for Christmas, but that are still unique and appreciated. I started looking on Pinterest to find some ideas on what to use t-shirts for.
Here are two of the ideas that I have done so far. Merry Christmas to my sister! Thread cost $1.50 and I still have a ton of it so we will say this present cost 25 cents. Win!
1) Gather shirts of like color or theme.
2) Cut logos/designs out. I did different heights, but did about 10 inches wide.
3) Cut some extra fabric out to go between logos. Again different heights but same width.
4) Piece together and straight pin them together. Mine was about 6 and a half foot it length total.
5) NOTE: At the half way mark you need to flip the logos to face the opposite end. Envision it hanging around your neck to help figure out which direction the logos need to hang.
6) Sew pieces together. I sewed it with the seam facing out to add some texture to it with a wider back and forth stitch so it is like a zig zag.
7) Take out pins and done!
T-Shirt Reusable Tote
1) Use a seam ripper to take stitching out of sleeves. The sleeves just fall off this way. Remove extra string parts that are woven into shirt.
2) Cut neck out of shirt to create the top opening.
3) Turn shirt inside out and line up the bottom of the shirt together.
4) Sew bottom together.
5) I used the doubled over fabric from the bottom of a sleeve as the bow if you want to add that.
6) Easy as that and you are done!
There we have it 2 DIY t-shirt ideas for about 25 cents! Easy, simple, cost effective yet unique! I need some more ideas!
What are some DIY cost effective gifts you have thought about making?
Until Next Time- Truly Love,