Want to see some upcycle magic? See how I upcycled an old shirt into three new items. I loved the fabric and details of this shirt, but not the fit. I never wore it but didn’t want to get rid of it because I loved the colour and design so much. I started cutting and made three items from it that now get lots of use!
When you love the colour and fabric of a clothing item but not the fit, upcycling is the answer!
reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.
Here is what I made from this ONE shirt:
I used the bottom hem of the shirt to make scrunchies. I was able to make 2 scrunchies from the hem of this one shirt. I love the trim detail and used that as the outside edge of the scrunchie.
Here is my Favourite scrunchie tutorial from Martha Stewart.
2. Face Mask
To make this simple mask:
- Cut out 2 – 6 x 9 inch rectangles
- Sew right sides together leaving a 1 inch opening.
- Turn right side out and stitch closed.
- Fold sides and sew to create channel for elastic loops.
- Insert elastic and tie knot to from loop.
3. Bowl Cover
I made a mixing bowl cover for my Kitchenaid Mixer bowl. This bowl cover gets a ton of use in my kitchen!
Here is a Mixing bowl cover tutorial from My Frugal Home.
What would you make out of an old shirt you no longer wear?