Sorting your wardrobe out? Fresh Start? Recycle those shirts…

January 20, 2013

I thought I would share with you some ideas for those shirts you may be parting with…

My husband has had a great sort out, so I have lots of shirts for recycling:)

Recycled Shirts

Recycled Shirt Ideas:

I started with making some PE Kit Drawstring bags for restocking my Etsy shop. There are lots of tutorials available on the internet for making drawstring bags, but I did particularly like one which suggested strengthening the corners of the base of the bag. It’s worth reading a few as different tutorials give different perspectives:)

PE Kit Drawstring Bag

But I was then left with a sizeable pile of fabric, so I have had a go at making children’s party bags, with boys in mind…

Boys Party Bag

There are of course lots of other ideas available on the internet, here are some of my favourites:)

bottle holder recycled bag

Sadly my husband prefers short-sleeved shirts!!

Shirt I Pod Cover, or Purse: www.creativewithkids.com/recycled-shirts-into-purses/

Shirt I Pod Cover, or Purse: www.creativewithkids.com/recycled-shirts-into-purses/

 

Courtesy of Martha Stewart: www.marthastewart.com/271811/blue-shirt-pillow

Courtesy of Martha Stewart: www.marthastewart.com/271811/blue-shirt-pillow

Tutorial here: http://www.adventuresindressmaking.com/2010/04/one-of-greatest-mens-shirt-makeovers.html

Tutorial here: http://www.adventuresindressmaking.com/2010/04/one-of-greatest-mens-shirt-makeovers.html

To purchase a PE Kit bag, or children’s bag visit my Etsy Shop.

5 comments so far.

5 responses to “Sorting your wardrobe out? Fresh Start? Recycle those shirts…”

  1. tartanpants says:

    Hi, just in case pingbacks don’t work, I have nominated you for an award – see today’s post xx I love your ideas for shirts x

    • That is so kind, and very exciting:) Thank you…. I am so new at blogging that I am not sure how awards work, does that mean I have the award or someone else decides?!!!
      Vicky
      x

      • tartanpants says:

        The award is yours, and all you have to do is nominate the latest 9 commenters on your blog. And you can place the award picture in your sidebar too like I have done xx

  2. Pam says:

    Ooh, I’d love that pile of shirts to refashion. Your drawstring bag looks great and I love the boy’s party bag.

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