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{30} Fun & Useful Things to Do with Old T-Shirts

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I am counting down the days to my 30th birthday, and I couldn’t be more excited! Truly! As I was brainstorming ways to celebrate here on the blog, I couldn’t help but think that 30 lists of {30} items would be just about perfect for my type-A, list-making self. Join me for the next month as I share the things I’ve learned in the past 30 years and my hopes for the future! See all 30 Days of {30} posts here.

I love t-shirt crafts; they’re so simple and inexpensive, and yet the results are amazing! From upcycled clothing and jewelry to accessories and toys for the kids, it seems there’s no limit to what can be made from an old t-shirt.


Here are 30 projects to try with your stash of old t-shirts:


1. Adult skirt.

2. Yoga pants.

3. T-shirt shrug.

4. Dolman tee.

5. Underwear (ha!).

6. Striped skirt.

7. Custom design them.

8. Upcycled tank.


9. Summer sandals.

10. Jersey bracelets.

11. Bangle bracelets.

12. Necklace.

13. Braided necklace.

14. Scarf.

15. Bag.

16. T-shirt headband.


17. Rolled rosette pillow.

18. Ruffled rosette pillow.

19. Ruffle pillow.

20. Pom-poms.

For kids:

21. T-shirt bunny.

22. Flower barrettes.

23. Baby skirt.

24. Dress with braided collar.

25. Custom bleached shirt.

26. Sundress.

27. Superhero cape.


28. Cleaning rags.

29. Produce bags.

30. T-shirt yarn.

Do you have a stash of old t-shirts that you can’t bear to part with? What other projects would you add to this list?