welcome to day 1 of our upcycling week! today is all about repurposing an old t-shirt. these are (fairly) easy projects, we'll talk about projects made from a t-shirt that require a few more steps later this week. so if you're new to sewing, there might be something here for you.
we seem to have a never-ending supply of men's t-shirts in our house, but you will always find plenty in any thriftstore. look out for colourful stripes and cool patterns that will look great on a child too.
let's start with the easiest project, the t-shirt pixie hat:
all you need to do is take a fitting hat, place it on the t-shirt making use of the existing hem, add an inch or so for seam allowance, and draw on the pixie hat shape. then cut through both layers of the t-shirt, place the two pieces right sides together and sew with a light zigzag stitch. it's a sweet and simple project. and due to the jersey fabric, the hat practically grows with the child. our little guy has been wearing this hat for almost a year now!
another really easy project is making a pair of pants. i love using the tutorial in amanda soule's the creative family. this tutorial on make baby stuff is also great, you can use the instructions for the t-shirt pants as well. just always remember to make use of the existing hem, because that saves you a lot of work and makes it an easy project.
here is a skirt i shared a few months ago already, also made from an old t-shirt:
did you ever make something new from an old t-shirt? please share in the comments so we can go check it out!!
MORE OF UPCYCLING WEEK:
:: day 2 :: a few stitches here and there
:: day 3 :: going a step further
:: day 4 :: iron-ons
:: day 5 :: home decor and accessories
:: day 6 :: roundup / link list