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If you are about to throw your old shirts away, stop! Why not give them a quick makeover and turn them into useful items? Here’s how to easily transform t-shirts into stylish new apparel or other practical items. These 7 simple ways are guaranteed to be easy, quick and hassle-free!

Choker Tie-Front Shirt

Materials:

T-Shirt
Scissor

Instructions:

  1. Lay the shirt on a flat surface and cut the collar into a deep V neck (about 6 inches).
    Flip the shirt to start cutting the backside. Cut off ⅓ of the fabric from the bottom, start by cutting open the side seam, then cut across horizontally.
  2. Now with the front of the shirt, just cut it in half down the middle from the bottom up to the height of the backside to create the tie-front piece.
  3. Your mediocre tee is now transformed into a trendy choker tie-front shirt. Pair it with jeans, skirts, or shorts for a casual summer outfit.

Hobo Bag

Materials:

T-Shirt
Scissor

Instructions:

  1. Lay the shirt on a flat surface, fold it over vertically.
  2. Follow the seam to cut off the sleeves, then cut off the neck opening.
  3. Cut off 2-inch from the bottom seam and save this piece of fabric. Flip the shirt inside-out.
  4. Take the 2-inch strip from step 3 to tie up the shirt’s bottom area, make a tight double knot.
  5. Flip the shirt inside-out, now you have a sturdy hobo bag for back-to-school to carry all your textbooks!
SHIRT
Follow the seam to cut off the sleeves, then cut off the neck opening

Graphic Shirt

Materials:

Bleach
T-Shirt
Yellow Highlighter

Instructions:

  1. Pour 3-4 tbsp of bleach into a small glass bowl.
  2. Pull out the highlighter pen tip and place it into the bleach.
  3. Wait for 1-2 hours then remove it and insert it back into the highlighter pen.
  4. Use the bleached highlighter to sketch out your desired images on the shirt..

5-Second Tie-Front Shirt

Materials:

T-Shirt
Scissor

Instructions:

  1. Lay the shirt flat.
  2. Cut the front of the shirt in half down the middle.

Shirt to Dress in 5 Minutes

Materials:

1 Long Sleeve Button-Up Shirt

Instructions:

  1. Put on the shirt, unbutton it until it is wide enough to slide down and stay above your chest area, leave the two sleeves dangling on the side.
  2. Pull the left sleeve to your right back side, and the right sleeve toward your left back side, tie the sleeves on your back.
  3. Successfully transformed an ordinary shirt into a stylish new piece without even a single cut!
shirt
Tie the sleeves on your back

Color Spray Shirt

Materials:

1 T-Shirt (preferably with logo)
Bleach
Spray Bottle
1 Piece of Cardboard

Instructions:

  1. Lay the shirt flat, place the cardboard over the logo to cover it, pour bleach into the spray bottle, spray bleach over the upper part of the shirt, use a towel to wipe off excess bleach and remove the cardboard.
  2. The bleach will give your black T-shirt a nice touch of orangey color.

Fringe Pillow Case

Materials:

1 Short Sleeve T-Shirt
1 Square Couch Pillow
Scissor

Instructions:

  1. Insert the pillow inside the shirt, cut from the shoulder area across the neckline, then cut off 1-inch from the seams of both sleeves.
  2. Tie a knot on both corners of the shirt, cut the middle part of the fabric into 1-inch strips to create fringes. Tie each fringe into knots.
  3. Repeat step 2 for the bottom area of the shirt. You now have a cute, fringe pillow to hug while watching tv or napping.
shirt
Tie each fringe into knots

You will be thankful for having learned how to transform an old shirt within minutes and almost at no cost. Sport your stylishly recycled pieces proudly around campus and feel at ease for saving extra money which you can use for financing your dorm or tuition.

 

Video Tutorial

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