28 Genius Ways To Upcycle Old T-Shirts You’d Never Have Thought Of

28 Genius Ways To Upcycle Old T-Shirts You'd Never Have Thought Of

If you have old T-shirts in your household and are stuck for ideas on what to do with them next (apart from throw them away)…then look no further. We think that instead of throwing them in the garbage, you can easily re-use them and make something fantastic.

Whether that be for making arty wall hangings, baby bibs or even cosy colorful rugs, we have found tonnes of ways to re-use them.

Take a look at 28 tutorials from around the web below…


Yoga Pants  – Have a go at this simple tutorial and you will have a brand new pair of yoga pants made to measure.

Yoga Pants

T-shirt Art – If your favorite shirt is longer wearable but has sentimental value then make them into time-less art.

Baby Bonnets – Check out these adorable baby bonnets, a creative way to keep your baby warm.

Old T-shirt Bowl – A great crafting idea for kids, make these colorful bowls on a rainy afternoon.

Old T-shirt Bowl

Peplum Top – Make this fashionable top out of an old t-shirt – flattering and stylish.

No-sew Halter Top – This pretty halter neck top would flatter any figure, a simple hassle free DIY.

Color Block Maxi Dress– This bold statement dress looks wonderful –  a one off piece none of your friends will have.

28 Innovative Ways To Use Old T-shirts

Arty-T-shirt Makeover – A great way to jazz up an old boring t-shirt with some bleach pens.

T-shirt Pinafores – Be a trend setter with these fantastic totally transformed t-shirt pinafores – a great comfy alternative to a tight fitting dress. 

Old T-shirt Shrug – This DIY is a great way to use an old t-shirt that may be slightly worn at the edges.

old t-shirt shrug

T-shirt Cami – Unlike store bought cami’s, these won’t break the bank – not to mention they are totally unique.

T-shirt Bags – Don’t fork loads on re-usable shopping bags, make your own styled bags with your old fav t-shirt.

No-sew Head Band – These vintage inspired head bands would look cute on anyone.

28 Innovative Ways To Use Old T-shirts

T-shirt Shorts – These shorts are great for training or running, cheap to make and easy to achieve.

Hula Hoop Rug – Brighten up your home with this fun colorful rug, why not get the kids involved in this creative DIY.

A-line Skirt – This two tone t-shirt skirt allows for flirty floaty movements – a perfect spring garment.

old t-shirt A line skirt


T-shirt Apron – A practical way to re-use old t-shirts, they would make a perfect budget foodie gift…

Ruffled Scarf – These scarf’s are so cute, why not make one for a child from some of their out-grown clothes.

Splatter T-shirt Makeover – This fantastic DIY really lets you go wild on the design of your new top – not to mention the flattering shape.

old t-shirt halter neck

Braided Hair Band – You can make these simple braided hair bands so easily, it would be silly to buy one.

Beach Tassel Tote Bag – This on trend tote would be stylish arm candy for any beach goer.

Size Up A Small T-shirt – If your t-shirts are feeling tight or you just want to jazz up a plain one, try out this DIY.

size up an old t-shirt

Dinner Placements –  These super funky place mats would inject some colour into your spring table arrangements.

Puppy Play Toy – Give your four legged friend a cool new toy that costs nothing to make.

T-shirt Braid Rug – This DIY would make a great welcome mat in your hallway – choose colours that compliment your home.

28 Innovative Ways To Use Old T-shirts

Pillows/ Cushions – Another way to save your favorite T-shirt when worn out would be this great pillow DIY.

Baby Bibs – These will save you a fortune, from an old t-shirt and wash clothe you can create these super cute and practical bibs.

T-shirt Bracelets – If you fancy making some jewelry cheaply – then this DIY is perfect for you.