It's likely that everyone has old t-shirts stuffed into dresser drawers or closets. These may be old shirts that no longer fit, shirts that are no longer trendy, or shirts that may be stained. Instead of throwing these old clothes away, why not use them to create something new and different?
You could frame those t-shirts and turn them into pieces of art. This is an easy craft that almost any one can do; all that you need is a few large frames (typically the 8 X 10 size or larger) with a wide frame around the outside edge. Cut off the design part of the shirt and use that in the frame by wrapping the shirt around the cardboard backing and securing it in place with masking tape. Then, put the shirt back into the frame and hang it as a piece of art.
If you have a lot of old tees that you want to keep, then you should consider turning those shirts into decorations for your home. You can create pillows, a quilt for the bed, or a display for the wall. Pillows are easy to make because you can either sew the edges or use stitching tape or glue to hold edges in place. All that you need to do is cut the shirt into two equal pieces, stitch or glue three of the edges, and stuff them inside. Another stitch or small amount of glue will hold the last edge of the pillow in place.
You can make a quilt by cutting the side of the t-shirt with the design you want to keep or save. You can then lay out the shirts in the desired design or pattern and stitch those edges together. If you are an advanced quilter, then you might even want to add a border. An old sheet can easily be used for the backing of the quilt, but most sewing stores sell the backing that goes between the back and front of the quilt. More advanced steps for doing this quick little project can be found online.
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