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    26 Brilliant Ways To Repurpose Those Ratty Old T-Shirts

    No sewing machine required!

    1. Show your elbows some love with these DIY heart patches.

    What you'll need:

    - Shirt or sweater

    - Felt

    - Fabric glue

    - Fabric markers

    You can find the instructions here.

    2. Turn a blah long sleeve shirt into a classy cardigan.

    What you'll need:

    - Old shirt

    - Scissors

    - Ruler

    - Hem tape

    - Thread

    - A button

    - An iron

    Tutorial here.

    3. Make a cool multi-strand scarf out of your ex's t-shirt.

    rabbitfoodformybunnyteeth.com

    What you'll need:

    - Old t-shirt

    - Scissors

    - Ruler

    Full tutorial here.

    4. Add an artistic touch to a plain white tee.

    What you'll need:

    - Freezer paper

    - Foam brush

    - Fabric paint

    - Cutter

    - Iron

    Find the tutorial here.

    5. Give people the cold shoulder with this cool design.

    wobisobi.blogspot.com

    What you'll need:

    - T-shirt

    - Scissors

    - Chalk

    - Studs

    - Pliers

    - X-acto knife

    Follow the step-by-step instructions here.

    6. Customize any t-shirt with a ~cool~ lace insert.

    What you'll need:

    - T-shirt

    - Lace

    - Iron-on hem tape

    - Iron

    - Scissors

    - Printed picture of a crescent moon (or any shape you'd like)

    - Pen

    Complete tutorial here.

    7. Give your favorite shirt some bow sleeves.

    creatinglaura.com

    What you'll need:
    - T-shirt

    - Scissors

    - Fabric glue

    - Measuring tape

    Full tutorial here.

    8. Give your back a cute cut-out.

    What you'll need:

    - V-neck t-shirt

    - Scissors

    - Fabric glue

    You can follow the complete tutorial here.

    Tie-dye and cut-outs will give any shirt extra flair.

    ilovetocreateblog.blogspot.com

    What you'll need:

    - T-shirt

    - Scissors

    - Tie-Dye kit

    You can follow the tutorial here.

    9. Add a delicate and elegant accent to a baggy t-shirt.

    What you'll need:

    - T-shirt

    - Lace or ribbon

    - Scissors

    - Needle and thread

    Complete tutorial here.

    10. Embellish your shoulders with some snazzy epaulettes.

    What you'll need:
    - Shirt

    - Beaded epaulettes

    - Sew-on snaps

    - Needle and thread

    Find the complete tutorial here.

    11. Spell it out with ~edgy~ safety pins.

    diy.2ndfunniestthing.com

    What you'll need:

    - Oversized tee

    - Scissors

    - Safety pins

    All you have to do is cut the sleeves off and spell out any message you'd like with safety pins. You can find more detailed instructions (in Spanish) here.

    12. Create a ~cute~ ventilation system with these fun cut-outs.

    What you'll need:

    - T-shirt

    - Scissors

    - Needle and thread

    - Lace

    Follow the instructions here.

    13. Create a galaxy of your own with a black shirt and some paint.

    What you'll need:

    - Dark colored t-shirt

    - Bleach

    - Empty spray bottle

    - Fabric paint or acrylic paint in purple, blue, red, white, and yellow

    - Sponges

    - An old toothbrush

    Follow the tutorial here.

    14. Make your back the focal point with this cool DIY.

    wobisobi.blogspot.com

    What you'll need:

    - An old shirt

    - Scissors

    - Chalk

    Follow step-by-step instructions here.

    15. Make a tailored tee with a braided back out of a baggy t-shirt.

    wobisobi.blogspot.com

    What you'll need:

    - Shirt

    - Scissors

    - Needle

    - Thread

    - Chalk

    Follow the instructions here.

    16. Dip dye an old oversized tee.

    llymlrs.com

    What you'll need:
    - Shirt

    - Rubber gloves

    - Large bowl

    - Packet of dye

    - Salt

    - Hot water

    - Bowls

    Follow the complete instructions here.

    17. Make a racerback workout tee out of an old oversized shirt.

    rabbitfoodformybunnyteeth.com

    What you'll need:

    - Old t-shirt

    - Scissors

    You can find the step-by-step guide here.

    18. Make a tote bag out of a shirt that's been sitting in your closet.

    rabbitfoodformybunnyteeth.com

    What you'll need:

    - T-shirt

    - White pencil

    - Scissors or rotary cutter

    - Ruler

    - Cutting mat

    You can follow the visual tutorial here.

    19. Upgrade a tee with this detailed open back design.

    alldaychic.com

    What you'll need:

    - Baggy t-shirt

    - Scissors

    Find the complete tutorial here.

    20. Embellish your neckline with colorful gems.

    ispydiy.com

    What you'll need:

    - Gems

    - Glue

    - Shirt

    - Needle and thread

    Follow the super easy instructions here.

    21. Make a super comfortable baggy halter out of an old shirt.

    What you'll need:

    - T-shirt

    - Scissors

    - Needle and thread

    Follow the tutorial here.

    22. Convert that huge t-shirt you use as PJs into a cute dress.

    youtube.com

    What you'll need:

    - Oversized t-shirt

    - Fabric glue

    - Ruler

    - Scissors

    - Marker

    Watch the video tutorial here.

    23. Make cute accessories out of old t-shirts.

    helloglow.co

    What you'll need:

    - Old cotton t-shirts

    - Scissors

    - Beads

    Follow the complete tutorial here.

    24. Get creative with paint and decorate your favorite shirt.

    What you'll need:

    - T-shirt

    - Scribbles 3D paint

    Follow the simple instructions here.

    25. Make a casual tee into an elegant one-shoulder shirt.

    beadandcord.com

    What you'll need:

    - T-shirt

    - Chalk

    - Scissors

    Follow the instructions here.

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