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26 Brilliant Ways To Repurpose Those Ratty Old T-Shirts

No sewing machine required!

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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.

What you'll need:- Old t-shirt - Scissors- RulerFull tutorial here.
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.

What you'll need:- T-shirt - Scissors- Chalk- Studs - Pliers- X-acto knifeFollow the step-by-step instructions here.
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.

What you'll need:- T-shirt- Scissors- Fabric glue - Measuring tapeFull tutorial here.
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.

What you'll need:- T-shirt- Scissors- Tie-Dye kitYou can follow the tutorial here.
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.

What you'll need:- Oversized tee- Scissors- Safety pinsAll 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.
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.

What you'll need:- An old shirt- Scissors- ChalkFollow step-by-step instructions here.
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.

What you'll need:- Shirt - Scissors- Needle- Thread - ChalkFollow the instructions here.
wobisobi.blogspot.com

What you'll need:

- Shirt

- Scissors

- Needle

- Thread

- Chalk

Follow the instructions here.

16. Dip dye an old oversized tee.

What you'll need:- Shirt- Rubber gloves- Large bowl - Packet of dye - Salt- Hot water- BowlsFollow the complete instructions here.
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.

What you'll need:- Old t-shirt- ScissorsYou can find the step-by-step guide here.
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.

What you'll need:- T-shirt - White pencil- Scissors or rotary cutter- Ruler- Cutting matYou can follow the visual tutorial here.
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.

What you'll need:- Baggy t-shirt- Scissors Find the complete tutorial here.
alldaychic.com

What you'll need:

- Baggy t-shirt

- Scissors

Find the complete tutorial here.

20. Embellish your neckline with colorful gems.

What you'll need:- Gems- Glue- Shirt- Needle and threadFollow the super easy instructions here.
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.

What you'll need:- Oversized t-shirt- Fabric glue- Ruler- Scissors- MarkerWatch the video tutorial here.
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.

What you'll need:- Old cotton t-shirts- Scissors- Beads Follow the complete tutorial here.
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.

What you'll need:- T-shirt- Chalk- ScissorsFollow the instructions here.
beadandcord.com

What you'll need:

- T-shirt

- Chalk

- Scissors

Follow the instructions here.

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