Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

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Showing posts with label repurpose t-shirt. Show all posts

Upcycle: Old t-shirts - New rug!



There are so many ways to repurpose old t-shirts. Check out the mother of all round ups at Saved By Love Creations.  But these braided t-shirt rugs ... this is probably the third one that's caught my eye. And guess what? The tutorial is excellent. So if you're interested in trying but you've been a fuzzy on the how to, head to My Poppet




Repurpose: Old t-shirts? Cut a rug!





If you don't know luri & wilma then today's your lucky day!  This fabulous t-shirt refab is their project (complete DIY) and a great reason for you to discover this publication. Yes ... publication. Like, actual print magazine loveliness in vintage, handmade, eco-friendly, technicolor glory! The styling, ideas, features, photography and very real women populating this thing are an inspiration. I'm hooked.

They just launched a Kickstarter campaign - here's the nutshell:

"At luri & wilma we are more than a blog or a magazine, we are a way of life. We profile and support eco-friendly businesses, especially those run by women, who have innovative ideas for recycling and repurposing, sustainability or producing quality handmade products. Our models are never airbrushed because we support a healthy, realistic confident woman. We’ve published 7 issues online and this spring, we came out with our first printed issue. This first edition was more of a test and we created a magazine that you can flip through again and again. And now we want more!"


They use a local printer and print on recycled paper. But overhead costs are what they are, so they're asking for support. Their goal: convert luri & wilma into a quarterly printed magazine with an additional 2 online-only versions. Check out their latest issues here!



Upcycle: Grumpy old shirts into a cheerful dress!


Maybe it's the colors ... or the stamping. Or the adorable little girl in these pics!  But this is definitely my favorite clothing ReFab of the year... so far. Get all the details at Skirt As Top

DIY: Gap & Threadless T.I.Y. #4


Here's the latest T.I.Y. Get the laptop sleeve instructions here

DIY: Gap & Threadless T.I.Y. #2 / #3


Gap and Threadless are teaming up for a series of "TIY" (T-It-Yourself) tutorials, with a new one posted every Friday on Gap's Facebook page. In tried-and-tested blogger fashion, photo instructions demonstrate how to turn old t-shirts into... other stuff. I don't think last week's "wall art" idea is very inspiring ... but here it is


 Get the tote bag project here.

DIY: Gap & Threadless T.I.Y.


Gap and Threadless are teaming up for a series of "TIY" (T-It-Yourself) tutorials, with a new one posted every Friday on Gap's Facebook page. In tried-and-tested blogger fashion, photo instructions will demonstrate how to turn old shirts into fun accessories including flip flops, laptop sleeves, and beach bags. I'm curious to see what they come up with. See the flip flop project here.

Repurpose: Tanks, skirts & t-shirts ...



The heat is on in Chicago this year! And yes, I have summer clothes. But not enough of them (!) and... I kinda, sorta, hate most of what I have. So I've been thinking of ways to chop up old skirts, stained tank tops, too-big-for me shorts. This means I've been looking around and now I'm really inspired! The DIY empire-waste dress above is from TripOverJoy.  She added fresh fabric to an old tank.  Not sure I'm the right shape to pull of a little dress like this, but her finished product looks awesome on her! Read on for another 20 projects.