Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Showing posts with label upcycle t-shirts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label upcycle t-shirts. Show all posts

Refashion: Upcycled T-shirt dress



This amazing T-dress isn't the first Of Dreams and Seams project I've featured (see here), but it might be my favorite. I love the color mixing and the attitude in everything Katya makes. Click through for the whole project and stay for the vision!


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 shirts into reversible bibs


I haven't seen a really good kid-centric upcycle in a while. And when I saw this, I thought "duh!"

Kim, who blogs at A Girl with a Glue Gun, created this tutorial for Peek-a-Boo pattern shop. She was inspired by mountains of hand-me-down shirts ... and the number of new babies on the way.

Get the full how-to here. Thanks to Amy Hindman for permission to share.





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!