I don’t know about you, but it seems like every year, no matter what the season, when I pull out a shirt I liked last year, it doesn’t fit right this year. It’s not that it’s too tight – it seems that they get too short! I know I haven’t gotten taller, so I don’t know what causes that, but maybe you’ve experienced it, too.
Well, in looking at my closet last week, I realized I have some t-shirts that have either stains or little pin holes on the front, but the bottoms are just fine. I laid them out on my bed, and put the good shirt over the top of it, and then cut off the bottom 4 inches. Then I pinned this 4” bottom of the stained shirt underneath the good shirt. I sewed it so that it looks like I’m just wearing a longer t-shirt underneath. I think it’s brilliant! It’s a great way to repurpose the stained shirt and give extra life to the one you want to keep.
I didn’t just stop there, though. I cut off the sleeves to extend the sleeves in a couple of peasant tops, and I cut the rest of the shirt up in squares to use as rags. They’re great for cleaning windows, polishing furniture, or just cleaning. I’m trying to cut back on the amount of paper products I use , and I don’t mind using these rags to clean anything because I’m not worried about ruining them.
I’d love to hear your comments and what you’re doing to repurpose or recycle.