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« on: August 20, 2004 07:26:14 AM »

I have alot (about 7) of old white tshirts. They are a little small and they all have pit stains. I want to use them as something. But I dont know what. The only thing Ive come up with is a quilt, and ive just made one. So Thanks in advance for your ideas!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2004 01:54:30 PM »

maybe something like this would help... you will need more shirts however.. maybe something to get you started anyway...http://members.cox.net/dtabor1/White%20Prodded%20Rug.htm
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2004 04:15:51 PM »

Hey! I want to know - do the shirts still fit? If they do, grab some fabric paint, hide the stains, fray some edges, cut a V-Neck, and...VOILA! A beautiful new shirt - which looks cool!. Or you could cut them and make them into rags. Lotsof things to do with old shirts!!! Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2004 08:37:04 AM »

There are instructions on craftster for making a jersey (t-shirt material) rug.

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2004 05:43:18 PM »

maybe something like this would help... you will need more shirts however.. maybe something to get you started anyway...http://members.cox.net/dtabor1/White%20Prodded%20Rug.htm

I was going to suggest something like this, too.  You can also try making a braided rug.

« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2004 08:13:10 PM »

One thing you might try is stacking 3 or 4 on top of one another, making (sewing)grids on the fabric through all layers, maybe 3x3 size and cutting the top layers to make patterns. You could do an X cut on one box, a L or backward L on another, a + on another a / or\ on others. Since they are  Tshirts, you shouldn't get fraying, but it should make for interesting texture.

This idea works best with different color layers, but white on white would be neat, too. I would cut the sleeves off below the armhole stains and make it a vest(pullover, depending on the neck) or a cardigan. If you wanted, you could add colored sheer sleeves or if it is a cardigan, add the sleeves and also a colored binding up the two halves of the middle. Also, you could use matching contrasting stitching for the grids.

Be sure to cut through all layers except the bottom layer(next to your skin) to get the layers to pop out best.

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