I’m all about finding ways to turn old stuff into new. Lately I’ve been playing with a lot of Rit dye as well so when I came across a pile of old t-shirts from my oldest son, I decided to re-purpose them into something a little more girly for my daughter. Recycled t-shirt project #1 is a cute little button skirt complete with hand stitched swirls and brightly colored buttons. Because it’s an old t-shirt, it’s super soft and comfy but the new color and added embellishments make it a brand new favorite.
To make this skirt you need:
- An old t-shirt
- Rit dye
- Embroidery thread and needle
I created this project using buttons from Buttons Galore and shared the project on their blog. You can find the full recycled t-shirt skirt tutorial there.
If you don’t have white t-shirts on hand for this project, you can use color remover (also a Rit product) to lighten the color of the fabric instead of bleach. Make sure to always use 100% cotton fabric when dying, otherwise you might not like the results of the dying process.
What kind of cool stuff can you make with an old t-shirt and some fun buttons?
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