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, you can find out how to make it by reading the tutorial for this other up-cycled t-shirt skirt I've made.
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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5 thoughts on “Recycled t-shirt button skirt”
Oh, this is so adorable…… I love the embellishments all over the place…. so cute and random…
This is just too, too, cute!! (where’s Waldo -penquin?)
This skirt is absolutely adorable! If my girls were still young, I’d buy it for them in a heart beat.
Maybe time to mass produce and start some kind of business? LOL – Ah go for it, Jen. You know you can. 😉
Super cute and fun! Unfortunately my boys won’t appreciate me making them skirts to wear LOL but my niece will be all for a crafty day and a new skirt!
Jen, that is so amazingly cute! Saw it on Pinterest and made my way over here. Very cool blog – love the name!!! 😀