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cheap and simple t shirt alternative!

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  • How to recycle a t-shirt into a shrug. T Shirt Shrug - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a t shirt in half vertically and just below half diagonally.

  • How to recycle a t-shirt into a shrug. T Shirt Shrug - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold over and pin/tack stitch all raw edges so they are even and ready to sewn on the machine

  • Step 3

    Put this to one side

  • How to recycle a t-shirt into a shrug. T Shirt Shrug - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut the material from the bottom of the original t shirt into 4 equal pieces (cutting in half and half again is usually easiest)

  • Step 5

    You should now have 4 strips

  • How to recycle a t-shirt into a shrug. T Shirt Shrug - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold these strips in half and pin the longest edges together and sew

  • How to recycle a t-shirt into a shrug. T Shirt Shrug - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pin 2 pieces to either side of the t shirt, where the shrug would open

  • How to recycle a t-shirt into a shrug. T Shirt Shrug - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pin the left over strips to the bottom of the t shirt (the hem)

  • How to recycle a t-shirt into a shrug. T Shirt Shrug - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now sew

    And decorate!

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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
cute!! i like the stars!
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Les F.
Les F. · Duluth, Minnesota, US
OH- My daughter,my grand daughters will LOVE this! Thank you Les
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Krissi
Krissi · Folsom, California, US · 9 projects
Awesome! I haven't seen a Tee altered this way before.
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kaludesign
kaludesign · Austin, Texas, US · 19 projects
wonderful. you're a genius.
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Sarah
Sarah · 5 projects
Thanks everyone!
It also looks great if you use two tops, one for the main part of the shrug and the other for the edging Happy
xx
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cherry rabbit mama
cherry rabbit mama · 4 projects
how cute! i wanna do this now =)
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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
This is so useful and cute too. I have lots of tops I don't like anymore that would make nice shrugs, thanksHappy
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Jasmine
Jasmine · Chicago, Illinois, US
kudos.
cause this is awsome.
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