If there is one type of clothing I wish I had less of, it would be old t-shirts. I have entirely too many! This makes sense, being that many of the activities I've participated in over the years have involved free tees. As a result, there are shirts from fundraising events, 5k races, sorority functions, and community service projects cluttering my dresser drawers and overflowing my laundry hamper. Because I wear these shirts primarily to the gym, though, I recently began researching ways to re-create them into cute, fashionable pieces. As it turns out, many things can be made from a ratty old gym shirt.

Cut-out Tee from love Maegan

T-Shirt Cuff from Carosello

Crochet Trim Tee from Trash To Couture

T-Shirt Tote from One Good Thing

Knotted Headband from Sugar Bee Crafts

T-Shirt Scarf from Nette

Tee Turned Tank from Happy Together

Cute Workout Tank from Blogilates

T-Shirt Turned Tube Top from Instructables

By getting creative with old tees, you can get rid of a few old shirts and simultaneously expand your summer wardrobe! Some of these projects are so unique, and result in shirts and accessories that may not even be found in stores. I may have to learn how to sew, but it would be worth it to be able to wear some of these great DIY t-shirt projects. 

Would any of you try one of these tutorials? Which is your favorite?

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