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Random Recast: T-Shirts Round-Up

Filed Under: Crafts, Know-How, Living Spaces

In this (short) week's Random Recast, we found new ways to use old t-shirts.

Day #4: Shaggy Floor Mat
Perfect for bathrooms, kids' rooms or anywhere that could use a pop of texture, this shag rug starts with t-shirts. This idea is a little more advanced than the woven t-shirt rug we spotlighted earlier in the week, since it requires a latch hook kit. But if you're up to dabbling in a new crafty skill, the flokati-like result is worth the trouble. For the complete tutorial, visit Xoelle.

Day #3: Souvenir T-Shirt Pillows

t-shirtsBenita Larsson

This idea for turning t-shirts into pillows wins the "most useful" award. Because really, we all have those souvenir tees that we just feel too sentimental about to part with, but know that they would never sell at the thrift store.

Day #2: T-Shirt Totes

t-shirtsDelia Randall


For less-sentimental tees, this DIY tote idea is just right. You really need only the most minimal of sewing skills to create your own expandable bag.

Day #1: Woven Rug

For a more stylish take on rag rugs, take a look at this ombre-like version. I like the technique used here (braiding t-shirt strips, then coiling them together, sewing to secure) versus the traditional method (crocheting), since the braids hide the knots connecting each t-shirt strip.

Want to catch up with previous Random Recast projects? Check out...
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