Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Hubby was going through his drawer the other day and getting rid of shirts he doesn't wear anymore. I decided to get rid of a few myself. As I was looking through the shirts I realized that I could out them to good use in a project I have been wanted to make for a while.

My mom made this for me a few years ago out of a dish towel. We use it all the time, but I only have one.

Are you seeing where this is leading? Here is a simple NO SEW tutorial to turn old t-shirts into a great cloth protector. (my 5 year old still uses this when he has nice cloths on so he HATES when we call it a bib:) All you need are some old adult size t-shirts and scissors.

Lay the t-shirt out as flat as possible. The cut all the way up the sides and through the sleeve.

Open it up. I used our "bib" as a guide, but if you don't have one, you can use a hand towel instead.

Just make sure that there is 5 inches from where the collar is attached to shirt to bottom of towel.

If there is a tag make sure to cut it out.

Cut out the shape and you are DONE!!! Tomorrow I will be showing 2 simple variations you can do to these bibs.


Shane and Kim said...

You've got to go check out this cute blog I just found This t-shirt idea is great. I need some bigger bibs. I also found a blog the other day that cut up old t-shirts and then re sewed them. I will have to send that link to you sometime.

Shane and Kim said...
Check this out. I'm going to try it.

Clare G said...

This is brilliant!

Amanda said...

The last shirt you used - Good luck you'll need it is in our goodwill pile too! that's too funny. Great idea! I think I need one on spaghetti night!


Joey's Dream Garden said...

Brilliant idea! It's so simple and I love how you get to use the back of the t-shirt which will probably have less wear/little holes than the front. Looking forward the next instalment!

Lisa said...

What a cute idea! Great way to reuse those old t-shirts we're too afraid to throw out!

RJKVO said...

What a neat idea.. I'm going to have to find all my old t-shirts :)

Toucan Scraps said...

what a great idea

RTichy said...

This is a great idea. I have a ton of old shirts I've been trying to figure out how to re-use. Since our little girl isn't due to be born for another 7 weeks I think I'll back these with flannel or fleece to help make them more absorbent.

Rachel R. said...

This is great!

I tell my kids that even grownups wear bibs when they're eating very messy foods - especially if they're in nice clothes. ("Lobster bibs" at nice restaurants)

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