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Friday Crafternoon- T-shirt Scrap Pillow

Here is another great project if you have a ton of old t-shirts that you can’t bear to throw away! At this website you can see instructions to do this with lots of sewing tools, but there is a simpler way if you don’t have those tools on hand. Cut the t-shirt up in to scraps of the parts you want to save. Cut little slits all around the four edges of the scrap. Tug on the fringe pieces that are created by the slit snips, until they stretch out and get longer. Then, tie the fringes to the fringe of another scrap piece. Measure out the scraps so you will end up with two perfect squares of the same size. Then, tie together three of the large square’s edges and HALF of the fourth edge. Take some stuffing (sold at craft stores!) and fill your new pillow case to the fluffiness level you want. Then, tie up the remaining ends, and lay pack on your new custom pillow!

Below is a photo of the sewn version, but it should look pretty similar to this if you use the tying method. Enjoy!

Tshirt-Rag-Quilt-Pillow

(photo credit: fiskars.com)

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Friday Crafternoon- Reusable Shopping Bags from an Old T-shirt

Going green is important, but it can also be fun- and reusable shopping bags are easy to find in a store, but wouldn’t you like to recycle something to make your own? Grab an old t-shirt and follow these instructions on how to make a bag that you can wash and reuse, while getting rid of some old tee’s you have lying around! Cutting slits in to your new bag is also smart for carrying around produce. Now sewing machine? No problem: lots of craft stores sell an iron-activated adhesive that is as secure as a needle and thread, or you could try sealing the seam with hot glue!

reuseable t-shirt bag

(photo credit: deliacreates.com)

Friday Crafternoon- Tshirt Scarf

There are tons of great tutorials out there for easy and cheap ways to make a new scarf. Most of them involve t-shirts. This great site has 10 really simple tutorials for t-shirt scarves, some of which don’t even involve sewing anything.

Earlier in the Fall, the NBFPL teens tried a bunch of those tutorials, and everyone really loved the fringe scarf and the ruffle scarf!

photo credits: tidymom.net and lakelandlocal.com