I think we can all agree that capes make everything in life more interesting. And this recycled T-shirt cape is the perfect addition to any last minute Halloween costume.
The only supplies you need for this no-sew project are an old T-shirt and a pair of scissors.
(Talk about super easy, super procrastinatable...super awesome.)
Follow the steps below and you'll have your own cape in no time.
Do you have a few extra shirts? Make your whole family into superheroes! Then again, why limit these capes to superhero costumes only? Kitty cats, pirates, cowboys? Add a cape and your costume takes on a whole new level of awesome!
I know I described this as a no-sew project, but designing and sewing are my superpowers!
So, naturally, I added a few optional steps of designing and sewing on a Super Coen logo.
These capes are so cool they may find their way into your regular wardrobe rotation. Don't say I didn't warn you!
Easiest DIY costume ever, right?! Be sure to comment with pictures if you incorporate this recycled T-shirt cape into your Halloween costume or wardrobe.
This week, join me in recycling a t-shirt into a super cool (super easy) organizer for your car!
This project requires a bit of sewing, but it will only take you FIVE minutes!
Grab a shirt, dust off that machine, and check out the steps below:
Sewing complete, now onto the fun part! Simply loop the sleeves over a headrest and start organizing. I call this the fun part because my three-year-old thought the transformation of his baby brother's onesie was so cool that he did all the organizing.
The books and hot wheels that once rolled all over the car are now contained. My son can even reach his treasures while buckled in his car seat! While it's bittersweet seeing my baby outgrow his onesies, I now have an awesome, functional use for them. I will definitely be making more of these!
Try it! Tell me what you organized in your vehicle....Reusable grocery bags? Kid items? Snacks?
Check out my other DIY projects.
Have more t-shirts to recycle? Check out my entire Recycled T-Shirt Project Series.
This week we are recycling an old, preferably stained or torn, t-shirt into Garage Rags.
Simply take a pair of scissors and cut the t-shirt into whatever shaped/sized pieces you want. There you have it! Your own little stack of garage rags. Throw them in your toolboxes, on your workbench, tool belt, all around your garage. They come in so handy.
My husband and I are super DIYers...and by that I mean super messy DIYers. These garage rags have saved our skin and clothes from grease, stain, paint, caulking, etc. And we are no longer looking through our towel stack deciding which towel will be sacrificed for the next car repair or home improvement project. The great thing about these little rags is that you can, without guilt, dispose of them if they get beyond messy. If not, wash and reuse them.
I challenge you! Next time you have a t-shirt that you plan on tossing, recycle it into garage rags. You will be glad you did.
The apparel industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. While I'm doing my part to change that, I thought I could educate and persuade you to follow. In the coming weeks I will be posting projects and ideas as part of a Recycled T-Shirt Project Series. The point of this project series is to get everyone participating, thinking, doing, etc. These are especially great projects for current and past students of mine to practice working with knits.
1.) Everyone has t-shirts!
2.) T-shirts see a lot of wear and tear, sometimes leaving them in such a condition they can't be donated or handed down.
3.) Stretchy, soft, absorbent...t-shirt fabric is pure gold! (okay, maybe only if you're a fabric nerd.)
4.) T-shirt fabric doesn't fray so I figured I could come up with some 'no-sew' projects that anyone could do.
For these projects I will be using t-shirts that are not in the condition to donate or hand-down (due to stains, holes, etc), but are still usable. While you incorporate your fall/winter clothes back into circulation, separate out the t-shirts you wore out over the summer and (RE)USE THEM!
Have you ever repurposed a t-shirt that was past its prime? I'd love to hear from you! Comment or message me. If I feature your idea in this project series, I'll send you a little gift as my appreciation for taking part. And if you participate in this project series, send me your photos! I'd love to see what you come up with.
Project #1: Garage Rags
Project #2: Car Organizer
Project #3: Dress-up Cape