How to Reuse an Old Flannel Shirt

Most of the time in our closets we find clothes that we do not intend to use, we prefer to throw them away and buy new ones, without knowing that most of these could be reused and transformed into new objects. This will allow us to create new objects and avoid spending very little to produce unnecessarily waste.
Figuring out how to do in order to properly reuse our old clothes don’t have to do anything but try to follow all the advice given in many guides we find with ease on the internet.
In the next steps of this guide, in particular, we will see how to do in order to successfully reuse our old flannel shirt, transforming it into other useful items.

You need

Be sure to have on hand:

  • a flannel shirt
  • needle
  • yarn
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • pins
  • typewriter ribbons

Let’s start with the first idea that consists in transforming a shirt in a comfortable apron from home. First, we take the tool and we begin to unpick before the sleeves, then the part of the back of the check shirt as male casual wear. At the end of this process we have to come up with just the front of the garment.

We spread the cloth on the table now, can we get them the fabric with your hands, take a tape measure that we draw a slanting line that starts from under the shoulder and comes directly under the collar. Repeat the same with the other side. Carefully following the line, using scissors begin to cut the fabric. At this point you just have to sew the edges of the fabric with a small brim.

But recycling is not over yet, in fact we still have the sleeves and the back of the shirt to the company. As for the sleeves we can reuse them as practical bags. We take the first sleeve, cut just below the cuff, we make a small hem and sew or machine or by hand using the classic step. Fold back the hem just run but, this time, we leave a little space to tuck inside a tape. We sew the bottom of the sleeve, you toss and turn the job over to his straight, slip on drawcord and our bag is ready for use as a convenient container for bread. As for the back of the shirt we can use it to create a comfortable and warm pillow maybe combining the piece of cloth with an other remnants of different colors.


Never forget:

  • Before throwing a shirt we think of what you can do with it