Turn Old T-shirts To Patchwork Blanket





Do you have old favorite t-shirts that you don’t want to throw away? Repurpose them by making a patchwork blanket. This can be made for anyone as a gift such as using children’s t-shirts or unworn t-shirts for adults. There are many ways to be creative with this DIY sewing project, and I want to make a sports one for my friend with all of his favorite sports team. Also, another idea would be using old t-shirts that remind you of your childhood and it would be a reminsce from your past. This DIY patchwork blanket tutorial by Master Hands on YouTube is not in English, but there are English subtitles that are super helpful to follow along with. So, this should remind others that you can recycle t-shirts for something useful instead of getting rid of it entirely.

Supplies:

  • old t-shirts
  • filler fiber
  • ruler
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • fabric marker/chalk
  • rectangle template (to outline t-shirts in the same size)
  • fabric pins
  • iron

Directions:

First, if you have a rectangle template use it to trace out your shape onto the t-shirts. Draw the rectangle in the middle of the t-shirts and cut them out. Apply to all t-shirts to ensure the sizes are equal. Continue to watch Master Hands tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.

Use Rectangle Template To Make Blanket - DIY Recycle and Repurpose
Image by Master Hands via YouTube

Next, pin the t-shirts together side by side so that they touch together. Sew them all with a zigzag stitch.

How To Make Patchwork Blanket - DIY Childrens Blanket - DIY Patchwork
Image by Master Hands via YouTube

Overall, this is a simple DIY that would be useful when I detox my closet. I have no many t-shirts that I hoard and do not want to throw away. This would be good for me to make because I love blankets, and it would be to help me get rid of my t-shirts.



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