Ever have old t shirts that even the thrift shop doesn’t want? You may think to just throw them out – but there are plenty of uses for old t shirts that you may not have considered until now. Here are 8 effective uses for old t shirts – ranging from crafty ideas to easy upcycle ideas that anyone can do.

1. Shopping Bags (no sew!)

You can never have too many reusable shopping bags, right? Here’s an Easy No-Sew Tutorial on how to make your own out of an old t-shirt. A great use for an old shirt right here!

2. Shag Rug

This would make an awesome project for a Rainy Day. Especially with a young person who enjoys doing crafts. What a great Boredom Buster! . Find a Shag Rug Tutorial here.

3. Alphabet Bean Bags

This would be a great Do It Yourself gift for a special baby/toddler in your life. Click here for the Tutorial.

4. Dog Toy

Dog toys can be expensive, especially when they get destroyed within a few days. Use your old t-shirts to make a toy your furry friend will love

5. Cleaning Rags

Just cut your t-shirts up into rags and start dusting! Check out this article on a great HOW TO. 

6. T-shirt Quilt:

This T-shirt Quilt requires some sewing expertise, but it’s an awesome idea and would be a great gift for someone heading off to college. Alternatively you could try this No-Sew T-Shirt Blanket.

7. Throw Pillows

Whether it’s a sewing project, no-sew, or a pillow cover, there are plenty of ways to turn your old t-shirt into a pillow. Here’s a No Sew Tutorial, How to make a Pillow Cover and a Tutorial for making Sewn Pillows.

8.  Braided T-Shirt Scarves

There are tons of ideas on how to make scarves out of old T-shirts. Here’s a  This Simple Infinity Scarf  tutorial you just need a T-shirt and scissors.

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