Thursday, March 13, 2014

T-shirts to Cleaning Rags: Photo Tutorial

Supplies needed: Old t-shirts (We used size Large) and scissors
Keep in mind that the size and quantity of the rags depends on the size shirt you are cutting up... clearly. ;)
Cut off the sleeves and cut down the middle like I did above.
Then cut up the seams on each side to separate the front of the shirt from the back.
Cut the front side up the middle.
Do the same for the back side.
Voila! Now you have four good sized cleaning rags per shirt.
If you don't want to waste the top part of the shirt you can also get some small rags out of it.
Trim off the collar and the pointed "edges" where the sleeves used to be.
Now you have two options for the front piece.
Option 1: Cut straight across from side to side directly under the collar and make 1 medium sized rag.
Option 2: Cut into three small rags like shown above.
For the back, trim off the top and the pointed "edges" and you have yourself another regular sized rag.

So there you have it! For the most part, I got 5 regular sized rags per Men's Large t-shirt!

What about you? Do you have something you "up cycle" and use regularly! Please share below in the comment section! 

1 comment:

  1. Cool tute!

    Do you cut shirts like this one the same way?