Upcycled Shirt

After losing 40 pounds, dear hubby put aside some old shirts.  As I am so into quilting, I thought, yes! more cotton fabric for a new upcycled quilt! Then I saw what Nan over at Retired In Alaska did, and of course I had to try it too.  I thought it would be more fun to fit dear daughter, so I had her pick out an old shirt.  She went for the old red flannel shirt.  Here she is with it on before I tackled it:


And here is the finished top.  DD is rolling her eyes – modeling is not her thing:UpcycledShirt_2

The shirt was a Men’s size L, so I had to take it in quite a bit to fit DD.  I made a few tucks, and darts in front and back. And I cut the shoulders and sleeves and made it into a 3/4 length:UpcycledShirt_3

I think it came out pretty nice, and it was fun to do.  If you’d like to give it a try, visit Nan, or go directly to Cotton & Curls.

Thanks for stopping by!

– Linda


  1. I can just see my Emma loving that same exact style. Great way to repurpose hubby’s shirts.

  2. Linda,
    This turned out just perfect! I love it. You did something I will do on my next one which is leave on the cuffs. The tut cut them off but I later decided it would be so much better with them left on as you did. Yours fits closer to your body too which I will try and get on my second try mine bags out a bit. This makes me want to go seek out another shirt to work on! I will put your link on my page.

  3. I love this so much! That’s the ultimate trash to treasure! It turned out beautifuly.
    Great job Linda,
    Erica 🙂

  4. The shirt is great, I could see MsL wearing it too. I wish I could sew. Me and sewing machines don’t get along.

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