This is a shirt I bought at a garage sale for $1. I’ve been drawn to lace lately and this was the perfect candidate for an upcycling project, since the shirt was stained. The lace, however, was in perfect condition.

thrifted white shirt

I washed the shirt in bleach to make sure I got it really clean. To get what I needed from this shirt, I just ripped out the seam where the lace was sewed on, so I had a piece of lace to use for my project.

ripped out lace

Then I cut it to size and sewed it onto a towel I bought at the dollar store. Once the lace was sewn on, I added a small strip of fabric. These were really easy. I’ll probably use the rest of the shirt for something else, maybe a headband?

blue and green tea towels

tea towel close up

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7 Responses to Tea Towels from Thrifted Shirt

  1. Peggy Larkin says:

    that is adorable!!

  2. Those are adorable! I’m a sucker for colorful tea towels!! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at “Pin It & Win It Wednesday” at!

  3. Janet says:

    How cute, and easy! Definitely adding to my to-do list.

  4. wendy says:

    what a great idea for a thrifty project, the tea towels look great

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