This is a shirt I found at a garage sale for $1. I loved the embroidery and thought I could upcycle the shirt into something I could use all the time. Here is the front view:

front of shirt

And the back view:

back of shirt

I cut the embroidered part into strips and just sewed them onto towels I bought at the dollar store. I love how they turned out. I couldn’t stand the thought of this beautiful embroidery going to a landfill. And now it won’t. At least for a while.

cut fabric in strips

embroidered tea towels

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7 Responses to Upcycled Shirt to Tea Towels

  1. Maria says:

    What a great way to decorate plain tea towels! Great idea!

  2. Michelle says:


    I followed you over from Chic & Crafty Link Party.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at (Runs through Monday each week)

    Have a great day,

  3. Debra Kapellakis says:


  4. Such a fun idea. My MIL has a dress with with this embroidery. She bought it in Mexico.

    I’m visiting from the I Heart Nap Time linky party. I would love it if you stop by my blog.

    Thanks for sharing,

  5. I really like how it turned out!
    Thanks for sharing at our Sunday Round Up.

  6. Donna says:

    Smart Idea! I pinned it to Pinterest!

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