Asked on Dec 17, 2015

I would like to re-purpose my husbands dress shirts and ties...ideas?

Susan Shapiro
by Susan Shapiro
Does anyone have any ideas to re-purpose my husbands dress shirts and ties? Thanks!!!
  18 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 17, 2015
    I found these. and

  • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Dec 17, 2015
    If they still look good and are useful, I take to them to may help someone get a step up in life. That's what I do, if shirts are of no use, I save them for jobs were the shirt will be trashed afterwards, such as pressure washing the house(bleach), changing the oil, painting, staining or stripping wood...I usually have it all over me. LOL

  • Rosangela Rosangela on Dec 17, 2015
    You can make a pillow to place over your bed. The tie can be re-purposed as trim. You can upholster a chair with it. Or you can help someone who is struggling and give the items to Salvation Army. Salvation Army is really honest, does not retain no money for itself, most charities cannot claim that.

  • Molly from Craft Weekly Molly from Craft Weekly on Dec 17, 2015
    Do you sew? I have seen very cute aprons made by keeping the front buttons and shape of the hem, but adding a sash at the top. You can sew the ties together side-by-side and use them to make an interesting pillow cover. Hope you post what you make! :)

  • Patricia Chellew Patricia Chellew on Dec 17, 2015
    Men's shirt sleeves can be made into wine bags. The front/back can be made into pillow covers and aprons. Ties (if wide) can be made into eye glass cases or wreaths and a wall hanging that's shaped like a fan. I think most of these ideas can be found on some of my pinterest boards.

  • Patricia Mosso Patricia Mosso on Dec 18, 2015
    Make them into bears, or cut into square s and make a quilt . add other fabric to fill in.

  • Im43318055 Im43318055 on Dec 18, 2015
    Sorry I cannot see previous posts. The ties make beautiful quilts. There are patterns everywhere for them but personally I would do a log cabin block with them. You can do wall quilts or throws or something larger. On yiu make the top take somewhere that will quilt. Usually costs about $50 The shirts you could do the same but little stuffed animals are great

  • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Dec 18, 2015
    I've seen some cool creations on Pinterest where people made pillows or quilts from sports jerseys, t-shirts with logos, etc, but I can't bring myself to do it. I can cut a sheet or placemat to make something else, but clothing is such a necessity that I donate it to Goodwill or Salvation Army.

  • Reggie Reggie on Dec 18, 2015
    Lots of ideas for re-purposing men's shirts on this Pinterest board:

  • Janie Janie on Dec 18, 2015
    My sister took the ties & made a quilt top out of them.

  • Valerie Myers Valerie Myers on Dec 18, 2015
    Drool bibs, using the shirts, old bath towels. I made a bunch. Cute as can be. Tree skirt out of ties. Look on Sew Can She blog or pintrest.

  • Susan Shapiro Susan Shapiro on Dec 18, 2015
    Thanks, Patricia have a great weekend!

  • Susan Shapiro Susan Shapiro on Dec 18, 2015
    Thanks Rosangela.

  • Susan Shapiro Susan Shapiro on Dec 19, 2015
    Thanks everyone for the great ideas!

  • Katrina Warren Katrina Warren on Dec 19, 2015
    @Susan Shapiro There are LOTS of tie crafts on pinterest, or just google it... you can make skirts, dresses, purses on & on... I've seen dress shirts made into throw pillows using just the chest & back area with the pillow buttoning up the front, that are really cute & I'm sure if you google or pinterest that you will find lots more ideals too! :)

  • Mickey Baron Mickey Baron on Dec 25, 2015
    I saw THE COOLEST thing to do with ties. I remember, because my hubby owns 2 ties. .period. And I was wishing I had a slew of them for the project. It was on Pinterest.

  • Bsq1746019 Bsq1746019 on Dec 27, 2015
    Take the dress shirts and make aprons with collars. Add pockets from back panel and ties from the same fabric. Also I remember making sleeping shirts for teen girls from my dads old long sleeve shirts. The arm length is up to you Remove the collar and add Rick rack or lace and even do some embroidery.

    • Susan Shapiro Susan Shapiro on Jan 03, 2016
      @Angie Decker Allen this is awesome! Thank you so much for the idea. Happy New Year!