Spring weather has me ready to clean out my closet and get ready for summer. I rounded up over 13 t-shirt refashion ideas to get inspired about refreshing old shirts into fun, new tops! These are great sewing projects for beginners, especially if you’re new to knits, because you aren’t spending a bunch of money on fabric. If you spread the word, your friends and neighbors will give you their handmedowns to makeover for free, too!

If you don’t have any shirts ready for a new look, head out to Goodwill and check out my tips for thrifting to refashion and upcycle here!

What’s the biggest issue you have when it comes to refashioning tshirts? I think lots of these would be perfect for refashioning boxy men’s shirts into more feminine shirts for women. I’m having trouble choosing which one to sew for summer next, let me know your favorite t-shirt refashion ideas!

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13+ T-shirt refashion ideas


Open back t-shirt refashion from Sew Much Love, Mary – I haven’t tried an open back shirt yet, but this would give some great ventilation for summer I think!

How to refashion a shirt to be longer here at Swoodson Says- if you shrunk a shirt in the wash, this is an easy way to add some length.

Fun gathered back t-shirt refashion from Mabey She Made It – I love the back detail with a surprise of the different print.

Reverse applique text t-shirt refashion here at Swoodson Says – this was my most recent refashion and I get so many compliments on it.

Cute wrap waist tshirt refashion from Bonnie and Blithe – I love how this looks, I would’ve never guessed she made it!

Geometric t-shirt refashion tutorial here at Swoodson Says – an oldie but goodie for me, this could be replicated with any geometric shape.

Flowy boho tshirt refashion from Sews and Bows – if your shirt is too tight at the seams, this makes it more comfortable and looks summery!

Blousey overlay tshirt refashion here at Swoodson Says – a unique silhouette, this tshirt refashion is a great way to hide stains (or a big lunch).

Bow neck tshirt refashion at Michael Ann Made – simple and chic, this looks really easy to do.

Creative lace-up tee refashion at 5 Feet of Style – perfect for summer, I think this looks cute in front too (click through to see that).

Plain tee to ruffle tee from Heather Handmade – this looks really fresh and easy!

Freezer paper stencil refashion here at Swoodson Says – the easiest way to make a diy graphic tee, I use this method all the time.

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Sequined, no sew, tshirt refashion at Pearls & Scissors – I wouldn’t have thought of this and it looks totally store bought!

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