You Can Do What With An Old Shirt?

posted on March 12, 2010 by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself  |  14 Comments

Craft Passion

I came across Craft Passion a few months ago when I was looking for ideas on what to do with old shirts…I ran into this idea and had to show and tell!  I told Joanne that we wanted to feature her because we love when we find answers to our How Does She…question.  She hit the HowDoesShe?… recycle old t-shirts  square on the nose.     Then I found a tutorial on what to do with old sheets and then…Scroll down and you’ll see!!!

Her site has beautiful pictures with great tutorials and yep…she can sew more than a straight line.  I will learn more sewing tricks someday:), but until I do, all you curvy line sewers check out these crafts and dust off the ol’ sewing machine and get busy saving the earth and sewing!

I asked Joanne to send in some information about her…she seemed so mysterious because there is no ‘about’ section on her page…so I was excited to see what she’d send our way and WOW she’s got an impressive resume!!!

She is the Business owner of an engineering company.  She holds a Master Degree (UK) of Engineering Business Management.  She has taught herself how to craft and started in first grade…it was a crochet water tumbler holder!

Here we go with Joanne from craft passion:


“I started Craft Passion more than a year ago to share my passion in crafted handmade. I love to sew, crochet and knit.  Due to recent global warming, I added some recycles crafts. You will find lots of practical tutorials and patterns in Craft Passion.  ‘How do I find time to make them and prepare so many tutorials while having to work full time and take care of 2 kids? Passion is the key that drives me there, a helpful and understanding hubby gives me strength, 2 beautiful kids inspired me.” – Joanne

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Here are Craft Passion’s recycled crafts!!!

From this to…tshirt into yarn

THIS!  You know all those old ‘Old Navy’ flag shirts laying around…lay around no longer!

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T-Shirt Yarn She’s got a great tutorial on how to make one!

Old sheet…

Braided-Rag-WIP4New Rug!!


Recycled Braided Rug Rag tutorial! {{say that 10 times fast}}

Then I saw this… a coin purse

tiger-coin-purse-1Tiger Coin Purse with a free pattern

Then I saw this…the answer to my son’s obsession with Elmo!elmo-main

She’s got the Elmo tutorial on how to make them!  My son will get a kick out of these!

Okay one more.

shaun-the-sheep-main1Shaun the Sheep

Love it!!! I love that we get to see all these fun sites.  Hop on over to Craft Passion!

Thanks Joanne for letting us spotlight you!!

    1. March 12th, 2010 at 9:00 am
      Shelley says:
      Are you kidding me?! That rug!? That basket!? Amazing!
    2. March 12th, 2010 at 2:07 pm
      Diane {} says:
      love these ideas! My daughter is always trying to create items with t-shirts, I can't wait to show this to her :)
    3. March 12th, 2010 at 4:26 pm
      Lacie E says:
      super cute um hello that rug is amazing
    4. March 12th, 2010 at 4:49 pm
      kelley clayton says:
      I have knitted a pot holder from a t-shirt; but no where near as cute!
    5. March 13th, 2010 at 6:20 am
      Hani says:
      LOVVVVVVE THESE IDEAS!! thanks HDS :D I can't stop saying that I love your site.. it's just SO inspiring! and it gets even more amazing everytime.
    6. March 14th, 2010 at 7:40 am
      Peggy says:
      More reasons why I want to learn to knit faster! I love Craft Passion, you can tell she really enjoys what she's doing. Off to Goodwill for sheets to make that rug. Check back in a year, and it might be half done(I really am that slow at knitting!)
    7. March 15th, 2010 at 9:57 am
      Marie Sargent says:
      I was trying to find the instructions for using a t-shirt to weave a basket and have not had luck finding it yet??? Any way you could help me find this would be greatly appreciated!! Great Ideas!!! :o)
      • March 19th, 2010 at 10:51 am
        Alison says:
        Here's the link!:)
    8. March 16th, 2010 at 9:15 pm
      Craft Passion says:
      Thanks for spotlighting me. I hope to share more with your readers in helping the earth to go green again.
      Thank you.
    9. November 19th, 2010 at 11:00 am
      Chasity says:
      OOH! I just love her stuff! Thank you for sharing her with us!
    10. November 29th, 2010 at 6:06 am
      paper kawaii says:
      OMG!!! Shaun the sheep!!! CUUUTE!!!!

    11. January 27th, 2012 at 7:14 am
      CA says:
      I have been trying to link to this Craft Passion site, but I cannot get it to work! I am especially interested in the Macaron Coin Purse. Is there any other site that has posted this tutorial? Thanks!
    12. May 29th, 2013 at 3:55 am
      procurar says:
      Currently it sounds like Movable Type is the best blogging platform
      out there right now. (from what I've read) Is that what you are using on your blog?
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