Upcycling Old Concert T-Shirts

T-shirts hanging on hangers on a wrack

Over the years, you’ve collected a lot of band t-shirts. But your touring days are getting fewer and far between, and a lot of those t-shirts are getting ratty, out of style or just don’t fit anymore. All is not lost! There’s a lot you can do with those old concert shirts, including:

Make a Choker T-Shirt

Holes in the front of your tour shirt? No problem! Just cut out the offending piece, leaving just the collar for a stylish choker shirt.  Not only will you be able to salvage your favorite concert t-shirt, but you will get a stylish new addition to you wardrobe.

Make a Cool New Shirt

If your current band shirt is on its last legs, you might still be able to salvage the spirit of it. A few cuts in the right places can work magic! Check out this video on 5 ways to upgrade an old shirt. If the choker idea is leaving you feeling a little too exposed, you can make it less revealing but still appealing by adding eyelets and string for a lace-up front.

Make a Dress

There are many ways to make your favorite shirt into your new favorite dress. You could sew the logo onto an existing dress (this also works great on a hoodie), you could simply add some fabric to cover some of the leg area or if you’re dealing with an oversized T-shirt a few cuts, a little sewing, and a belt can all go a long way.

 Make a Sunglass Case

With just scissors, a shoelace, a needle and thread, a safety pin, chalk and a ruler, you can make a nifty fabric sunglass case out of your old band t-shirt. You can also glue the fabric onto any old hard sunglass cases you have laying around!

Make a Throw Pillow

Are your throw pillows looking a little blah? Jazz them up with material from your band T-shirt! It is a great way to represent your favorite bands every single day. Check out this step by step tutorial. 

Make a Tote Bag

Turning what’s left of your band T-shirt onto a tote is a great way to show your true colors in a little more sophisticated and more convenient way. Here are directions to complete it in only ten minutes!

Make a Quilt

If you’ve got a bunch of old band T-shirts you know you’re not going to wear again, sew them all together into a quilt. Now you can finally sleep with all your favorite bands the way you’ve always wanted to! Another take on this sewing design is to turn them into a scarf!

Find Classic Tour Shirts in Milwaukee at Record Head

If you’re looking for more classic concert shirts to add to your collection, come check us out at Record Head at 7045 West Greenfield Ave. in West Allis, WI. We offer tons of concert t-shirts at wholesale closeout prices. Come on down and see what we’ve got for you today!