Today I upcycled a torn cotton shirt into toy logs. I always make sure the clothes we reuse as toys are not wrinkle-free, as those generally have harmful PFOAs on them.
First I cut the sleeves off the shirt.
I cut one of the sleeves in half to get a total of 3 logs out of 2 sleeves.
I then took some old fabric to stuff the logs.
I cut it into 3 pieces and rolled it to fit the log. This ended up not being enough so I added some more cotton shirt scraps to fill the sleeves.
Here are the three sleeves, stuffed.
I took the ends and folded them closed, almost like gift wrap.
And then I sewed those ends shut.
Then I cut circles out of felt and drew on them with a black Sharpie Stained fabric pen.
I sewed the circles onto the ends of the logs with a blanket stitch and then used the fabric pen to draw wood grain onto the 3 logs and they were done!
Here they are with our Grimm's flames.
And here they are helping cook some of our playfood.
This was a quick, fun project that gave new life to a torn shirt.
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