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i found this shirt in my truck.
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before
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halfway
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done
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I used an old cotton duvet cover that I saved for just this purpose.
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Location: Carlton County, Minnesota, USA: 3b; Dfb; sandy loam; in the woods
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I turned a shirt into rags. A lot of the stuff I see on the net about doing this is about transforming t-shirts, which is fine for dusting, but I like rags from stiffer woven fabric for scrubbing. You might note from my pictures that I don’t mind seams, plackets, pockets, etc — they all provide extra tooth when cleaning something stubborn.
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Shirt, recently stripped of buttons.
Shirt, recently stripped of buttons.
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25 moderately large rags in three piles and a very small amount of waste to the side.
25 moderately large rags in three piles and a very small amount of waste to the side.
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I accidentally ripped one of my daughter's outfits, so it became really soft rags.
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Ripped outfit
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Rags
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My partner's brown shirt started developing pinholes just about everywhere in addition to the edges wearing badly, so it was time for it to go.
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Cutting shirt
Cutting shirt
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Rags
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I harvested my old gardening shirt for buttons and then rags! Two BB's in one go. It was a ton of fun. I tried to keep seams and finished edges intact, and I also serged the cut edges for a bit more durability. Other scraps went in my fabrics bin to use for patches later. I kept the pocket because it was too cute to cut up. I'll add it to a future project.
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Original Gardening shirt that was stained and ripped.
Original Gardening shirt that was stained and ripped.
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 Shirt cup up int rags
Shirt cup up int rags
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Rags with serged edges
Rags with serged edges
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Good morning! It was time to make some PJ pants that were no longer worth mending into rags. Saved the elastic separately for adjusting/repairing kid clothes.
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Pants
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Rags
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Here's an old shirt I'd never be able to sell and really don't want to wear, cut into nice usably sized rags
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The shirt, before cutting it up.
The shirt, before cutting it up.
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After cutting it, the squares to the right and scraps on the left.
After cutting it, the squares to the right and scraps on the left.
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Some of the new rags, separated
Some of the new rags, separated
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An old t-shirt that was a bit too holey for me to wear out anymore. I traced it first so I can make a new one later. It's a nice soft material that I think might work well for cleaning windows without streaks.
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old t-shirt
old t-shirt
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seams cut off
seams cut off
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rags made!
rags made!
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Here is an old marathon shirt that I no longer use. It was just sitting in the closet collecting dust.
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The whole shirt
The whole shirt
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I cut larger rags out of the shirt because I find them much more useful at this size.
I cut larger rags out of the shirt because I find them much more useful at this size.
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The rag stack
The rag stack
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