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I got this shirt for participating in an event years ago. I think I’d worn it only three times since—it was an ugly color and wasn’t particularly comfortable. The only time I did wear it was for pruning hundreds of tomatoes, so it’s also stained green on the front. Well, it’ll be useful now, instead of just taking up space under the bed.

Previously, I’ve cut up scrap shirts for rags, but I cut the squares a little small. I always feel like I have to grab eight of them to clean the whole bathroom. So I cut them bigger this time.
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This shirt was no longer usable and I can always use more rags!
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The old shirt
The old shirt
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Cutting it up
Cutting it up
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The rags sorted by size
The rags sorted by size
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Dave Burton wrote:This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will make rags out of old clothes.


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Some articles on making rags out of old clothing
  - Turn Old Clothes into Dust Rags
  - Upcycle Old Clothing
  - How to Recycle T-Shirts into Dish Cloths

Related Threads
  - Mending Our Clothes... Do You?
  - Our Grandparents and Frugality
  - Ergonomics of Life





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This t shirt had a bunch of small holes
This t shirt had a bunch of small holes
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This T-shirt was wholly, and now I have a bunch of rags!
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Dave Burton wrote:This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will make rags out of old clothes.


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Some articles on making rags out of old clothing
  - Turn Old Clothes into Dust Rags
  - Upcycle Old Clothing
  - How to Recycle T-Shirts into Dish Cloths

Related Threads
  - Mending Our Clothes... Do You?
  - Our Grandparents and Frugality
  - Ergonomics of Life





To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
   - upcycle old clothing into rags

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the old clothing
   - an after picture of the rags made from the old clothing
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this

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This is an old shirt with lots of little holes and some sun bleaching
This is an old shirt with lots of little holes and some sun bleaching
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Rags!
Rags!
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T-shirt was out grown and had some pin holes. - perfect for new rags
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rotary cuttet and straight edge
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pile of new rags
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There are some fancy rags in this thread; I'm here to buck the trend.
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Not actually old, but I don't wear black often, and it reminds me of barwork.
Not actually old, but I don't wear black often, and it reminds me of barwork.
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Functional rags, if not fanciable.
Functional rags, if not fanciable.
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My son declared that this t-shirt was beyond use even for him and donated it to my rag-and-patches supply.

I'm inclined to agree with his decision!




I cut off the seams to make plant ties, cut out rags in zokin sizes which might be used as-is or might just possibly get used as zokin-fillers. And the bits of fabric that were in better condition were put on one side for making pretty patches for his other t-shirts.


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