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Make Recycled T-shirt Alphabet Beanbags

17 April 2010 23,913 views 6 Comments

by heather

I love this use for old t-shirts: Alphabet beanbags by Katie at Notes from a very red kitchen. They're so fun and colorful, and by far my favorite thing about them is that there's an uppercase letter on one side, and the corresponding lowercase letter on the other side! My sons would love these. I also really like the photo of all the alphabet squares in a row - would be fun for a quilt! [click here for the alphabet bean bag tutorial]

Project Estimate:

  • Assorted t-shirts or other clothing, on hand
  • Sewing stuff (machine & thread), on hand
  • Beans or rice, on hand or a few bucks

Total: FREE and up

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  • Amanda said:

    Oh my gosh, how cute are those?! They are adorable!

  • mab said:

    This is a great tutorial for anyone participating in the latest Craft Hope project! They’re making letter, number, & shape beanbags for an orphanage in Liberia. You can read more about it at CraftHope.com.

    Thanks for the tutes!

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  • sara said:

    These are fantastic for Autistic and sensory sensitive kids. You could do lots of things here – Using rough fabrics for the letters so they can feel the letter – You can also do some #’s and play number games like multiplication or skip counting. What a superb idea. Definitely on my to-do list and what a super way to recycle the old t shirts.

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