Forever Flannel: 20+ Repurposed Shirt Projects

Forever Flannel: 20+ Repurposed Shirt Projects

After I made three different repurposed flannel shirt projects last year, one thing became abundantly clear: Y’all LOVE flannel shirt projects! And I’m right there with you, I love them, too (obviously)!

So, I decided to seek out other repurposed flannel shirt ideas to share with you as we dive deeper into the cooler months. Plaid is the official color of the season, is it not?

First, a quick recap of my 2015 Flannel projects- first up, my Reusable Hand Warmers.Repurposed Flannel Shirt DIY reusable hand warmers by Sadie Seasongoods /

Next- my Flannel-scrap buster holiday wreath.Repurpose and Upcycle Thrift Store flannel shirts into a cozy plaid wreath for winter Christmas holiday door decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

And last but not least (and now living with a dear friend in Arizona), my flannel & lace table runner.DIY Fall table runner using upcycled flannel shirts and repurposed vintage lace ribbon for rustic cabin style autumn decor by Sadie Seasongoods /

I should say that I have at least one flannel project in mind for this year, so stay tuned for that! But first, some other fantastic ideas to spark your imagination…


Another fantastic scrap buster project: A gorgeous headband!DIY flannel headband from thrift store shirt

DIY gift tags for the holiday season? I’ll take a dozen, please.Repurposed flannel shirt gift tags

Don’t forget your furbabies- they love flannel, too! Especially when it’s upcycled into a cozy bed.Flannel shirt upcycled into cozy cat dog bed

 I already have a business card holder, but I’m pretty sure I need a flannel version now! DIY business card holder from repurposed flannel shirt

Flannel + Mason Jar Lids = ADORABLE DIY Christmas ornaments!Repurpose flannel shirt mason jar lid band ring Christmas ornament

How’s this for a DIY gift for him? A flannel-lined cigar box turned into a valet!DIY dresser valet with repurposed cigar box and flannel shirt

Plaid belongs on your wrist, too, with this flannel-wrapped bangle.DIY flannel wrapped bangle bracelet

I love the idea of a Flannel applique pillow for the holidays.Flannel applique Christmas holiday pillow decor

 Wine just got cozy with these flannel wrapsFlannel shirt upcycled into decorative holiday wine wrap

Combining several old flannel shirts into one gorgeous quilt is a fantastic idea.repurposed flannel shirt scrap quilt

Oh my gosh- look at this flannel shirt repurposed as a little dog coat!upcycle flannel shirt into small dog coat

Re-cover a vinyl chair seat with a repurposed flannel shirt- what a great idea.Recover an outdated vinyl chair with a flannel seat cover

I would have never thought of upcycling a flannel shirt into an iPad/Tablet sleeveRepurpose flannel shirt into ipad or tablet sleeve cover

Something tells me I need to repurposed flannel shirts into Christmas stockings for my family!DIY flannel Christmas stockings from repurposed upcycle shirts

No-sew plaid pillow covers for my Fall porch? Yes, please.No-sew plaid flannel pillow DIY

One more for the pets- Upcycled flannel cat toys!Repurpose flannel shirt DIY catnip filled cat toy

 So, ummm…this knapsack from a repurposed shirt is pretty darn awesome and I want one. Upcycled / Repurposed plaid flannel shirt knapsack bag

I’ve made sweater mittens before but lining them with upcycled flannel is a phenomenal idea!Flannel lined DIY sweater mittens

Super simple flannel napkin rings for your holiday table- a whole set from a single shirt!Repurposed flannel shirt DIY napkin rings for holiday table decor

And one final scrap buster, a classic ornament that is perfect for your Christmas tree.Flannel shirt scrap DIY Christmas tree ornament


Are you mad for plaid yet? Or maybe your eyes are crossed- ha! Either way, I am most definitely under flannel’s spell once again this year…any guesses for my next project? I promise, I’ll share it soon!

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  1. Awesome roundup, Sarah. Pinned – thank you!

  2. What a wonderful array of projects! I turned my husbands worn out flannel shirts into Alzheimer Fidget Quilts.

  3. Awesome ideas! I love all of them — the bracelets, the wreath, the knapsack, the necklace, the tags, every one of them! I am honored to have the Plaid Ornaments from included — thank you!

  4. And there she goes again – a treasure trove of ideas!! My cats would love that bed! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  5. Oh my goodness, so many great ideas! And it’s incredible how such a rustic fabric can look so elegant when used in some ways! 🙂 Lisa

  6. I never tire of plaid, keep them coming please!

  7. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Sarah there are so many great ideas here. I’ll have to go looking for some more flannel shirts. Thanks for including my chair with a flannel seat.

  8. Thank you so much for the great round up of ideas and for the sweet gesture of including my quilt! I love your table runner and those mittens are super cozy and inspiring!

  9. Great collection of ideas. Think I like the plaid bangles the best! Visiting from Homemade and Handcrafted party.

  10. Hi sarah, love the collection of ideas !!
    This post has been featured at my facebook page :-

    Naush :-

  11. Just a few words cause I’ve got to go to the thrift store and look for flannel shirts! Great ideas, pinned and shared.

  12. Oh my goodness! What Fabulous ideas. I can’t decide which one to do first. I love them all! I am seriously going to do some! I don’t have a lot of shirts in my stash but I am going thrifting to look for some. I do have a stash of fabric though!
    Thanks for sharing this. I’d love for you to come over to The Fabulous Fall Party and link!
    It’s over here:
    Happy Fall!

  13. How fun! I love all of these flannel projects. I might have to make those Christmas ornaments this year!

  14. These are great ideas!! Thanks for sharing at TOHOT.

  15. Thank you for featuring my Flannel Ornament pillow!

  16. I love repurposing flannel shirts, esp into pillows. Thanks for so many great ideas for the rest of the shirts!! Lu

  17. Fantastic round up. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  18. Sarah, I love these flannel projects!! Your table runner, the ornaments, and those stockings are a few of my favorites!!

  19. Hey Sarah! As always, I love your ideas. Thank you for linking this post up at the Funtastic Friday Link Party. It’s my feature tonight!

  20. Brilliant ideas I love upcycling sweaters but hadn’t thought of flannel shirts before. The tags and the lined mittens are my favourite.

  21. The flannel shirt is a classic look that will never, ever go out of style. These ideas are super cute and I especially love the Christmas ones. Plaid just seems to go with Christmas!

  22. These are all great ideas! I was going to say the table runner was my favorite, then I ran across the iPad cover, the ornaments, and the stockings. Love them all, and I love flannel!

  23. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Sarah thanks for including my chair cover. Your projects are awesome sauce!!


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