I HAD MY COLLEGE T-SHIRTS TRANSFORMED INTO A BLANKET
Updated: Apr 4
If you’re a new mom, your preferred outfit of choice right now is probably baggy t-shirts matched with your favorite sweatpants. But if you’re like me, you may try to compensate for your dirty house and overflowing laundry pile by dressing up in clothes that aren’t just t-shirts and sweatpants. If you’re like me, you also probably have a stockpile of college t-shirts you never wear but won’t get rid of because of “memories.” Your partner has probably begged you countless times to declutter your t-shirt drawer, so he can have more space. You’ve probably come up with ridiculous excuses as to why you need to hold onto 78 different t-shirts, and your partner just isn’t buying them anymore. Well, I’ve got good news for you! There is a way to repurpose your t-shirts, while holding onto those precious memories.
Now, I know we may all be on different pages when it comes to t-shirts as everyday attire, but I think we can all agree blankets are a necessity. You truly can never have enough blankets. I could get gifted a blanket every holiday and birthday and never get tired of them. They are simply wonderful. But let me let you in on a little secret. There is this amazing company that will transform your beloved t-shirts into a beautiful blanket. And the great news is, the prices are reasonable. Because I have never been much of a t-shirt wearer, I had always had my heart set on getting my college t-shirts made into a quilt when I graduated. These shirts would chronicle my time as a Resident Advisor (RA) and my many hours spent doing community service for some of the coolest organizations on campus. But after scouring the internet, all the custom quilts I found online were going to cost upwards of $500. That was simply not within my recent graduate budget. After altering my search, I was able to find a company, called Project Repat, that will turn your old t-shirts into a custom blanket. And the prices start at only $75 for a lap blanket. For larger sizes, the prices are still reasonable, though. I opted for a twin size blanket and chose the double-sided option to utilize more of my t-shirts.
The process wasn’t very difficult at all either. You simply cut off the backside of the t-shirt and send them off. Just be sure that the logos on your shirts fit within the panel size you chose. Within a few weeks, I had a blanket full of beautiful memories. This blanket means so much to me, because it even has the t-shirt I wore on the day I gave birth after going to a community service event at a local beach. Sure, I don’t dare to actually use this blanket, but it’s so fun to look at and reminisce. These blankets can be great for just about anyone in your family, especially your children. Throughout their youth, they’re going to accumulate a ton of t-shirts from school events, sporting events, and vacations that you’re not going to know where to put them all. Transforming these t-shirts into a beautiful blanket is a great way to save space and hold onto these memories forever.
If you’re interested in purchasing a blanket, head to projectrepat.com. Their site is always having great promotions, but for the biggest savings, I highly recommend visiting retailmenot.com for the best coupon codes. So instead of letting those old t-shirts in your closet rot away, do something awesome with them!