Hi, my name is Melanie and I am a Hoarder. More specifically, I am a tank top hoarder. I can't help it. I wear them year-round, to sleep, as a cami under a v-neck shirt, or lounging around the house. After all these years, I have acquired a sizable stash.
As styles change and improve, I have a stack of tank tops that are too short or aren't as comfortable compared to my new tanks. They are all still in wearable shape, but I don't wear them. I hate getting rid of something I *might* be able to use. Well, enough sitting around, it is finally time to turn these guys into something else.
First, I used this tutorial for turning a t-shirt into a tote bag from Daft Craft's blog. Since I was using a tank top instead of a t-shirt I was able to skip a few steps. The bag is really simple and cute. It doesn't look like much from the photo, but my daughter loves having her own bag.
Next, I decided to modify one of the tank tops into a dress for my toddler.
I am not an expert seamstress, so there are a few flaws, but I had fun upcycling the tank tops. I plan to make several more items. I'm challenging myself to find some other easy options for upcycling. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!