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I made zoukin (Japanese style multi layer floor cloths) from a very old PJ top. I think I wore it through both pregnancies so the fabric was really stretched out and it also has big holes in one of the sleeves. Made it hard to get neat edges without wasting a lot, so I just roughly sewed through them on the sewing machine.
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An old skirt into dust rags.
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Rags, scissors, and scraps
Rags, scissors, and scraps
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Today I made a start on my Nest sand badge. For my first badge bit, I made rags from old clothes.

Old t-shirt not good for much else but rags.

Cutting for the least waste possible.

New rags from old t-shirt.
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Old oversized shirt transforms into 25 napkins and a pile of rags!
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Rags and napkins
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This might be a stretch... but, I turned this decrepit looking shirt into rags. My husband had gotten to it before me trying to make some masks out of it, back when they were a rarity (hah!). It's been a few months, so it is about time I turned the remains into rags.

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I love wearing very well worn cotton t-shirts because they are so comfortable, to the point where they start getting holes around the shoulder area, but eventually they do become rags, especially if also stained like this one.
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T-shirt destined for rags.
T-shirt destined for rags.
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T-shirt cut into rags.
T-shirt cut into rags.
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Resulting stack of rags.
Resulting stack of rags.
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Mother in-law has so many old clothes that are ripe for the picking. Time for some new rags! Twas a nice day to be outdoors :)
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I had a couple of old worn out shirts that looked perfect for some new rags.
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The two shirts destined for rags.
The two shirts destined for rags.
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The completed rags, with the left over bits in the top corner.
The completed rags, with the left over bits in the top corner.
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This one is going to be useful! Since I was little I never wanted to waste or throw anything away, so there are piles of old clothes at my parents still. What do with them? Bah, never knew! Starting with one shirt today, then will probably to a round to make rags for everyyyybody!

Everyone has such neat tools for cutting and sewing rags! When I have space and a sewing machine! Also interesting to see people using different shirts to create rags for different textures and purposes. Cool!
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Shirt to become rags. Why is it ripped already? Who knows.
Shirt to become rags. Why is it ripped already? Who knows.
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started cutting and haha maybe some others shirts can be turned into sleeveless vests
started cutting and haha maybe some others shirts can be turned into sleeveless vests
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Or ready-on-the-wrist bracelet rags!
Or ready-on-the-wrist bracelet rags!
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Okay for serious - my new stack of rags! Now to clean stuff!
Okay for serious - my new stack of rags! Now to clean stuff!
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