DIY Pet Blankets Using Old T-Shirts

Bella Escobar, Features Editor

How to Make Blankets out of Old T-Shirts

Looking for a creative way to utilize old T-shirts in a way that your dog will enjoy?  Make a blanket!  Heres how:

To make your Blanket, you will need:

  1. 12 T-Shirts (or more if you would like it to be bigger)
  2. Scissors
  3. Permanent Marker
  4. A ruler 


Step 1:  Designing

  1. Lay your T-shirt down on a flat surface
  2. Place the ruler over the area you desire to cut out
  3. Trace a 12×12 inch area with permanent marker

4. Remove the ruler and cut out the area that you traced

5. Repeat the first 4 steps for all of the t shirts that you gathered 


Step 2: Assembling

  1. Start off by taking 2 of your cut out shirts and lining them up next to each other

2. Cut small strips from both shirts along each side  

3. For each corner edge, cut halfway across that strip to cut it into 2 “semi” cuts.

4. Tie the strips from both shirts together into a knot

5. To tie the corner strips, take the 2 strips that are closest together and tie them; there should still be 2 “outer” strips remaining

6. Repeat the first 3 steps and continue to connect each shirt you have cut out

 7. This is how all shirts will be tied and connected


Step 3: Finalizing

  1. If the knots seem to shrivel up the shirts, gently pull them away to stretch them back out.

You’re Done!

At this point, your homemade blanket made out of T-shirts should be ready for your dog to snuggle in!