i don't throw remnants away. I sort them according to color and fabric and I have a separate organization for t shirt scraps. I sort them separately because I work with them differently. They stretch and can't usually be sewn to non-stretch fabrics.
I had collected quite a large amount of t shirt strips from all the shirts that I had resized and have been itching to create with them.
I made the usual (for me) items out of t shirt remnants, yoyos, fabric flowers
I have wanted to create 2 things with t shirt fabric - art and fabric to create clothing.
Patchwork clothing made from cotton pieces lends it self to a specific type of garment, coats, jackets, pants, not really something that is flexible, that calls for a flexible stretchy fabric.
I have been thinking about this for a long time and began to see a product so I sat down and experimented.
I first made an art piece and washed it to see how it held up. The results were good.
So next I decided to create a t shirt strip tunic.
And then a vest.
At the beginning of next winter I think I will make a coat. It is a lot of work and very time consuming but I really like the results.
Of course I used the remnants to create more products
I am working on a tutorial for the art quilt technique as well as the tunic and the vest. Follow to see when it will be ready.