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Subject: recycling polo shirts....
Date Posted: 7/10/2009 12:51 PM ET
Member Since: 5/26/2009
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I have many polo shirts from when I was in high school. Now in college I don't need them anymore but I don't want to trow them away. I was wandering, what Can I do to modify those polo shirts to wear them?
Date Posted: 7/16/2009 11:54 AM ET
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Were these part of a school uniform?  Could you sell them to students who are still in the high school?

Otherwise, why can you not wear them now?

Date Posted: 7/16/2009 10:10 PM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2007
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I always find clever and helpful ideas on the site that had this suggestion for polo shirts:

Super Easy kids pants from mens polo shirt

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 5:04 PM ET
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Tee shirt reconstruction seems to be popular with crafty young people. I have never tried it but there are some books on the subject. Two of them are: Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt and 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie your T-Shirt into Something Special. I am sure some of the ideas could also be done with polo shirts. You could try googling tee shirt reconstruction.

Date Posted: 1/11/2010 12:21 AM ET
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You could also make a quilt with them!

Date Posted: 1/26/2010 10:12 PM ET
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I had a few polos from a job where they were required as part of a uniform.  I carefully picked out the company logo, which left a couple tiny holes where the stitching had been thick.  I applied ripstop to the holes and then attached a small iron-on applique to the same location and had new shirts to wear without advertising.  I imagine you could also use dye to change the color first, esp if they were white.  You could embellish around the collar and/or sleeve edges.

Date Posted: 2/8/2010 7:45 PM ET
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Oooooh, nice ideas!