After researching, it was found that there are several websites and blogs filled with new and neat ideas for recreating your old shirts into something exciting and new.
www.howjoyful.com/2011/06/upcycoe-t-shrts-to-summer-vest-tutorial has a vest created out of two Target t-shirts that cost $3 each. It has an easy tutorial to follow, great pictures, and is really pretty worn over a black dress. The author includes many other tutorials, some of which include a Target t-shirt into a maternity top with ruffled shoulders and a remake of a tank tee and skirt into a dress.
There are sites for making a t-shirt necklace or adding a flowered collar to a tee. You can find tutorials for how to make a memory quilt using your old concert tees that you just don't want to give to Goodwill. And speaking of Goodwill, you can buy lots of t-shirts to remake into a new wardrobe and spend only a few dollars to do so.
Dollar Store Crafts at www.dollarstorecrafts.com/2011/04/reconstructed-clothing-5-ways-to-revamp-a-t-shirt/ has an idea for what you can do when you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear with a cute remake of a tee with pleated neckline and gathered shoulders, great with your pencil skirt for work. There's also a cute tee with sleeves cut off and detail added around the neck, a tee with ruffled tuxedo front, and a tee with bow embellishments and neck detail.
For the more adventurous and perhaps non-sewer, you can remake a t-shirt with simple cuts, seen at www.wobisobi.blogspot.com/2012/07/yee-shirt-diy-4-liera.html. All you need is a t-shirt, chalk, and scissors to make this and it is all done only with cutting. It has slits in the back and a slit up the side to create a hip tie and would look great with a pair of skinny jeans, layered or not.
You can remake your tees for your kids, or your man's tee for you. You are only limited by your imagination!
Many of these ideas came from Pinterest by using a simple search for remaking t-shirts. Doing a google search will give you a large list of sites to pick from and going to http://www.amazon.com revealed 16 books to pick from with the lowest price selling for .74 plus shipping. The list includes not only recycled tees, but also sweatshirts, sweaters, denim, and scarves.