I turn old shirts into dresses, and write and paint all over them, etc. all the time. I love remaking shirts. Once they're all cut up, shirts are just yards of fabric. The past week, I turned a Breakfast Club shirt into a vintagey dress by adding a skirt a collar and taking some fabric off. I also made my roommate a workout shirt (like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/20829217000149166/) with a bow and a quote on it but also made the pink fade. Thing is, I would never make them into a bag or scarf or anything like that BUT just redoing a shirt is a lot of fun. I'm also not one to follow a lot of trends, so the shirts that tie at the bottom or have a lot of cut-outs aren't my thing BUT if you do them right, they look fantastic and not homemade.