Another thing that is perfectly normal in our house. Taking an old outgrown t-shirt like this (with too-short, chewed sleeves) :
and converting it (with ample cursing over a sewing machine) into a new, extended sleeve, t-shirt using scraps of blue t-shirt.
Ditto this one which was an adult t-shirt got for free from the local Swap Shop,
now converted to a long-sleeve child's t-shirt: