So, far I have 11 shirts de-constructed; 11 more to go. One additional step I'm taking is snipping off all the buttons. Why? I'm 70, my parents went thru the Great Depression, and taught me many lessons about thrift. This one stuck, never throw away buttons, you never know when you'll need one. Each shirt has at least 11 buttons, most have more. High count is 15, on the long sleeve shirts. Don't worry, I'll use them for one thing or another.
May your bobbins always be full,