02 June 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Turn Your Old Tees Into a Pillow Chair [Video]

Here’s yet another great project that makes use of your old t-shirts–a do-it-yourself pillow chair! This project comes to us from Tiffany Threadgould of RePlayGround and Becky Stern of Craftzine.com. You may remember Becky from a previous post back in April, “Hey, Ladies! Modify Those Shapeless, Unisex Tees Into Something More Flattering.

Check out the embedded video below for a step-by-step walk-through of how you can create your very own pillow chair from a dozen old t-shirts and some spare upholstery foam. Some sewing skills are required for this project, so keep that in mind before cutting up your old t-shirts! For a full list of materials and tools you’ll need to complete this project, check out this post on the craftzine blog.

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18 May 2011 ~ 2 Comments

We Have Lift-Off! Build Your Own T-Shirt Cannon

On Monday, the space shuttle Endeavor made its historic launch into space for one final mission. In honor of the event, why not have a “launch” of your own? A launch of t-shirts! Introducing the DIY T-Shirt Cannon–the ultimate t-shirt delivery mechanism for your next event. In the video below, Kipkay shows you how to construct your very own high-powered t-shirt cannon out of parts commonly found at any hardware store.

This video only gives a general overview of the parts and process for the project, so when you’re ready to start building your own, be sure to check out this PDF for the full list of components and detailed instructions.

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13 April 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Build Yourself a Cool T-Shirt Rack and Stop Stretching Those Collars

The T-Shirt Rack with NeckSaverIf you have a heavy rotation of t-shirts in your wardrobe, you know it can be a pain when it comes time to fold the laundry. Folding a t-shirt the “proper” way takes a lot of practice and patience, so most of us just end up with a giant crease down the center of the shirt. As an alternative, you could hang them up on hangers in the closet, but that will end up stretching the collars over time. There must be a better way…

Introducing the The T-Shirt Rack with Necksaver–a creation of user Scrupulous over at instructables. For under $30 and 30 minutes of your time, you can build your very own T-Shirt Rack to store your prized tees without worry of wrinkles, creases, or stretched-out necks!

Want to construction one of your own? Check out this step-by-step guide for a list of materials, instructions, and photos of the entire process.

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30 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

3 Super-Geeky DIY T-Shirt Projects

Ben Heck’s “Portal”-Inspired T-Shirt

Ben Heck's "Portal" T-Shirt

Geek idol and modding god, Ben Heck, created his own high-tech t-shirt inspired by the popular video game “Portal” by Valve Software. The project utilizes a small LCD display, a miniature security camera, and a battery pack to create a t-shirt that creates the illusion of having a see-through ‘portal’ on your torso. Check out episode 4 of “The Ben Heck Show” for a full step-by-step breakdown of how he made the shirt.

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