24 June 2013 ~ 2 Comments

How to Craft a DIY T-Shirt Scarf

How to Craft a DIY T-Shirt Scarf

In our last post, we shared some cool do-it-yourself tutorials with ways to repurpose your old t-shirts, courtesy of a few of the best crafty blogs on the web. Today we have a little tutorial of our own! Check out our step-by-step guide on how to craft a simple, super-cute scarf out of an old t-shirt. Let’s get started!

What you’ll need:

  • One t-shirt. Any knit fabric will do. The larger the size, the longer the scarf will be.
  • Large, flat surface to lay out your t-shirt.
  • Rotary blade or scissors for cutting fabric.
  • Yard stick or large ruler for measuring and a straight edge.
  • An iron for pressing fabric.
  • A sewing machine for sewing.

1. Lay your t-shirt on a flat surface, smooth out to remove most of the wrinkles.

Step 1

2. Cut straight across the bottom of the t-shirt just above the hem.

Step 2a

With the bottom of the t-shirt removed, the result should look something like this:

Step 2b

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03 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Turn A Crew Neck into a V-Neck [Video]

A few months ago I shared a great video instructing ladies in how they could turn a shapeless unisex tee into something more-fitted and sexy.

In the same vein, YouTube user, withwendy, has created a very informative DIY video on how you can turn any standard crew neck tee into a stylish v-neck–a modification suitable for both men and women alike! As with some previous projects featured on the blog, some sewing skills are required. Check it out!

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29 June 2011 ~ 1 Comment

From Old Tee to New Underwear

            

And now, yet another project for recycling your old tees. This time it’s a little more… intimate. Logan Billingham at the do-it-yourself website, SuperNaturale, tells you everything you need to know in order grant an old, neglected tee with a new life as a pair of underwear.

For starters, here’s a list of everything you’ll need for this project:

  • A T-shirt
  • Thin elastic cord (48″ or enough to go around both legs and your waist)
  • 6″ x 4″ of clean fabric, a thin cotton knit (optional)
  • Sewing machine, thread, scissors, etc.
  • Big piece of paper (about 2′ x 4′) or enlarged pattern printout.

Now, when you’re all set with everything you need, head on over to the article, T-Shirt Underwear, for the detailed instructions and to download the fabric patterns in PDF format.

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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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