16 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

7 Inspiring Examples of Refashioned T-Shirts

We all have a favorite t-shirt. If you’re lucky enough to work at a t-shirt company (wink, wink) where the dress code is so casual you actually get to wear t-shirts to work, you probably have several favorites. You may also have an over abundance of these cotton casuals that aren’t serving their intended duty. They have too much life to be turned into a dust rag, but don’t make quite the cut for public consumption. Here are several ways to refashion those surplus t-shirts and restore their honor.

1. T-Shirt No- Sew Bolero Shrug

Add some extra color and coverage to that summer dress with this simply romantic t-shirt shrug. Short sleeve or long sleeve, you can use most any t-shirt to add a pop of color to your outfit.

2. Easy T-shirt Aprons

T-Shirt Apron

I used to think aprons were a relic of the past, until I actually began doing a fair amount of entertaining and the associated cooking. These easy peesy t-shirt aprons will help keep your party clothes clean while you finish up those last minute preps. Guys, you can recycle one of your old football t-shirts to make an apron worthy of gridiron grilling.

3. DIY Shoe: T-Shirt + Flip Flops

DIY Shoes (Flip Flop + T-Shirt)

This DIY tutorial will show you how to transform an old pair of broken or uncomfortable flip-flops into a stylish pair of comfortable sandals using t-shirt fabric. If you’ve suffered any sandle “blow-outs” this summer where the strap came loose from the sole, you could certainly restrap the busted sandles with colorful fabric for a completely new look.

4. Bleach Art Tees

Bleach Art T-Shirt

All you need is a bleach pen, some stencils and a t-shirt. Get ready to wreck your way to an artful and edgy top. Make a creative, one-of-a-kind gift for a friend! The bleach pen technique can be used on any cotton item that is already dyed – think bandandas, hats or even shoes!

5. Yoga Pants

T-Shirt Yoga Pants

Who says yoga pants have to be bland? Turn a couple of your favorite graphic tees into personalized pair of comfy yoga pants.

6. Peplum T-shirt

Peplum T-Shirt

Add a bit of stylish flair and literal flare to one of your tees with this DIY peplum t-shirt. This is a great DIY project if you want to transform a plain t-shirt into something a bit more trendy.

7. Layered Tee

Layered T-Shirt

Enter a new dimension of depth! Create your own layered tee by “cutting away” the fabric on top to “reveal” the contrasting fabric underneath.

We hope you’ve been inspired to try one of these projects for yourself! Do you have any t-shirt restyling tips for us? Let us know in the comments below!

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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

Continue tutorial…

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22 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Ten Calvin & Hobbes T-Shirt Mashups [T-Shirt Memes]

Calvin & Hobbes in wagonIn one of my previous posts, I compiled a list of 20 Awesome Pop-Culture Mashup T-Shirt Designs. In that post, one of featured designs was a mashup of the iconic “Calvin & Hobbes” wagon image (see right) and “Star Wars.” It featured Han Solo and Chewbacca in a toy Millennium Falcon in the drawing style of the famous Sunday comic strip. The concept has become a meme among internet t-shirt retailers, resulting in several different takes on popular culture. Below is a list of ten “Calvin & Hobbes” mashup tees.

Batman & Robin
Batman & Robin

The Big Bang Theory (Sheldon & Leonard)
The Big Bang Theory

Breaking Bad (Walter & Jesse)
Breaking Bad

Back to the Future (Doc Brown & Marty McFly)
Back to the Future

Entourage
Entourage
Click to check out the rest of the “Calvin & Hobbes” mashups…

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15 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

T-Shirt Squad! [Video]

We’ve shown you how you can build your own, but are you aware of just how powerful a t-shirt cannon can be? Let the T-Shirt Squad show you! This team of elite operatives formed secretly by the government is a force to be reckoned with. Using the power of enthusiasm, team spirit, and awesome t-shirts, the T-Shirt Squad cannot only rile-up a crowd of thousands, but also conduct dangerous military operations. Video evidence is embedded below.

[NOTE: The following video contains some strong, censored language.]

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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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21 June 2011 ~ 3 Comments

20 Things You Never Knew About T-shirts [Infographic]

Infographics have easily become one of my favorite things on the Internet. When done right, they can be an effective and elegant way to display a set of information. In our previous infographic posts, you’ve seen The T-Shirt Lifecycle and What Your Band T-Shirt Says About You. This latest infographic find beautifully shares 20 interesting facts about t-shirts that you might not have known.

20 Things You Never Knew About T-shirts

Source: ClassB

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