My T-shirt drawer is stuffed with at least six shirts I almost never wear but for one reason or another, can’t donate. Here’s a quickie craft project to make over any boring T-shirt or T-shirt dress using a bit of fabric and a needle. Buying a unique T-shirt like this would easily cost $25 or more so you are saving a bundle.
This “recipe” is from Jennifer Cookie of Raeburn Ink, author of “Design Your Own Tees: Techniques and Inspiration to Stitch, Stamp, Stencil, and Silk-Screen Your Very Own T-Shirts”. Sounds like a super cool book!
The end result
A super cute, edgy T-shirt or T-shirt dress with a smattering of hexagon cloth patches, see above.
What you need
T-shirt or T-shirt dress
5-10 cloth scraps
stiff paper or cardboard
needle or sewing machine
What to do
1. Cut a hexagonal pattern out of stiff paper or cardboard. Aim to make the hexagons 2-3 inches across.
2. Use the pattern to cut hexagons out of your cloth scraps. Cut 7-11 for a T-shirt, and about twice as many for a T-shirt dress. Be careful not to cut yourself!
3. Arrange the hexagons in an artsy pattern. The picture I saw had columns of 3-4 hexagons staggered so they overlapped a bit. There was a cluster of hexagon columns by the left shoulder and, for the dress, from right hip to thigh.
4. Pin the hexagons in place, then sew about a quarter inch from the edge of the hexagon. Or leave more space for extra fraying. Pick a thread color that contrasts with your fabric scraps and use it for the whole project for punch.
5. Your newly styled threads are ready to wear! As you wash, the fray will increase.
Buying a copy of this book supports BargainBabe.com! I wonder if I can get a review copy to blog about?!