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When I was first learning how to sew, back in high school, I started teaching myself by taking clothes apart and reconstructing them into something new. I was always doing altered fashion projects, and I was a big fan of t-shirt surgery projects in particular. So it should come as no surprise that these projects have been popular topics on my site here as well!
The no sew DIY t-shirt vest project by Wobisobi that I linked to has gotten some serious love. It’s such a simple and fun project, that it’s no wonder why. If you love easy-peasy DIY projects, you should really head on over and follow her blog. Or check out her Pinterest board full of T-shirt DIY inspiration. I especially love this no-sew halter top out of an old t-shirt.
A few years ago, my friends and I with the New Orleans Craft Mafia did some t-shirt revamp workshops at the Bayou Boogaloo festival. We did a few projects there, including some simple t-shirt into halter top projects as well as a simple tote bag. (Think the shape of those plastic grocery store bags – they’re often called “t-shirt bags” for a reason. You just cut off the sleeves & a bigger neck-hole, and then sew the bottom hem of the shirt closed. You’ve now got a bag!!) I posted a lot of other t-shirt surgery resources and ideas here.
The New Orleans Craft Mafia has also done some local workshops on making no-sew fabric necklaces out of old t-shirts. One of my most popular posts here was on the recycled t-shirt necklaces by Carole of Minuit12. Want to learn how to DIY? Keira at A Pretty Penny did a great tutorial on how to make an easy t-shirt necklace. (No sewing involved!)
P.S. That t-shirt surgery community I used to frequent way back in the days of Livejournal? Oh yeah – it’s still kicking!