Let’s Talk T-shirts!
Grab a cup of java and join us for some t-shirt fun.
Collect those time-worn, faded or special t-shirts from your closet and rescue them from becoming a rag bag victim by exploring alternative uses for your t-shirts that will knock your socks off! Betcha’ thought the only thing you could do with a t-shirt was wear it with your favorite jeans or shorts. Nope, you’re wrong! Don’t ya’ just hate being wrong? I sure do!
Well, when we’re done with ya’, you’re not only going to have the straight skinny on how to extend the life of those favorite t-shirts … but also be admired by friends and family for your creativeness. So let’s get to work!
Become a fashion Diva in a t-shirt dress that you created! Grab that favorite t-shirt hanging in your closet and run to the fabric store to find some coordinating fabric to create a delightful and comfortable t-shirt dress for you or that little girl. Find some great instructions for creating a t-shirt dress at the following link: Just Deanna
Dream sweet dreams on your favorite t-shirt pillow. That’s right, you can turn those old or out-grown t-shirts into fantastic pillows for any room of home. Children love having their favorite t-shirts turned into bedroom pillows because it allows them to hang on to those special t-shirts that they love.Create t-shirt pillows for your home or office, for those camping trips and for your car. It's easy, fun and simple to do! For instructions to create your own t-shirt pillow, we have provided a link to help you with the easy process. Vintage T-shirt Pillows
My personal favorite alternative use for t-shirts are t-shirt quilts. I love them because they are bright and colorful and can record your life by the special t-shirts you’ve collected.
If you want to create a special gift for your children, a t-shirt quilt of their favorite t-shirts will not only keep them warm but will also warm their hearts. For more on t-shirt quilts we offer the following link: T-shirt Quilts . T-shirt quilts make a wonderful birthday or holiday gift for anyone and will be a treasured gift for years to come.
Did you know you can turn that infant onesie … creeper … bodysuit, whatever term you use, into a gorgeous little t-shirt dress for any little girl? You sure can and they are adorable! Just take a gander at the cute little baby dress created from an infant’s onesie. A little fabric and some trimmings and you can create the perfect little dress for your infant.
Megan Nicolay's new book "Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt" offers a collection of stylish ideas to help convert the ubiquitous T-shirt into a personal statement.
Nicolay, who learned to sew from her mother, a professional clothing designer, shows how to turn ordinary shirts into trendy clothing and more - a basic tote bag, leg warmers, drawstring purse and pillows, just to name a few - with ample illustrations, clear diagrams and suggested pattern variations.
She also provides a wealth of "Tee Trivia" - did you know that "the T-shirt was originally worn as men's underwear. Not until the 1970s was the T-shirt allowed as outerwear in schools.
Now, take a deep breath as this t-shirt recycling idea will knock the wind outta ya’! T-shirt Underwear!
Did you know that you can create underwear from t-shirts? Uh-huh, it took me by surprise too! Get the skinny on turning outerwear into underwear at the following link: T-shirt Underwear
Decorate your home or office with framed t-shirt art! Yep, you can turn that special t-shirt into a beautiful piece of art and preserve that memory of a special event or an accomplishment for a lifetime.