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10 Ways to Reuse an Old T-Shirt. DIY Flip Flops on Pinterest. Amy Butler Scarf Headband. It all started when I found this headband at the dollar store.

Amy Butler Scarf Headband

Well, I don't care for the gigantic fake gemstones but I saw the potential. I tore off the covering to to work with the plain headband. You will need:. One plastic headband. . DIY Refashion or Repurpose. DIY Bleach Tie Dye. Last summer, we were obsessed with shibori indigo tie dying.

DIY Bleach Tie Dye

No, really . . . we just about dyed anything white in sight. So when Free People asked us to include a DIY in their guest blogger series, we knew a new tie dye project was absolutely in order. And as the weather is beginning to warm up, what better time than now to start experimenting with reverse tie dye using bleach! Black tees and tops: watch out! To make a grid-like pattern, fold the shirt like an accordion and bind it between two pieces of wood or other flat shaped objects. Before you start bleaching, make sure you are wearing gloves and working outdoors or in a well ventilated area. The rusty brown color will slowly fade into a beautiful lighter shade as it begins to set.

Your reverse bleach tie dye shirt is ready to wear! (top image from here, rest of images by HonestlyWTF) Birds of a Feather: Feather Stencil. Recently I’ve been admiring feathers.

Birds of a Feather: Feather Stencil

They’re so delicate and I enjoy its silhouette. Bleach Pen Damask T-Shirt. How to make a draped t-shirt. This cowl neck top is quite easy to make.

How to make a draped t-shirt

It has only four seams and you can create the pattern yourself. The cowl neck comes from making the neckline of the shirt wider at the front than the back – this extra fabric hangs down creating the drapey neckline. The folds in the sleeves come from extra fabric as well, which is added by angling the shoulder seam upward. Doodle Your Style. Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse When you chit chat on the phone, do find your self mindlessly scribbling swirls and waves, curly-cues and spirals, zig-zags and dots, or lines and patterns on scrap paper?

Doodle Your Style

If you do, then you are most likely a doodler! Creative and Cool Ways to Reuse Old Scarves. DIY Ruana. When I think of the styles in fashion that were used years ago and now are coming back again, the clothes of our grandmothers and our mothers that now come back as a super MUST, it’s amazing how fashion repeats.

DIY Ruana

In particular I’ve always liked this, the Ruana. Very In years ago, and now is coming back. Tie One On! Upcycled and Repurposed Neckties. As all clothes do, neckties go in and out of style over time, so they are often donated to goodwill shops or given away to friends or family who might find a use for them.

Tie One On! Upcycled and Repurposed Neckties

Other times, we may find ourselves the inheritor of ties when a loved one passes on. DIY circle skirt from a thrifted sheet. I don’t have a specific sewing area in my house, so the plan is that I put my sewing stuff away in my room when I’m not in the middle of a project, and bring it down to the kitchen when I am.

DIY circle skirt from a thrifted sheet

Turns out I’m too lazy to walk my machine back up to my room when I’m done sewing, so it’s been hanging out on the floor in the kitchen, collecting dust and cheerios and other random junk. To help assuage the guilt I have about being unable to actually clean it up, I made a skirt the other day. TUTORIAL: Reconstructed Men's Shirt to Button-down Tank Top! (surgery prep) Last summer I underwent major surgery on my torso which resulted in a prolonged period of the inability to lift my arms.

TUTORIAL: Reconstructed Men's Shirt to Button-down Tank Top! (surgery prep)

This, combined with the warm weather, made wardrobe prep very important! Clothing DIY and Refashion Ideas. Wardrobe Refashion: The Spring Cardigan. Version #2 made from thrift store fabric version #1 from a thrift store jersey sheet This is a really, really easy project - it's made from 1 piece of fabric with just 2 little seams.

Wardrobe Refashion: The Spring Cardigan

You can see the full tutorial on my blog. Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 4 (Stretchy Knit Straps with Flowers. Okay, I know……how many more ways can I transform my poor flip-flops. I got my fix, I can stop with the flip-flop craze for a while. Haha. Thanks for humoring me. But in case you haven’t seen the other flip-flop refashion ideas, click here, here, and here. (If you’ve made any, how did it go? Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 1 (Braided Straps. Summer is great. And warm. And full of outdoor activities and trips to the pool and random walks around the neighborhood.

I love it. And my shoe of choice for these warmer months?? Sandals, of course. So, I saw a tutorial for this flip-flop makeover (great work Mother Huddle), floating around the web…….and the wheels started turning. A tablecloth reborn. This shirt began life as a beautiful linen tablecloth belonging to my mother’s stepmother’s mother (my step-great-grandmother?). After many years the stains and tears were too large and numerous to be covered with a strategically placed platter, but it was too special to just throw out. So it became this top. I designed the top around the lace of the tablecloth, keeping as much intact as possible. There were two sections of lace without major rips or stains, just enough to make the front and back of a shirt. Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana.

Sew a Wide Stretch Headband. I’ve been looking for some little projects to use up some of my stretch knit fabrics. I’ve seen some cute stretch headband tutorials, but none that were exactly what I was looking for. I finally got around to sewing up a few that I love! They are nice and wide, with concealed elastic in the back for a secure fit. From shirt to headscarf. Turn something old into something new. Another downeast shirt:

(1) Clothing DIY and Refashion Ideas on Pinterest. Refashion a Headband - CRAFT Video Podcast. DIY Kimono Inspired Wrap Scarf - Oh So Very Pretty. I love Japanese things. The edginess, the cuteness and the elegance of it all just sums it all up into the perfect. Fashion Reviews, DIY Projects, San Francisco Bay Area.