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Upcycle: T-shirts to Summer vest tutorial

Upcycle: T-shirts to Summer vest tutorial
I love to spice up dresses and jeans with long summer vest. In my last visit to Target I found a few very cool and super cheap items, I already showed you what I did with this dress. So now I wanted to show what I did with two T-shirts, I also used a little piece of lace for the back, but you don’t need to use it if you don’t like lace. I really liked that the T-shirts were very soft and a thin material, thinner than normal cotton T-shirts. They cost me $3.00 each and both were XL. I am a Medium in shirts so I would recommend to use shirts two sizes bigger than what you normally wear so they are long enough and you end up with a pretty and full bottom. Do you like it? I love how it looks with a belt on, it’s almost like a very thin cardigan =] I hope you all like it and please share a link or photo if you make it, I would love to see =] Have a wonderful day! * This tutorial is provided for personal, non-commercial use only. Tags: tee to vest, upcycle, upcycle tees

Sweetheart Ballet Tee Tutorial Here’s yet another way to spice up your t-shirts when you get a little bored with the plainness of them all. I did this a few weeks ago to two of my plain tees. I’m threatening to do this on all of the t-shirts I own. Little Boy Tie Tutorial Last week I learned how to make little boy ties and thought I'd share what I learned. They are so easy and so cute! Plus, it's one of the few crafts I can make for my little guy on the way. I hope my step by step tutorial helps you out. My Purple dress Purple is my favorite color, that’s why it was one of the main colors of our wedding (along with green, Ken’s favorite color). But after the wedding and for longer than a year I could not even look at purple, I was so sick of it! Happily I am finally detoxing from purple =] So my first step to officially show my re-born love for that color, is to finally wear it again. I decided to make a dress for Ken’s cousin wedding last weekend and as usual I had to share it with all of you. I had that purple fabric way before our wedding – I actually brought it from Chile – and yes, if you are wondering, did she really move to the California with a bunch of fabric? Yes I did =]

Guest Post: Inspired by Valerie Boy Today we have our first guest post from a cute and famous blog, theletter4! They are my idols because they have been on the Martha Stewart show... always a dream. I'll let them tell a little more about themselves below but here is a link and a few photos from their inspiration, Valerie Boy. I'm so honored to introduce myself here on Hello Hydranga!!! Old Mens T-shirt Sewn Into Women's Dolman Tee My husband and I are runners so we have a million t-shirts. I love transforming these boxy, oversized tees into something I will actually want to wear other then for a nightgown. I love this heather grey and wanted to make it into my favorite style tee. I love the comfortable, effortless style of the dolman tee... It took me about 15 minutes or so. I played around with seams to get the fit right.

wanna make a dress?? i am PUMPED today! wanna know why? cause i’m gonna show you how to make quick, easy, and inexpensive dresses just like these! i know what y’all are thinking…no way that’s quick and easy. oh…you are SO wrong. it really is! i might even venture to say that its one of the easiest sewing projects i’ve ever done. Baggy hubby sweater turned chic. This sweater was purchased a few years back for my hubby. Unfortunately he only wore it a few times before I accidentally tossed it in the dryer and shrunk it. Oooops!!!

10 Awesomely Altered T-Shirts By ashleyhackshaw | Do you have a bunch of t-shirts lying around that you just aren’t into anymore? Don’t throw them out…..alter them into something amazing! I’ve rounded up 10 cute t-shirt tutorials that will make your friends ask “Where’d you get that adorable top?!” It will be fun to say “Oh this old thing? I made it.”

gathered clutch tutorial A huge thanks to Dana and Disney for doing such a great job of rounding up all sorts of wonderful mother's day projects! Materials needed: 1/4 yard each of three coordinating fabrics (you'll definitely have scraps leftover)8" zipper (you can always purchase a longer zipper and shorten it, just follow the directions on the packagescraps of medium weight fusible interfacingCutting the pieces: For the main exterior, cut two pieces, one 5.5" tall by 9" wide, and one 5.5" tall by 13" wide (this will be the gathered front) Pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing for exterior pieces of clutch: (2) 5.5" tall by 9" wide For the front band, cut one piece 4" tall by 9" wide. Seriously, the most time consuming part for me is always picking out my fabrics and cutting them, the rest goes together pretty easy, so let's go!

how to add elbow patches to a sweater! Elbow patches are one of my favorite trends this season! Last month, I shared how to hand print hearts on your jeans and we recieved many requests for a patch tutorial! I asked Amanda to show you how she would do it in this next feature.... Enjoy! Supplies needed: cardigan, fabric (this is a great way to use scraps!) Darling Dexter - Darling Dexter - Party Skirt I have been glued to my sewing machine for the past two days working on this little party skirt. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome -- I embellished it a bit and added a pleated hem, just a cute plum twirl skirt :)

Revamp old T-shirt into Cute Bra Strap! Yay! I saw a lot of T-shirt yarn projects in the blog land recently, So, Why not? T-shirt yarn for bracelet and necklace are some really cute projects, But I prefer something more useful that I can wear everyday! So, this is what I made them into... Free Sewing Patterns and Sewing Machine Help at AllCrafts! Online Since 2000 FreeCrafts Free Holiday Crafts Project 30 Week 30 – Circular Paint Chip Art Happy Mother’s Day!! I am so excited, because with this post I will have successfully completed my 30x30x3 journey, and on time too! I couldn’t be happier with the projects I’ve completed, and I can’t wait to keep going with some new projects, and maybe some new features as well. For now I have some really fun new paint chip art, created from different sized circles.