Make your own Beach Tote Blanket This weekend I found an back issue of ReadyMade magazine from 2008 with a short article on how to use towels you have at home to stitch up a Beach Tote. I am going to try and make one of these as I just cleaned out the linen cabinet and have quite a few old towels that need re-purposing. Enjoy! Stuff management at the beach is often a sandy challenge. Here’s a solution to keep as much order as possible while minimizing the number of things you need to lug to the shore. The Inspiration Tutorial~Ruffle shirt~ I have been a big fan of Down East Basics and Shade for a few years now. I wear Wonder tees from Down East all the time. They are comfortable, modest (hide everything I need to hide and when I bend over it doesn't flash people) and since it is not baggy, I wear it under a cardigan all the time.
Urban Renewal by Mari Santos We're usually kinda "meh" about most T-shirt surgeries because we're just can't get into the hack'em, slash'em sartorial school of thought. Toronto-based Mari Santos, on the other hand, is such a genius with a pair of scissors we want to hitchhike across the border, kidnap her, head back south, and then set her to work against her will on the oversize T-shirts we seem to get for free by the pound. Except that it would probably be illegal. Which is kind of a bummer. Stepping Thru Crazy: Mens Button-Up Refashion... into Ladies Tank! A few years ago, when the hubby and I lived in Florida (this was pre-kids, so make that 5-ish years...) I bought him a button-up shirt for his work. The deal was that he had to wear blue or white button-ups, so I thought, "Why not both at the same time?"
CHIC BOHEMIAN STYLE In the fashion world, bohemian or boho, refers to a a state of mind regarding fashion that is individual, romantic, and free-spirited. This style is often called hippie-chic. Try drafting and making a fully-gathered yoked boho blouse to wear with your skinny jeans. You will need: Approx. 1.5 yds. [1.4 m] of fashion fabric, 60″ [150 cm] wideApprox. 0.5 yd. [0.5 m] of fusible interfacing, 24″ [60 cm] wideCoordinating threadKraft paper DIY Wrap Bracelet You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed.
Long Overdue Fusing Plastic Bag Tutorial I realized this afternoon that I basically explain this technique to an Etsy Labs visitor at least once a day, but had never put the instructions online. So, here it is. Fusing! inspiration and realisation: DIY Fashion + Home: DIY round-up: 34 revamp t-shirt tutorials If you enjoy t-shirts as much as I do, and you enjoy revamp the basic plain tee into something more fun: you've got 34 ideas & tutorials all in one place today! lace:
Jiffy Beach Cover-Up Made from an Old Towel I made this little number a couple of days ago and posted the how-to's on instructables. Here is a great way to turn an old towel into something smashing for the beach. For the complete instructions visit instructables. I drafted a pattern for you convenience too. Have fun making this little jacket - send me some feedback on the pattern.
SEXY summer halters from a Tshirt in 10 min.! *with tutotrial* it only takes about 10 min. to make one of these.i drew you a tut. ask me if you don't understand anything.NOTES:dark color=wrong or back sidelight color= front or right sidei would not suggest using girls shirts for this project, the are too small and very thin fabric...hard to work with.i would use men's large T shirts.they are stronger fabric, and more of it to work with.use shirts with no side seams, just the tube kind.use shirts with cool graphic logos, or band shirts.know your measurements.snaps, ties, Velcro or safety pins with also work as closures.try this with contrasting thread for a neat look.
DIY of the Month: Braided T-shirt Bracelet How To: Give your old t-shirts a second life. Sorry dust rag pile! photos: kirsten for we heart this I love using simple materials to make something fun and innovative.