How to Revamp Old Clothes | DIY Projects | Makeover | Creative | Sewing | Sweaters | Pants | Jeans | T-Shirts | Skirts The changing of the seasons doesn't mean you need to buy a whole new wardrobe. If you're too strapped for cash to invest in a new wardrobe, give your old clothes a whole new look by revamping them! Check out these creative ideas on how to look fashionably cool without draining your wallet. Revamping Old Clothes - Sweaters Does your dad have a big sweater hanging in his closet? No Sewing Required! If your old boots have a tacky logo on the side, or you just want to warm up for winter, here’s an easy way to revamp your rain boots. Revamping Old Clothes - Pants & Shorts Turn a pair of pants into shorts by simply chopping them off at the knee to make Bermuda shorts, or higher up to make short shorts. Revamping Old Clothes - Jeans If you're like most peeps, you own a gazillion pairs of jeans but only wear a few of them. Revamping Old Clothes - T-Shirts Create Your Own Shredded Hipster Shirt Related Stories:
T-Shirt Into A Skirt Tutorial July 28, 2010 I’m so excited to post about this! When I met Dana, I fell in love with the skirt she was wearing. She made it herself (obviously) and she showed us how simply she’d shirred the waistband. I developed an idea in my head I thought just might be crazy enough to work. The Hubs thought I was a little crazy when I explained my idea to him. It’s the easiest thing in the world to do! The shirt skirt perfect for summertime. I wore the green and white one to Sofie’s birthday party. I had 2 women in Walmart stop me to tell me how comfy my skirt looked and when I told them how I made it, they demanded I call Rachael Ray immediately! The process is so easy. I do my shopping at Goodwill for 1 reason. So, get your super cheap thrifted shirt. To determine what shirt size you should get, just make sure it will go around you. So, lay your shirt out flat, and whack it off right under the sleeves. I like to use thread the same color as my fabric. Now, I break a rule of shirring.
Anthropologie Pratia Tank Top Tutorial February 6, 2010 1:59 pm Per popular demand, here is the Pratia tank tutorial! Start off with a t-shirt or tank top. Measure your neckline and get a piece of chiffon that length and fold it in half. Pin it to the inside of your neckline with it peeking out. Since I cut the sleeves off my T, I wanted to finish the edges. Stitch it. I highly recommend interfacing where you are going to be adding the embellishments, otherwise it’s going to sag. For the flower pieces, here is the shape and dimensions I used. Fold your pieces in half and cut that petal shape out. I used the extra sleeve pieces, cream chiffon(the kind that won’t fray) and another grey jersey I had. How many do you need? Lay two petals on top of one another, as shown. I did a small ‘X’ shape to stitch them so they stay in place. Just add more, and more, and more, and more………(It’s time consuming. I really liked the bottom gathered feature of this top. Measure how much elastic you will need to be comfortable around your waist.
DIY: 99 Ways To Cut, Sew, Trim & Tie Your T-Shirt 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special is a great guide to DIY-ing your thrift store wardrobe. Soft worn in shirts are great, but ripped slinky shirts that show more skin are better! This instruction book by Campai Studio in Brooklyn gives you 99 ways to alter any t-shirt using scissors, needle, and thread. Each project is rated 1 (easiest) to 4 (still pretty easy) and gives you step by step how-to. Some of these you can literally complete in under 5 minutes. See the gallery of completed works on the next page. See more and check out the books at Compai. Upcycled Design Lab Blog - Starting Over - More T-shirt Tales and a Tutorial (Basket Weave Upcycled T) So yesterday I accomplished what I was beginning to believe was the impossible!!! Drum-roll please..... I finally finished another t-shirt project!! Amazining?? I know. Thank you. Can you here the music? No? Ok I guess that part is just in my head. Anyway I actually used one whole t-shirt and a good portion of another tee-shirt. As you may already know I was feeling quite discouraged a few days ago as all of my current work in progress was at the I don't know What The Fork to do with it stage . Remember this? OK so it actually looked like this. Well I am happy to report that as with most things persistence does pay off and surprisingly no gin and tonics were even required. I am learning to be more tuned in to the lessons that can be learned in even the smallest experience in our lives. But it is important to be able to let go of things. Isn't it? We hold on to so many things that hold us back in life. But of course the lesson is, that in the end, I was glad that I did. That's it for now.
Made By Lex » refashions How To Make Leg Warmers or Boot Socks October 20, 2011 6:13 am Wow! I’ve been absent a while! I’ve been really busy up at mydaughters school working on some projects for their school auction, then the girls got sick and I got sick. I absolutely love layers. Feel free to accessorize however you like. So cute and stylish and much easier then stuffing your leg and jeans into a tight sock. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend. Tags: boots , leg warmers , socks , sweater , thigh high socks Posted in Original Designs , other , refashions , women's clothing | 69 Comments » Tassel Heels… September 19, 2011 1:01 pm ..or pony shoes. Phillip Lim Vera Wang But these. Giddy-up. Tags: DIY tassel , Fall 2011 tassel , leather tassel , shoe tassel Posted in jewelry , Original Designs , other , refashions | 3 Comments » Loungewear Revolution- Jersey Romper September 13, 2011 9:34 am On of my favorite things to sleep in is this little jersey romper that I have. Get two T’s. Cut the first one off. Pin It
Long Sleeves To Bow Sleeve T-Shirt If you've ever checked out my blog you'll know I love to change things up, my Hand-Me-Down Horror series has been all about buying yucky or just plain boring clothes and making them into something I'd be proud to wear. Hack off those sleeves, raise that hemline and bob's your uncle a cute custom piece, for pittence. This project is no different except I'm using a top that fits me and nothing goes to waste in this tutorial. So without further ado get your sewing needles and thread out and sharpen up those scissors! Before, a plain long sleeve Tee from Old Navy, that cost me a wopping $2.60 1. 2. This is what you'll end up with, don't throw anything out, nothing goes to waste on this project. Next you'll be making the bows, out of the sleeves (I know, genius right!) 3. Whole sleeve pinched together 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The finished neck edge, it looks great doesn't it and to think it's just a piece of t-shirt scrap! 9.
say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Big Bow Pillow This is the big bow pillow I made yesterday. I started with this tutorial to make the actual bow. Although I made both the bow and the middle piece much much wider. Ta dah! copyright 2014 liz stanley // all rights reserved DIY T-Shirt Bow Sleeves Without Sewing When you see a project to re-purpose or re-design clothes, you would probably be scared by all the sowing to be done. But in 6 easy steps, you will learn how to fashion a t-shirt with bow sleeves, without having to use a needle and thread one bit. Here is the list of necessary materials: • t-shirt (obviously); • a measuring tape; • scissors; • a tube of fabric glue; Take the tape and measure 2.5 inches from the top of the sleeve of your shirt, downward to the armpit. Make the strap for the bow from a fine strip that you remove with the scissors from the bottom of the shirt. Afterward, pinch the center of the freshly cut sleeve, from the slit to the side. diy-t-shirt-bows source: creatinglaura.com
puppet play: diana schoenbrun guest post! If you're anything like me, you have any number of stray socks and mittens lying around the house that have sadly lost their mates. In the new book Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More, author Diana Schoenbrun shows her readers how to make super cute and easy puppets from these and other recycled materials. Since many crafters are interested in the creative process behind a craft book like this, Diana is here at the honeybee blog today to tell us how she came up with the inspiration for her book. PS--if you'd like to try out a couple of sample projects from Puppet Play, including the quirky striped elephant puppet on the book cover, please visit the links below! Crazy Cat PuppetBetty the Elephant Puppet From Diana Schoenbrun: I came up with the idea for Puppet Play a few years ago. I had taught a puppet and playwriting classes for children ages five to seven. Here’s some fun background information about the book.