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rainbowbrightcar
« on: November 13, 2008 02:46:11 PM »

i have a ton of tshirts that are too small but i really, really don't want to get rid of them.
i played with the idea of doing a tshirt blanket, but i'd love to recon them so i can still wear them.
problem is, i don't know how to sew. i have a machine, but i don't know how to use it. i can hand sew but it's really really annoying and takes forfreakingever. plus i really don't know how to put things together into awesome reconed shirts like you talented kids.

so, help?
please&thanks you!
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008 04:04:17 PM »

heyy there!

I usually just chop em off at the armpit and wear em as skirts, which especially works if theyre too small, since then theres no need for a real waistabnd or drawstring or anything, assuming that your shirt covers the raw edge at the top.

hope this helped!

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008 04:18:41 PM »

that's a really neat idea, but i'd rather keep them as shirts.
thank you though!
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008 05:00:21 PM »

For t-shirt recons, I always refer folks to Craftster "Smarmyclothes" website of tutorials

http://www.whatthecraft.com/tutorials.php

and her clothing site for more inspiration

http://www.smarmyclothes.com/
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008 05:27:32 PM »

thanks. :]
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2008 10:31:41 AM »

Aw, nuts, there's a lady on here who showed her solution for pit-stained shirts that also works for too-small shirts. Can't remember username or title or anything Sad

The general gist was to insert panels into the sides of the body and the undersides of the sleeves. The examples she posted looked really awesome Cheesy

As for being sewing-challenged, your local fabric shop ought to have monthly (or even weekly) "shop-days" I guess you can call em. For a small fee, you bring your machine into a class-type-setting and spend the day essentially back in public school home-ec class Tongue In Canada, almost all Fabricland's have shop-days. Dunno which stores in the States do it, sorry Sad It's possible that a local sewing-machine store/repair-shop also hosts lessons or knows of people who do.

Best of luck Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2008 12:32:06 PM »

here are some quick no sew shirt recons I did .. I got many more variations ... if you wanna see some ... they are super easy .. you cant go wrong
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=276091.0
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2008 12:52:13 PM »

Here's a link to that too-small t-shirt fix:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=265039.0
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2008 12:55:33 PM »

i need to find a tut because i don't know the intricacies of it, but you can make t shirts into shorts.

I wanna make my old taste of chaos t shirt into shorts... because HOW FRIKKEN COOL would it be to own booty shorts with CHAOS written across the bum ?!
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2008 03:50:45 PM »

awesome, thanks so much. :]
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