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dustyfro
« on: May 22, 2014 12:41:53 AM »

I have a hard time letting things go.  I have two t-shirts and a sweatshirt that have logos I want to save somehow.  I can't really alter the shirts themselves.  One tshirt is too small and has gross sweatstains on the back and pits.  One tshirt I already tried to alter into another shirt and it didn't turn out comfortable, and there's not enough to try again.  The sweatshirt is too ratty to be saved.  I like the old punk DIY method of sewing patches onto clothes, but I want it to look a little nicer than handstitching with dental floss.  What do you find is the best way to reuse an image from a favorite shirt onto a new shirt?  Would it be any different with the sweatshirt material?
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014 10:55:23 AM »

I don't know if this is quite the idea you're looking for, but you could use them (along with many other shirts) to make a quilt? I'm gathering shirts from mine and my boyfriend's collection to do just that. Once the shirts are too worn out, we add em to the pile Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014 09:37:47 PM »

Hm, I thought I had replied to this, but maybe Craftster ate my post.  I am already making a quilt out of some other t-shirts, but these shirts can't be used for it because of their size or different material (for the sweatshirt).  What I'm looking for are people's suggestions for cutting out and reattaching the screenprinted logos onto other clothing so that it's flexible.
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014 05:59:33 PM »

maybe you could apply stabilizer to the back of it try and cut it all pretty and hang it on your wall!! if you wanted to could add some pretty trim or stitch the edges for extra decorating  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014 11:53:56 PM »

This is not putting it on a new shirt.
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014 07:36:12 AM »

what about using stabilizer on the back, just where the design is (plus an inch or so around), cut out the design, then use (matching or contrasting) embroidery floss to attach it to another shirt? A closely-done blanket stitch around the design should be enough to cover the raw edge, or fold back a little bit of cut-out design for a turned under hem, or use bias tape to cover the raw edge.
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2014 06:06:29 PM »

The sort of stabilizer that sticks two pieces of fabric together, I think it's called wonder under or some such, any good fabric/crafting store should have it. I have tshirts with jersey applique that hasn't got any stitching around the edges and still looks great after several years of wash and wear. I don't put those things into the dryer but they are kid shirts so get worn and washed a LOT. We have some shirt that are full of holes and are going to get altered soon, it's my plan to cut out the fronts and apply them to new shirts with that stuff.
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