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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / How to resize an oversized t-shirt into a fitted top! on: December 13, 2013 10:54:39 AM
If you have some oversized t-shrits, you can resize it by cutting tabs along both sides. Plus, a Christmas themed snowflake cut out on the back Smiley

Video tutorial and written tutorial on my blog!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Get rid of your t-shirt's graphic and turn it into a backless top! on: November 06, 2013 10:19:38 PM
Do you have a t-shirt with a graphic on the front that you want to get rid of? You can cut it out and wear the t-shirt backwards as a backless top! Heres the t-shirt I started off with its a Gildan t-shirt, size medium, and made of 100% cotton.

Watch the video tutorial on YouTube: http://youtu.be/jDov3tU_oA0

1. Cut off neck and sleeves

2. Cut out the graphic starting at the neckline and now the front is the back of the shirt!

3. Use the sleeve you just cut off and cut out a skinny or wide strip up to your preference. If youre feeling creative, you can use a contrasting colour string or a different material (satin sash?)

4. Cut small holes in the left and right side near your shoulder blade

5. Thread the strip through both sides and tie a bow or knot

6. Cut the front neckline deeper to get rid of excess fabric

7. To create a v-neck, cut a small hole in the front of the shirt

8. Use a skinny string to scrunch up the front to create a v-neck

The final look!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cut Up T-Shirt: 3 Columns on Back with Weaving and Bows on: October 18, 2013 10:47:09 AM
Thanks everyone for the kind words!!

Yeah, might be a little age inappropriate for some Tongue But I get comments from moms who love learning the tutorial and then teaching their girls during a birthday party or slumber party!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Cut Up T-Shirt: 3 Columns on Back with Weaving and Bows on: October 16, 2013 01:51:53 PM
Hi everyone  Smiley

I'm new to Craftster but I've been making video tutorials for YouTube (http://youtube.com/salinabear) for about 3 years now on cutting up t-shirts so I thought I'd share with you guys! Here's a t-shirt I made recently:

Watch the video tutorial!

In this video, I explain how to cut three columns in the back of the t-shirt - two narrow on each side and one wide in the middle. You can choose to leave them as horizontal strips, weave all of them, or tie the middle strip into bows!

View more photos of my creation on Flickr!

Step 1: Cut off the neckline to your liking

Step 2: Plan out how wide you want each column

Step 3: Cut the two narrow columns on each

Step 4: Braid the two narrow columns using this tutorial -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh2uwl1QRf4&feature=share&list=SP9680F0D62BB133EE

Step 5: Cut the wide column in the middle

Step 6: Your choice to customize the middle column. You could weave it or use another idea but I tied 3 strings together to make a "bow" look. I created strings from the bottom hem that I cut off in the beginning.

Step 7: Optional, but I cut off the first four strings to get rid of the logo and create a lower back

Done! Here's the before and after:
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Record Store/The Cramps T-shirt into Tank Dress/Tunic on: October 16, 2013 01:35:24 PM
I love this!
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Selling old patterns- is it worth the effort? on: October 16, 2013 12:43:36 PM
I agree, selling them all at once sounds like a good idea.

I don't think selling them individually would be worth the effort or shipping cost, like you mentioned.

It's always better to focus on a few expensive items, rather than lots of cheaper items.

Focus on the most return for the smallest amount of work!
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: How many items? on: October 16, 2013 12:41:26 PM
From a business perspective, I think it's better to focus on a few more expensive items that stand out, rather than lots of cheaper items.

You should focus on what will yield the most return for the smallest amount of work.

Creating, packaging and shipping all takes time.

I don't think the number of items changes legitimacy, as long as the items posted are awesome. 
8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Pinterest: good marketing idea or best to avoid? on: October 16, 2013 12:37:37 PM
If you want people to know what your product is, recognize your brand and want to buy it, you can't be worried about this.

If your business can be so easily copied, then it's not a very strong business idea and that's a whole different topic.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ron and Harry Escape from the Spiders T-Shirt on: October 16, 2013 12:30:28 PM
This is really well done! Great ideas
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage inspired 1950s high waist bikini bottoms on: October 16, 2013 12:29:40 PM
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