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« on: March 22, 2008 01:05:05 AM »

So, I have this old tee that I never wear, and its a band shirt of one of my friends favorite bands.
I really want to reconstruct it and give it to my friend, but I have no ideas on what to do.  I don't want to make it girly because my friend is a guy.  This is the graphic on the tee It's on a plain black shirt, with nothing on the back.   I also have a shirt that has "MDFMK" on it, so that could be fun to incorporate that in there some how, too.

I'd love to hear any suggestions or see any drawings :p

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008 01:17:38 AM »

I would find a denim jacket and appliqué the graphic onto the back.  Then maybe on the front, running vertically, have "MDFMK" patched on there.

Doesn't have to be a denim jacket, but I think that would be "manly".
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008 07:15:31 AM »

if you dont mind tearing up the shirt turn the logo into a big patch and put it on another shirt or jacket? like one of those iron on patches...but..sew on patch lol
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008 07:50:35 AM »

I have sort of the same problem. I have a large men's T that has several tears in the back. It has a really cool graphic on the front and I'd like to make something with the graphic for my XXL BF. Problem is, he never wears T shirts alone. He always wears them UNDER his button downs. A jacket maybe, like Lazurii suggested? Any other ideas would help. We live in a very warm climate so a jacket might be too hot.  Maybe I could get a pair of his jeans and put it on the leg, or something.  HELP   Huh

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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2008 04:32:04 PM »

Why don't you sew it onto a black hoodie (front or back) and put MDFMK on the actual hood?

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008 07:28:51 PM »

I don't know that many people who like KMFDM who like denim jackets, no offense, but I guess there is always the odd one out.. Smiley I would go with the black hoodie idea..
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2008 10:19:09 PM »

I would find a denim jacket and appliqué the graphic onto the back.  Then maybe on the front, running vertically, have "MDFMK" patched on there.

Doesn't have to be a denim jacket, but I think that would be "manly".

Well, tbh, he already has a patched denim jacket, and I hate denim, so I don't really want to work with it.  I also wanted to do something more original that just harvesting the logo and using it as a patch. :/

And he's not particularly a "manly" guy. I just don't want to send him a dress or something. :S  Not that he'd care, probably.
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2008 05:47:28 PM »

If you use a good stabilizer you could substitute the knit fabric for woven fabric and make something along the lines of a man purse, an artist's wallet or ds lite/psp case.  Depending of course on the size of the logo you are trying to incorporate.  The stabilizer makes the item more expensive to craft but if you are looking for the coolness factor of the logo and the knit in an unusual application it might be worth it. 

The other option could be a cool pair of boxers, especially if you can match the knit to some plain knit fabric from the fabric store.
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2008 01:19:37 AM »

Kind of going off the idea before this, you could just sew it onto a canvas messenger style bag (like this: http://images.ebags.com/images/Products/40461_sq250.jpg) as a patch.

they come in like a zillion colours and sizes and everything. You could even put the letters down the strap or something.

As for the other person in here, for something other than a t-shirt or jacket, if he wears button down shirts you could always patch it onto the back of a black button down.

Hope this helps
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