By Megan Nicolay

Megan Nicolay revolutionized the T-shirt. She repurposed it, reinterpreted it, reinvented it―and created the number one craft ebook within the state, Generation T, which keeps to dominate. Now she explores new how one can minimize a tee, scrunch a tee, and stitch a tee with Generation T: past Fashion. a set of one hundred twenty tasks for each social gathering, it takes the standard but ever-malleable tee in dozens of latest directions―from child presents to puppy add-ons, stuff for the house, the automobile, the line, the boyfriend.

The rallying cry is: Don't purchase; DIY. the result's hip, inventive, artful, and extremely eco-friendly. There's a uncomplicated primer on techniques―knotting, stitching, braiding, lacing―plus a whole instructional on embellishing. after which an grand variety of initiatives. There’s model, in fact: all-new halters and tank tops, horny gaucho pants, a baby-doll gown, twisted shrug, and hooded shawl. but in addition child presents: Jumper for pleasure, child again Bib, Wild factor Blankie. domestic décor: plant hanger, wine comfortable, bathroom seat hide, ruffled apron, and Spastic Plastic (grocery tote). Grill mitts and bolo ties for the blokes, doggie tee and crammed cat toys, a guidance wheel hide for the automobile, the Ants move Marching (picnic blanket), and seashore Bum (beach caddy). tasks variety from the best no-sew to intermediate, and all have easy-to-follow illustrated directions―plus, how you can throw your personal Tee occasion.

Time to get your craft on.

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8 Turn the halter right side out, try it on, and tie the ends at the back of your neck. 9 Poke or snip a small hole 1" from the top point on the front. 5 Fold the cord from step 1 in half and thread the loop through the hole. Thread the ends of the cord through the loop and pull tight in a cow hitch knot. 6 variation „ For a no sew version, use a fitted shirt, or lace or tie up the back to tighten. ) 51 Generation T 52 beyond fashion 12 T wrap it up (kimono-inspired tank top) he traditional Japanese kimono is T-shaped,, and d the fabric is sewn, dyed, and d decorated by hand.

Flip the shirt over and do the same on the back layer. 3 Sew a small whipstitch along the pinned areas in the front and the back, removing the pins as you go. 4 Thread one of the drawstrings through the outer end of one of the front tubes and back toward the armhole through the back tube. Turn the T-shirt right side out. 5 Tie the ends (to create a small gathered circle at the top of each shoulder) and snip any excess fabric. 6 Repeat steps 5 and 6 on the opposite shoulder. 7 variation „ Use ribbons instead of drawstrings at the shoulders.

Cut off the hem on the two resulting strips of fabric. Set aside. ) 3 Fold down the two top edges 2½" and pin. Use a running backstitch to create a seam 2" from the fold. Remove the pins. 7 43 Generation T 44 beyond fashion Place the front and back panels together, right sides facing. Line up the bottom hems, trim the bottom of the armholes so that they match, and pin together the two layers along the side edges. 8 Attach a safety pin to one of the strips (from the back panel) and thread it through one side of the drawstring casing on the front panel and out through the center hole.

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