Do you have a drawer filled with once important, but seldom worn T-shirts? Give those notable shirts a second chance. Nancy Zieman and sewing makeover specialist, Mary Mulari, share ways of using the fabric from T-shirts to create more usable projects and memory makers. Learn how to make a rag-quilt, ideal for graduates, plus Christmas Stockings, luggage tags, and more.
►►► Key Points in this VIDEO Tutorial (Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers Part 1 of 2) ◄◄◄
① The sewing is fun and easy, and some projects require only one or two seams to complete.
② Techniques include even-feed sewing, sewing over ink-dense fabric, stitch on vinyl, using hems as casing and more.
③ The majority of the t-shirt is used in either one project or in another, including projects to utilize leftover sleeves and scraps.
④ Learn how to make a rag-quilt ideal for graduates, 15-minute bags made from sleeves, take along bag with fringe accents, novel necklace, fashionable scarves, and handy luggage tags.
⑤ T-Shirt Memory Quilt: A rag style using 35 t-shirts trimmed to size with a12-1/2" ruler.
⑥ Tee Bags: Use remaining sleeves from other projects--the ready-to-wear sleeve hem makes these bags a cinch.
⑦ Sleepover Bag: Combine scraps of two or more t-shirts for a tween-friendly bag complete with fringe accents and a drawcord closure.
⑧ Curl 'n Roll Necklace: Simple strip cutting creates this wearable art piece.
⑨ Two Reversible T-Scarves: The Notched Cowl Scarf and Tuck and Weave Scarf take advantage of the tubular construction of t-shirts.
⑩ Logo Luggage Tags: A Great way to use the small chest logos on t-shirts.
⑪ Nancy's Corner segment features Cherie St. Cyr, Fiber Artist
→ Cherie shares how she transforms bolts of white and black fabric into amazing fiber art with direct dye and discharge dye techniques.
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