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t-shirt transformations

making big things small.

by @according2kelly on February 23, 2009

just by looking, you’d never guess that the original size of these t-shirts were MEN’S XL. a few snips of my scissors here & there, & the sewing of a straight seam or two, & ta da! new t-shirts my little munchkins can be proud of! for a little more instruction & how-to, go HERE.

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a play on words.

by @according2kelly on February 5, 2009


what do you get when you combine a t-shirt, a little dye, some home-made stencils & a spritz of household cleaner? the perfect birthday present for a gal who likes to “make stuff”.

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nymcn wrap up.

by @according2kelly on June 18, 2008

how did you let me forget to post about not your mama’s craft night? we had the best time doing t-shirt transformations. the house was full of gals, sewing machines, good snacks & lots of conversation. using some old t-shirts we made tons of infant gowns (check it out up close & personal-like by clicking on the picture). some of the gals re-fashioned some men’s tees into shirts fitted especially for them, t-shirt dresses, bedazzled lounge pants (& yes, i said bedazzled!), & tons of of tee’s were transformed into pint-sized clothes for the little kiddos in our lives…. lots of stuff going on. everything was so dang cute. i made my infant gown as a gift, & i’ll admit i had a hard time giving it away… it was so soft, & boy how i loved those cowboy boots. i’m too lazy to post any other pictures… so check out what carrie, chelsey & chloe made. want to make your own? check out some of the links HERE.

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who doesn’t have an old t-shirt?

by @according2kelly on June 5, 2008


it’s the first thursday of the month. do you know what that means? not your mama’s craft night (nymcn) will be in full force tonight. interested in crafting along from the comfort of your own home? then grab an old t-shirt, or two or three & get ready to transform them into anything & everything… make a cuter, more fitted shirt, or pants, a bag, or children’s clothes. seriously, the possibilities are endless! check out the following links, & get ready to get your craft on.

  • the incredible shrinking T (take a large T & make it into a fabulous fitted T, instructions available HERE.)
  • t-shirt lounge pants (make a large T into comfy crop pants). instructions available HERE.
  • transforming adult T’s into clothes for kiddos. (toddler pants or infant gowns)
  • or, check out here if you are ready to take your t-shirt refashioning to the next level.

image via flickr.

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who says t-shirts are boring?

by @according2kelly on February 21, 2008

a couple of gal pals & i got together a couple weeks ago for the first (of hopefully many) “not your mama’s craft night”. instead of the basic sewing or scrap booking, we are trying to venture outside the craft box… share ideas, try something new & hopefully meet a friend or two, in the process. this month’s installment had us making freezer paper stencils. ridiculously easy, seriously fun, & very addicting! basically all you do is draw your design on the non-waxy side of the paper & cut it out using an exacto knife. then place the freezer paper waxy side down on your fabric & iron. viola! instant stencil. paint (using fabric paint of course!), let it dry & then peel away the stencil. most people would be finished at this point, but i couldn’t stop thinking how much cuter my tees would be with a little added umph! so, i headed to the sewing machine for a little extra embellishment. who knew freezer paper could provide hours of entertainment.

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