Monday, June 11, 2012

Sew & Tell: refashioned t-shirt {summer navy & white}

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I love navy and white. It’s so crisp and summery. I was cleaning out my drawers and found a navy blue t-shirt that had barely been worn. It wasn’t a fashion t-shirt but one of those logo t-shirts that you would wear to paint the house. The redeeming quality about this t-shirt was that it was the perfect shade of navy blue.

I decided to refashion a plain white t-shirt so I could have a new navy and white summer top.

To make a t-shirt like this, you need to first cut t-shirt yarn from your throw away shirt.

T shirt Diagram 1
To make t-shirt yarn, you cut one long continuous strip going around and around the bottom of the shirt. I drew a little diagram above. 

Here’s what you end up with – t-shirt yarn. You can knit or crochet with it or do just about anything you would do with yarn or ribbon. 

For step-by-step instructions, here’s a little graphic you can save.

Once you have your strip, start pinning it to our t-shirt in whatever design you want. I chose rosettes in a continuous swirly pattern. I hand stitched the rosettes into place and then machine stitched the entire ribbon down.

I love it. I think I'll wear this with jeans or denim capris, espadrilles and a straw hat!

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  1. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  2. Too cute!! I am definitely going to try this! Thanks!! :)

  3. What a great t-shirt refashion!

  4. It really is so cute! The outfit you describe pairing it with sounds perfect!

  5. love it, sounds fab with espradrilles and a straw hat!

  6. Great style!

    I would love for you to link this to my Flaunt It Friday link party! Also, follow my new blog Blissful Bucket List! :)

  7. This was darling Carolyn! Love the idea and how it turned out!!
    xo Becca

  8. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up. So cute!

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