Monthly Archives: November 2010

Give the Gift of Flowers

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Fabric Corsages Make Great Gifts

This project makes a great gift for any fashion focused girl.  The best part of this craft is everything is customizable and you can make it on the cheap with just a few items.You can pick the fabric and findings and make each one uniquely theirs (or yours). Continue reading

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Color Trend Series: CIFF Autumn and Winter Color Forecast

Color Palette
Image by Noël Zia Lee via Flickr

Today we conclude our the Rock Bottom T-Shirts color series with a look at the CIFF (Copenhagen International Fashion Fair) 2009/2010 Autumn/Winter Fashion & Color Trends report. Continue reading

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Kids Long Sleeve Sale Ends Soon

Rock Bottom T-Shirts Childrens Long Sleeve Sale

We just wanted to remind you that our kids long sleeve tees and sweatshirts sale ends on Sunday. Continue reading

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Handprint Turkey T-shirt Craft

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and will be here before we know it! We found this great t-shirt idea you and your kids will love. These t-shirts are so cute and personalized specifically for each child because the turkey on the shirt is actually their own handprint. Follow these easy instructions and your adorable Thanksgiving outfits will be done in no time.

Materials:

  • T-shirt or infant bodysuit
  • Fabric
  • Paper
  • Buttons and red felt
  • Pins
  • Hand needle and thread
  • Sewing machine (or whole project can be hand sewn, which ever you prefer)

Instructions:

1. Trace your child’s hand on paper and cut-out. Make sure you have a piece of fabric cut just bigger than the size of the hand cut-out. With the right side of the fabric up, place it inside of the shirt and pin to the front (where you want your turkey to be). The right side of the fabric is pinned to the inside of the front of the t-shirt. Make sure you place your cut-out on TOP of the underneath fabric.

2. Pin the cut-out down and then sew around the edge of the cutout. Remove pins and hand template. You’ll see the outline of a hand.

3. Next, gently pull apart the inside of the hand shape that you’ve just sewn separating the t-shirt and fabric. Cut only the top t-shirt, along the inside of the sewn line (making sure you don’t cut the contrasting fabric underneath).

4. Stitch some legs. Sew on a button for the eye. Cut out some red felt for the gobble-gobble (that is the technical term, right?) and hand sew that on.

Make sure to post pictures of your finished product on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter!

Save time and money by buying your shirts for this project here:

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Ways to Save While Holiday Shopping

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Save Money While Shopping

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, most of you out there are thinking about ways to save money. There are lots of wonderful ways to save while shopping for friends and family this year. Continue reading

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Top 5 Crafting Resources for Beginners

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Crafting is Fun For All Ages

Rock Bottom T-Shirts writes a number of posts about painting, embroidering and embellishing t-shirts.  However, we realize that some of our readers may be new to “fun with crafting”. Continue reading

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Color Trend Series: Premiere Vision Fall and Winter 2009/2010 Color Forecast

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Today we’re going to look at what Premiere Vision has to say about this fall and winter’s colors. Continue reading

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