You know girls. They want a purse to match every outfit. We found great ideas on how to make them out of t-shirts and a few other supplies. You can use recycled tees from thrift stores or even your own closet. You can make them fun and funky or prim and conservative, to match your own style. Continue reading
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Today it’s all about your little girl! It’s not too late to look good at the pool or the beach this summer. We have found a couple of websites that show you how to make your own swimsuit cover-ups for your little girl! You could make one to match every swimsuit she owns!
Here is a cover up that you could make for a boy or girl of any age, using old bath towels! The materials you will need for your new Hooded Towel Cover-Up are :
1- hand towel
1- large bath towel
1- strip of fabric ( 4″ X 25″)
ric- rac trim ( 2 pieces – 25″ long)
Check out the link to learn how to make these awesome cover ups! http://thecottagehome.blogspot.com/2010/10/embellished-hooded-towel-tutorial.html
- 2 different towel fabrics from your local fabric store OR you can use an old beach towel
- large piece of Velcro
This step-by-step tutorial tells you how to make this cute little dress cover-up!
Love the maxi dresses that you are seeing everywhere, but they just cost too much? Well we have a solution for you! You can make one yourself by using an old T-shirt or using a new one that you can get from Rock Bottom T-Shirts and some fun colorful fabric from your local fabric store. This is a super cute dress for the first week of school!
What do you think? Will you be trying any of these adorable outfits? If you do, post pictures of your crafts on our Facebook page. If you have any tips or other projects that you’d like to share with us, please let us know by commenting below.
Summer will be coming to an end soon, and it is time to do a little “Spring Cleaning” to get your wardrobe ready for the fall. What are you going to do with all these worn clothes from the summer or even the ones your cleaning out from last year? Well we have found the perfect way to spruce up your home for cheap, using your old clothes!
There are so many different things you can make, like pictures for your wall. You can use your old favorite shirts that you can’t wear anymore, they can have a design or something simple like stripes. If you like the idea but your uninterested in using a shirt with a design on it, use a blank shirt and stencil on an image you like using fabric paint. Click here to learn how to make these awesome wall hangings! http://craftsncoffee.com/2011/09/02/repurpose-old-t-shirts-and-wear-them-on-your-wall-instead-super-fast-t-shirt-wall-art-tutorial/
Maybe wall art isn’t what you need. What about updating the throw pillows on the couch or for the bed? You can use old shirts with designs or solid colors shirts for this one too! Try making a few of these throw pillows to freshen the look of your home. You could arrange the ruffles diagonally or use multiple colored shirts for more colorful pillows. If you like to decorate for Halloween, Christmas, etc, you could make thee pillows orange with black ruffles for Halloween, or green with red ruffles for Christmas; the ideas are endless for these throw pillows! Check out the link to make them! http://floralshowers.com/sewing/ruffle-pillow-tutorial/
Need a new shower rug or maybe something cute and creative for your child’s room? You could or your child could make a Hula Hoop Rug! You can go from something childish and colorful to something more sophisticated and neutral, depending on what color shirts you use. If you like the idea of the rug but you don’t have use for it on the floor you could hang it on the wall for a splash of color in your living space. Learn how here: http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/hula-hoop-rug-995304/
Now that you’ve cleaned out those old t-shirts, what are you going to wear? Stop by Rock Bottom T-Shirts to replenish your t-shirt supply and get quality tees on the cheap.
What do you think? Will you be trying any of these projects at home? If you do, post pictures of your crafts on our Facebook page. If you have any tips or other projects that you’d like to share with us, please let us know by commenting below.
With the kids being out of school soon this easy and fun project is sure to keep their hands busy. This idea is good for any time of year as you can vary the fabric and embellishment to make personalized gift tags for weddings, baby showers or just to add a personal touch to any gift. Continue reading
This t-shirt craft is a little more time-consuming, so it would make the perfect sleepover or slumber party activity.These one of a kind tees are just as much fun to make as they are to wear! Continue reading
We don’t always want to wear our heart on our sleeve, but sometimes it is fun to wear our personality out in the open. You can do that when you design your own t-shirt. I don’t mean the kind of t-shirt that you order pre-printed on-line, but truly make it your own personalized creation.
First, develop a design that you want to wear. You can make a t-shirt your creation by using iron-on transfers, embroidery, embellishments, and fabric paint to name just a few ways. There are so many ideas and tutorials on the web, you might have a hard time choosing just one! Continue reading
We’ve done several pieces on no-sew crafts, but thought it was time to take it up a notch with a few embellishments that require the use of a sewing machine. The good thing is, even though you’ll have to use a piece of machinery, these are still easy enough to get done in an afternoon. These pieces will definitely turn heads and get jealous “oohs and ahhs” from your friends.
The wonderful thing about embellishing is that you can use these techniques on any type of clothing, not just t-shirts. As you look at the ideas below, remember that your imagination is your only limit! (Here are the ideas and supply lists, click on the title for complete directions)
- A t-shirt
- Scraps of knit fabric or another T-shirt in a contrasting color to your tee
- Appliqué embroidery design of your choice
- Embroidery thread
- Soft n’ Sheer fusible stabilizer
- Tear n’ Wash stabilizer
- Small sharp scissors