5/15/15

DIY TSHIRT DRESS


I see this dress pinned daily on pinterest. It's a simple design and all it requires is a tie dyed XL tshirt. 

I just did my yearly shibori indigo dyeing and made this dress from my husband's shirt. 
I went with a basic tie dye print my son made for me.
Starting with a much larger than you tshirt...cut the sleeves and remove the collar. 
Cut as such to create a halter. 
 Finish the arm edges or not…Fold over the collar edges and iron or pin. 
 Sew 1/4 inch edge for the front halter.
 For the back cut a slit and then sew the edges over 1/4 in. 
 Weave a string through with a safety pin. I used a strip from the left over sleeve. 
Slide the strings through the back to the opening slit and tie.


Next I'll show you how to add a casing in the middle to give shape to the garment. 

4/25/15

DIY Chain Scarf Halter




DIY Supplies:
Chain, scarf, clasp, pliers, sewing machine/needle and thread
Pin over one corner of the scarf and sew where the pin is so you can string the chain necklace through. 
Cut chain to fit around your neck and use a clasp with pliers to secure it. Unless you have a chain necklace you can use. 
This part is optional, fold the bottom under and use a decorative stitch to secure it. I did a couple but you can do just one. You don't have to do this part because when you tie the side corners in the back it naturally folds up front. 

2/15/15

Revamped tablecloth to reversible jacket.



This originally was a table cloth that had a wine stain right down the middle.  I loved the detailing so much I created this blouse/jacket that can be worn both ways.  The eyelet and scalloped embellishments are showcased along the edges. No use crying over spilled wine…just make a blouse...

2/14/15

DIY macrame heart


 Macrame heart pattern I designed…
Just in time for Valentines day. 
Video here

You will want to be familiar with the knots here

1/15/15

DIY: tshirt sewn raglan sweatshirt

This is a perfect way to transform those too big, unflattering tshirts into a raglan sweatshirt.

We all have those t-shirts, you like the front but can do without the bulk. I came up with this way to transform them into a trendy raglan sweatshirt. Looks great for game day shirts and gives you a little extra warmth for the fall days.

This is also great for kids when winter comes around since they'll probably have outgrown the tshirt once it's warm anyways.

1/10/15

Finish your edges like a pro

For tutorials go to DIY section

 Tshirt DIYS are easy and most people have a few to spare. The most challenging part of working with knits is finishing the edges. This can be time consuming but will quickly turn your craft project into a professional design if done right. Here are some tips to help with the finishing process...