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Blue shirt with a white collar.

Repairing Shirts With a Worn Collar or CuffsThis is a page about repairing shirts with a worn collar or cuffs. Frequently the collar or cuffs on a shirt will wear out before the rest of the garment.


Red t-shirt painted with small daisies.

How to Paint a Red T-shirt?Painting designs on red or dark colored shirts can often require a base coat of a lighter color so the design can pop. This is a page about how to paint a red t-shirt.


pink blouse with white layer

Making a Layered-Look T-ShirtIt can be easy to add more color and length to a t-shirt by repurposing parts of an old shirt. This is a page about making a layered look t-shirt.


Uses for Pillowcases, Yellow Pillowcase Skirt

Making a Pillowcase SkirtThis is a page about making a pillowcase skirt. A pretty pillowcase can be easily and quickly made into a simple skirt.


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Painting An Old T-ShirtIf you're tired of an old drab t-shirt, paint it. Iron freezer paper onto the front of the shirt you are going to put your design on. Gently cut out design, then gently pull the cut design away.


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Personalizing T-shirts?What is better and cheaper, professional personalized t-shirts (if so where) or do it yourself? And what would be a good saying for the back of the shirt?


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Gluing Decorative Stones to a Shirt?I am trying to glue stones onto a shirt, and would like to know what type of glue will hold these stones onto the shirt?


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Hemming the Neck of a T-shirt ?How do I hem a t-shirt neck?


T-Shirts for a Navy HomecomingMy son, a US sailor, was deployed for 7 months. These are the shirts I made for his nieces and nephews to wear to his homecoming . I used sharpie markers to write Freedom in bubble letters on front then used cheap crayons to color them in. If you iron the colored area covered with a sheet of paper, it will stay in cloth. Under that I put


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How to Make a Duct Tape Shirt?How do I make a duct tape shirt?


pink blouse with white layer

Layered Look T-Shirt/BlouseWant to update your tops? Grab your husband's old T-shirts that you are now using for rags! Cut four inches from the bottom of an old t-shirt. (Generally the bottom part is still in great condition.) You will want to use the existing hem as the hem to the bottom of your update layered T-shirt/blouse.)


Recycled T-Shirt Step 5

Recycled T-ShirtMy daughter had a stain on one of her shirts that I was unable to get out, and she had another shirt that she had outgrown. I decided to use the outgrown shirt to create something to decorate the shirt that had the stain. This is the result!


Ruffles added to a T-shirt

Ruffled T-shirtThis is a craft idea I came up with because all the clothing you see for the summer has ruffles.


Fringed t-shirt.

Modifying Your Favorite T-ShirtTurn plain Jane t-shirts into something casually interesting, fun and cool! Start by carefully cutting away the neck. Then with scissors at the arm begin cutting strips about 1/4 inch wide inward (upward) the length of your scissors.


Shirt made by coming two stained shirts.

Sewing to Salvage Stained ShirtsTwo shirts with one problem: stains. One shirt with a special feature: decorative embroidery. Here's a simple solution to use what's left of the pair and create a cute "new" shirt in the process.


Tie Dye Shirts

Tie Dye ShirtsI found some plain white shirts that I didn't wear anymore and decided to turn them into something cute.



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Durable T-shirt Paint?I paint elaborate t-shirts for friends using Tulip fabric paints, but the paint starts peeling off after only a few washes. I tell them to use cold water and to air dry, but it stills peels. Is there more durable paint that withstands a lot of washing? Ash from Canada


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Converting a T-shirt into Other Apparel?What can I do with a t-shirt that is two sizes too small? I really like it and would like to turn it into something I can wear.


Simple Shirt Pattern

Simple Shirt Pattern?I had the cutest pattern for a shirt that was literally two pieces, a solid front and the matching pieces in the back. It had a single front and a back that buttoned at the meeting point.



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Ideas for Making My Own Shirts?Any body have any suggestions on applying a design to a shirt. Like letters, painting, airbrushing, pictures, etc.


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Fabric Painting on Shirts?I am doing a computer iron-on transfer and want to paint the transfer when it is on the sweatshirt. In other words, I need instructions on fabric painting sweatshirts.


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Painting T-Shirts With Acrylic Paint?Is textile medium the same thing as floating medium? It was suggested in my answer to painting t-shirts that I mix it with my acrylic paints. Is there any difference in them?


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