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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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?

 

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?

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 4

Craft Project: 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!

 

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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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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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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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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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.

 

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