Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Hey There Delilah
It always makes me grin when I can take a jumble of craft supplies and turn them into something spectacular!
One of the biggest trends in the crafting community is "upcylcing". It is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value (from wiki answers)
One upcycling project I found was at http://thesweetestpear.blogspot.com/2011/04/t-shirt-tutorial-2-even-better.html (check out this site-lots of great projects!!)
sewing machine with matching thread
1. Begin by straightening out your t-shirt. Iron if it's very wrinkly. Then, fold your shirt in half so the sleeves are lined up.
2. Cut around the sleeves
3. Cut around the neck . At this point, your t-shirt will look like a tanktop.
4. Sew across the bottom of the shirt while it's right side out. Then flip the shirt (now a bag) inside out and sew across the bottom again. The second seam you sew is going to be above the first.
5. Now to make the bottom boxy. While still inside out, make a triangle. Sew across (perpendicular to the seam) to make the stitch the base of the triangle
decorate and embellish! Or you can leave it naked too...