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Friday, December 1, 2017

Quick T-shirt Makeover: Cute Shrug, a Simple Cardigan, Plus Doll Tees

As promised, here’s my next craft projects.  Just a few things I whipped up with some t-shirts.

Easy diy T-shirt shrug and cardigan

A super easy black shrug and an even easier white t-shirt cardigan.  I was inspired by a few tutorials I found on Pinterest to make them. 

For the shrug, I used this tutorial for a t-shirt shrug.  It’s a classic, but I didn’t follow it exactly.

Easy diy T-shirt shrug and cardigan

I cut off a few inches from the bottom of the shirt.  Just enough to reduce some of the bulk from gathering the shirt at the end of the tutorial.

Easy diy T-shirt shrug and cardigan

And while re-hemming the bottom, I added some lace along the edge.  This adds a somewhat dressier touch.

Easy diy T-shirt shrug and cardigan

After that, I just followed the rest of the tutorial as is.  Sadly, my photo doesn’t do it justice.  It’s still pretty though.

Easy diy T-shirt shrug and cardigan

And versatile too.  I think it still looks cute when worn in-gathered.

Easy diy T-shirt shrug and cardigan

Now for the white “cardigan”.  I used this tutorial for a t-shirt cardigan.

Easy diy T-shirt shrug and cardigan

All you have to do is cut the t-shirt open and zig-zag stitch along the edge.  I decided to cut and stitch along the sleeves too for mine.  I kind of want to try it with a long sleeve shirt like in the tutorial.

Now with all this t-shirt cutting there comes plenty of scraps, and what do you make with t-shirt scraps?

Doll-sized t-shirts with link to tutorial.

Make doll t-shirts!

I made three little doll-sized t-shirts, two white and one black. 

Doll-sized t-shirts with link to tutorial.

They were made specially for this fine boy.  He is the only male ball jointed doll I have, so he is in desperate need of clothes.  Clothes that are not girly looking.

Doll-sized t-shirts with link to tutorial.

They fit him nicely, and thanks to the Velcro closure in back, are super easy to go on and off.  If you want to whip up a few of your own for similar sized dolls, I have posted the pattern and tutorial on my doll blog.  Enjoy!

Here’s the updated list:

Six down,  just one more to go!

2 comments:

  1. What wonderful ideas of things to do with t-shirts! And to use the scraps for doll clothes! Perfect! Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs link party!

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  2. A great refashion idea! :) Thanks for sharing at Sew It Cook It Craft It! I'd love if you share it also at my ongoing T-shirt recycling link party: http://www.sewhistorically.com/5-ways-to-reuse-old-t-shirts-with-link-party/

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