Generation T: Beyond Fashion 120 New Ways to Transform a T-Shirt

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Workman Publishing, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 308 pages
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Megan Nicolay revolutionized the T-shirt. She repurposed it, reinterpreted it, reinvented it—and created the #1 craft book in the nation, Generation T, which continues to dominate. Now she explores new ways to slash a tee, scrunch a tee, and sew a tee with Generation T: Beyond Fashion. A collection of 120 projects for every occasion, it takes the humble yet ever-malleable tee in dozens of new directions—from baby gifts to pet accessories, stuff for the home, the car, the road, the boyfriend.

The rallying cry is: Don't buy; DIY. The result is hip, imaginative, crafty, and very green. There's a basic primer on techniques—knotting, sewing, braiding, lacing—plus a full tutorial on embellishing. And then an amazing range of projects. There's fashion, of course: all-new halters and tank tops, sexy gaucho pants, a baby-doll dress, twisted shrug, and hooded scarf. But also baby gifts: Jumper for Joy, Baby Back Bib, Wild Thing Blankie. Home d cor: plant hanger, wine cozy, toilet seat cover, ruffled apron, and Spastic Plastic (grocery tote). Grill mitts and bolo ties for the guys, doggie tee and stuffed cat toys, a steering wheel cover for the car, the Ants Go Marching (picnic blanket), and Beach Bum (beach caddy). Projects range from the simplest no-sew to intermediate, and all have easy-to-follow illustrated directions—plus, how to throw your own Tee Party.

Time to get your craft on.


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Review: Generation T: Beyond Fashion: 120 new ways to transform a t-shirt

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Very DIY. Has some no-sew options. I'd make/wear some of these, and there are enough patterns/ideas in the book that I think anyone could find at least something. Read full review

Review: Generation T: Beyond Fashion: 120 new ways to transform a t-shirt

User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

I like that there is a variety of projects for women, men, animals and accessories. There are a few I might try out for fun. I didn't like all the tied projects. Maybe I'm old-school, but I couldn't ... Read full review

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Getting Technical
House Party
Kid Rock
Pet Central
Mr T
Road Trippin
Out on the Town

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About the author (2009)

Megan Nicolay has been traveling around the country like a pied piper of DIY, giving workshops and consulting at craft events since the publication of her bestseller, Generation T. She is a founding member of the Department of Craft, a New York City-based craft collective, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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