Generation T: Beyond Fashion 120 New Ways to Transform a T-Shirt
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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I gave this book as a gift...User Review - candicecannedy - Overstock.com
And my friend absolutely loved it. Shes a very crafty person and was super excited to learn that she can turn all her old shirts she was about to get rid of into cute new ones.Also the shirts in the ... Read full review
By Hand or by Tee
Chapter 1 Getting Technical
Chapter 2 Everyday
Chapter 3 House Party
Chapter 4 Kid Rock
Chapter 5 Pet Central
Chapter 6 Mr T
Chapter 7 Road Trippin
Chapter 8 Out on the Town
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Generation T: Beyond Fashion: 120 New Ways to Transform a T-shirt
Limited preview - 2009
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