Friday, August 28, 2009

T Shirt Shrug

I love the idea of turning old clothes into something new.
I stumbled across this awesome tutorial for a T-shirt shrug.
Here's my version of it :)

All you need is a T shirt, some ribbon or string and a sewing machine.

I found this long sleeve shirt floating around the back of my closet just begging to be given new life.

Step 1:
Cut off the neckband and down the center of the shirt.
Be sure to only cut through the front layer when cutting down the center.

Step 2:
Turn shirt inside out. Fold edges over one inch and pin in place to form a casing. Then sew.

Step 3:
Turn shirt right side out. Attach a safety pin to the end of your ribbon and pull through the casing.

Step 4:
Pull ribbon tight and tie closed.

Now try on your new T shirt shrug and enjoy your work!


A. M. Newsom said...

Do you know How much I LOVE this?!? I bet you could take old turtlenecks and do the same thing...My daughter is in need of some new "shrugs" and I can't wait to try this out! Thanks for sharing:)

Catherine said...

I saw the same tutorial yesterday and bookmarked it for later! Thank you for showing real pictures to make it easier for me to follow! :)

Lo said...

Thats awesome!!! great job

Unknown said...

Kristin, you rock! How cute is that??

Unknown said...

Love this!! I will be trying it out soon, great job, thanks for the photos.

Lisa said...

Just stumbled across your blog today and wanted to tell you how much I love your ideas, especially this one. Thank you for sharing!

tamdoll said...

This looks fantastic! I think my teen daughters would like this, especially.

saffiertje said...

I love this... So easy and so suffisticated! Will go through my closeth to see what shirt I will use for it!
thanx for sharing!


Kosmika said...

This is the best t-shirt shrug i've ever seen! :) so stylish and simple... i LOVE it!
THANKS!!! :)

Unknown said...

this is super cute and looks fairly easy, we shall see ;) thanks great tute


Krista said...

I'm so going to try this. I think I'll sew the casing so the raw edge is on the outside of the shrug, to create a ruffly, deconstructed feel. Thanks for the idea!

Crystal - crafty ave said...

I love this. What a great easy project, I made one the day I saw your post:)

Anonymous said...

I saw you post and I really appreciate so much. I like the design as well. I hope you can post some funny t-shirts . Thank you for sharing this post.

Andréann said...

Awesome idea. I just did one for a friend and it turned so well, I'll be making more for me!

Sabine said...

Love this idea, so pretty and simple to do.
Thanks for sharing with us. I am re-sharing on my blog, linked to your article. Hope you won't mind ;)

Whisper said...

Love this, saw it and ran to my closet and found a shirt I was going to give away. It turned out really cute thank you so much for posting. :)

Unknown said...

So simple yet what an impact! Thanks for sharing! I love the shirred look to it!