Martha and Cynthia Nixon use Stencil1 stencils to bleach and paint awesome t-shirts! Part 1 of 2 - How to Stencil with bleach on t shirts.
Everybody has a drawer full of awkward oversized t-shirts in their bedroom, right? Turn those bulky tees into cute 80's style cut up tops! In this four part video, Kandee gets crafty and turns those tops inside out and upside down! Make halters, off the shoulder sweats and other styles along with Kandee.
Remember The Simpsons episode where Maude Flanders died? Do you remember how she died? Well, here's a hint… it has to do with this Kipkay tutorial.
This instructional video shows how to print your own t-shirt. The guys at Makezine.com & Etsy.com show you how to screen print on a t shirt. This is also called silk screening. This is another great weekend project by Make Magazine. Use any drawing you like, and make as many copies as you want (until the screen breaks that is). Watch this video tutorial and learn how to screen print your own t-shirts.
Can't quite figure out to do with your old clothes? Upcycle your old tees into a cozy beanbag pillow chair with this crafter's guide from the folks at MAKE. For more information on turning your own t-shirts into pillow cases, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this DIY guide.
Corrine from ThreadBanger shows you how to screen print your own designs at home onto a t shirt.
Of two old t shirts, one is taken and marked from the collar to under the armpit on all four sides of the t shirt. The marked lines are cut along. The shirt is tried on and pinched and pinned under armpit until the right fit and marked with chalk. Both sides of the shirt is cut off and along the chalk line is pinned. A straight edge and chalk is used to make a line from the pin to the bottom edge of the shirt on both sides.Both side of chalk lines are pinned down. The bottom is made even with...
Ever wonder how screen printed t-shirts are made professionally? This awesome tutorial takes you through the process, starting with the design on the transparency screen, to printing, to the press bed, then to dry. Make sure to listen for advice on how to keep your ink on your t-shirt by heat setting the t-shirt after you're done screen printing.
Yarn is certainly not the most expensive fabric-making material world, but why would you spend $5 for a roll when you can spin together yarn yourself?
Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami dollar bill tutorial to learn how to fold a shirt and pants.
Ah, bunting. In the crafting/Etsy world, bunting is one of the simplest pieces of decor to make as well as one of the cheapest, yet because of its minimalistic simplicity it's also one of the prettiest crafts ever.
The pen doesn't have to stop on the paper. Your art masterpiece doesn't have to stay on the canvas. You can share your favorite drawings with everyone, right on your own chest. Wear your art designs with pride by using a scanner/printer, a photo editing application, an iron, and Avery iron-on Dark Fabric Transfer paper. And don't forget your tee shirt.
The Thread Heads hang out at the Renegade Craft Fair in New York. Then they teach us how to make a bikini from an old tee! It's a ways into the video, so jump ahead if you just want the how to. Hot!
No one in their right mind would ever volunteer to be one of the Red Shirts, the security officers from Star Trek who so often died during the crew's away missions. Well, it is a pretty easy-to-make and easy to recognize costume, so it might be a good choice for your next nerdy Halloween party or other get-together. This video wills show you how to make a Red Shirt shirt of a long-sleeve shirt and paint.
It's always a dilemma when you're organizing your closet and deciding whether you want to keep or throw out a meaningful old t-shirt that you don't wear anymore. Many of our t-shirts have been with us through thick and thin, so preserve their memory (and stop creating more waste) by reusing them.
T-shirts are fugly at their worst (think your boyfriend's XXL tent) and decent at their best (form-fitting Urban Outfitters T-shirts? Good stuff). But that means if we were to give T-shirts a report card, their grades would be around the C to F range.
Now this is a sick freestyle soccer move. If you've already got the basics of this awesome new sport down, this video will teach you a great advanced trick to do dubbed a t-shit trick MCNS. This trick consists of catching the ball under the front of the shirt, then rolling it around the side and out of the back of the shirt into a back stall. Legendary.
What is more fun than wrecking your boyfriend's shirt and turning it into a cute dress? In this tutorial, learn how to take a super oversized men's shirt and make a totally adorable summer dress with it! You will need to know sewing basics and be sneaky enough to get a shirt out of his closet, though! But in the end, this dress is so adorable, he probably won't even mind!
Making a Mickey Mouse tie-dye shirt is as easy as can be. First trace a Mickey mouse outline onto a plain white shirt with a pencil. Using plain dental floss and a needle, sew around the tracing you've just created. For optimal results soak the shirt in soda ash (this step is optional). On the final stitch, pull on the dental floss until Mickey's head "pops up". You will need several rubber bands for the next few steps. First tightly wrap some rubber bands around Mickey's head. Add additional...
This video fashion design tutorial by Adrianne Lee will show you how to turn a simple t-shirt into a fabulous corset tank, and scrap fabrics into quirky brooches! Very Easy! You'll need a t-shirt, scissors, measuring tape or ruler, sewing machine or needle and thread, scrap fabric, paper, trims, fabric glue and pin backings. Watch and learn how to make this fun crafting project.
Want to make our own t-shirt designs? Learn how to create stencils to make your own custom t-shirts
These adorable cards are perfect for gifting your daddy-o on Father's Day, but you should by no means limit yourself to just that one holiday. These collared shirt and tie cards are also suitable for your dad's birthday, or even for your boyfriend on his birthday.
This video shows the viewers how to create a wicked spider pattern on a tie dyed shirt. Our instructor starts by demonstrating on a square piece of fabric. Start by folding your shirt in half sleeve to sleeve. Next, choose the placement of your spider design by picking the twist point, either in the center or slightly higher. Then, start twisting your fabric into a tight spiral using either your fingers or rotating around your table. After tightly tying your finished spiral, prepare your dyes...
Charcloth is basically charred cloth (surprisingly enough) that doubles an an excellent tinder source for starting fires. This video will show you how to easily make charcloth out of an old t-shirt, a metal tin, and a fire. Now you'll be able to start fires much more easily at home and in the bush.
Ke$ha has become more of an icon that she probably ever could have even a decade ago (before OCD autotune use spread through the world's producers) and her latest music video "We R Who We R" continues her hit parade. This video will show you how to make a t-shirt reconstruction inspired by the one Ke$ha wears in the video.
Here is an English version of how to fold a shirt Origami style. Learn how to fold both short and long sleeve.
Sure, you've probably seen a million YouTube videos that feature the impressive schemes of 2,000-sided modular origami balls that seem to defy gravity as well as patience. But sometimes the simplist origami craft is the most striking.
In this DIY fashion video, learn how to take an old fitted tshirt and add some flare! Add a sexy front-laced up section to your shirt to create a faux boddess. Spice up your closet for cheap with help from this clothing reconstruction video.
Recycle your old tshirts and make them into something new! ... Or, something that looks old? In this video, learn how to cut up your own t-shirts to create a ripped-up, vintage-looking, rocker look. This project was inspired by Adam Saaks of Ed Hardy Clothing.
The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco-friendly.
Take a look at the first place winner's tutorial on making a dress out of old tees for the Generation-t tee recon contest! Follow along with the steps in this fashion design video and make your very own quick and easy dress.
Make custom shirts with airbrush designs! Learn how to make letters, designs, and dots on a shirt with airbrushing in this free craft video series from a professional airbrush artist.
Are you sitting in class the last day before holiday break, simply dying over how long each minute is before that last bell rings and you get to head to Big Bear? Pass the time (though obviously do so discretely) by crafting these simple origami t-shirts. Each t-shirt is folded from a monetary bill, which we're pretty sure you have in your pocket.
If you have kids, chances are you also have a pile of t-shirts that said rapidly-growing little ones have outgrown. Rather than throw them out or donate them, make them into something new! This video from Threadbanger will teach you how to sew two old t-shirts into a fun new tote bag. It will be soft, durable, stylish, and free!
You've probably seen old t-shirts being turned into dresses, miniskirts, and if you're a fan of Gianny L, even two-piece bikinis, but you've probably never even thought about it transforming them into underwear. It may seem a bit odd at first, but making these intimate pieces from t-shirts means you can customize the pattern as well as the type of cut (cheeky, granny top, or thong?).
This video shows the viewer how to turn an old t-shirt into a tough bag that can then be reused many times. This is done by first cutting the sleeves off. This creates a top that resembles a tank top. The t-shirt should then be turned inside out and then covered completely in duct tape. The bottom of the bag is then stapled closed and another layer of duct tape then covers this up. A line is then stapled across each corner to change the angle and create more conventional corners. When the bag...
Storing your groceries or recent purchases from Target in the provided plastic bags may be convenient, but think of how many people use these non-biodegradable plastic bags and then toss them every day and every year. Help clean up the environment by making reusuable tote bags from t-shirts!
A drawstring halter dress is so perfect for summer. They're cute and breezy, allowing your skin to breathe, and aren't too boxy, so they don't visually add extra pounds to your silhouette.
Making three different scarves out of an old T-shirt is fast and simple. For the first one, lay the t-shirt out flat and cut horizontally from one underarm to the other. Next, cut one layer of the tube. Now cut straight lines every 1/2" inch all the way up to the last inch of fabric. After that, pull on the fringe. For the next scarf, cut under the underarm again. Now, cut off the hem. Fold the tube in half, open end to open end, and cut it down the folded middle. After that, cut one layer of...
Weddings, and wedding dress especially, can be very expensive. This how-to sewing video shows how to customize and personalize an affordable option. This week, Rob and Corinne answer a viewer question and show us how-to make a $10 wedding dress out of tee-shirts.