Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt: 101 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt

Nicolay, Megan

9780761137856

ISBN 10: 0761137858 / 0-7611-3785-8
ISBN 13: 9780761137856
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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The T-shirt-preferably well-used - is a blank canvas. You can cut it, sew it, twist it, and turn it. You can deconstruct it, you can reconstruct it. Recycle it, resuscitate it, refashion it, and re-invent it. Make it punky, make it funky. It is the perfect jumping-off point, and Megan Nicolay - who knows the my-pride of accomplishment and the pleasure of making something chic and unique (and cheap) shows how to turn an ordinary T-shirt into a halter, a tank top, a peasant blouse, or, for a total transformation, into a T-skirt. Or a hat. Or a Christmas stocking, a drawstring purse, a wine bottle cosy. Even a quilt.In 121 unexpected, easy-to-follow projects, this pied piper of DIY shows first how to tee-off with the basic materials plus add-ons and techniques. More than half the projects require no sewing, and all are rated according to the level of difficulty.

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Book Description: Workman Publishing Company, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents Introduction x the brooklyn tee party: a revolution begins Chapter 1: Tee off (p. 2) The materials, the basic stitches, and sewing techniques you'll need to makeall 108 projects in the book. - finding inspiration (p. 3) - gathering supplies (p. 3) - the anatomy of a t-shirt (p. 7) - mastering the basics: measurements, pinning, threading the needle (p. 10) - the stitches: running stitch, backstitch, whipstitch, zigzag stitch, cross-stitch, boxed crossstitch, finishing a stitch (p. 12) - adding style: drawstrings, gathers, ruching, appliqueacute; (p. 17) - coloring outside the lines: adding embellishment (p. 19) - dyeing, batiking, printing, bleaching (p. 20) - zen and the art of t-shirt deconstruction (p. 23) Chapter 2: Tee time (p. 24) 13 projects that involve customizing, cutting, clipping, tying, and pinning- as much deconstruction as you can do and still call it a T-shirt. 1. scoop, there it is (p. 26) 2. slash 'n' sash (p. 28) 3. brokenhearted ( .30) 4. fringe benefits (p. 32) 5. pleasantly punk (p. 34) 6. ruffle and tumble (p. 36) 7 comfort corset (p. 38) 8. it's a cinch (p. 40) 9. mix 'n' match (p. 42) 10. shoulder slash (p. 44) 11. pin-up (p. 45) 12. halftime (p. 46) 13. ode to the mullet (p. 48) Chapter 3: par-tee on (p. 50) The tank top-22 more projects that are less shirt, more style. 14. classic punk (p. 52) 15. shoulder chic (p. 54) 16. outer lace (p. 56) 17. lace age (p. 58) 19. fermez la ruche (p. 62) 20. it's my party and i'll tie if i want to (p. 64) 21. safety first (p. 66) 22. diamondback (p. 68) 23. a beautiful day in the 'hood (p. 70) 24. put me in, coach (p. 72) 25. it's a string thing (p. 74) 26. sew easy (p. 76) 27. heavy meshinery (p. 78) 28. that's a wrap (p. 80) 29. six-pack (p. 82) 30. greek goddess (p. 84) 31. queen of braids (p. 86) 32. all strung out (p. 88) 33. tying game (p. 90) 34. punk'd (p. 92) 35. strip search (p. 94) Chapter 4: flir-tee girls (p. 96) 14 tube tops (and halters, too!)-even less shirt, even more style. 36. boob tube (p. 98) 37. bodice snipper (p. 100) 38. ready-made (p. 102) 39. bow me over (p. 104) 40. natural sass (p. 106) 41. scarf ace (p. 108) 42. rollover (p. 110) 43. bandeau, james bandeau (p. 112) 44. knotty by nature (p. 114) 45. halt right there (p. 116) 46. cover girl (p. 118) 47. t-bird (p. 120) 48. twisted sister (p. 122) 49. teeny bikini (p. 124) Chapter 5: skir-tee girls 128 23 projects that take the T-shirt downtown- and we're not talking about the financial district in New York City. 50. snips ahoy (p. 130) 51. snip, crackle, pop! (p. 133) 52. sidewinder (p. 136) 53. double-crosser (p. 138) 54. pocket rock it (p. 140) 55. next of pin (p. 142) 56. row, row, row your bows (gently down the seam) (p. 144) 57. knot too shabby (p. 146) 58. skirt flirt (p. 148) 59. triple-layer cake (p. 151) 60. petal pusher (p. 154) 61. flare thee well (p. 156) 62. mud flap (p. 159) 63. diamonds in the rough (p. 162) 64. road trip (p. 164) 65. material girl (p. 166) 66. alphabet city (p. 168) 67. bohemian wrapsody (p. 170) 68. wrapper keeper (p. 172) 69. cinch city (p. 174) 70. your ass is grass (p. 176) 71. tying up loose ends (p. 178) 72. flapper frenzy (p. 181) Chapter 6: the t-zone (p. 184) From leg warmers to hats, handbags to ponchos, checkbook covers to throw pillows, 16 projects that are perfect accents for the body and the home. 73. go-go gauntl. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0761137858

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