Monday, April 25, 2011

Old Too Big Tee into a Shrug

I was browsing blogs last week and ran across this fun tutorial on Trashn2Tees. She took a tee shirt and turned it into a fun spring shrug with a lettuce edge.

I just so happened to be going through my clothes later that week and nabbed a couple tees of my own for this fun little project. It turned out pretty good too. I added some lettuce edged strips to one side for a little pop & ruffle.

I opted for a shorter sleeve...same edging.

The biggest bump was the back neckline. The tee was too big to begin with and the new line behind and around the shoulders is a tad too wide to stay on well. Although a different top underneath may be all the difference it needs for a fix.

I am considering adding another strip or two around the neckline area but with some elastic thread to gather it in tighter so it will stay on better. We'll see. If nothing works - it's no loss since the tee was in the to be given away pile anyway.
Any other ideas?


Jenelle said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the tutorial! I think it turned out great- and I love the added design. Thanks for sharing TrashN2Tees! I hope that by rocking recycled threads we can encourage and inspire others to consume less and recycle more!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

How cool! I love how the ruffled edges add such a fun touch! Who knew this started life as a t-shirt!

Anonymous said...

How cute! What a fun spring project:)

storybeader said...

that really turned out good! I wish I knew how to sew, but then... I don't have the time! {:-D

randomcreative said...

Cute!! I just bought a black shrug like that today, but it doesn't have any neat detail work like yours does on the front.