Generation T : 101 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt, Paperback

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

4.5 out of 5 (6 ratings)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages, illustrations throughout with 16 page full colour insert
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
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  • Category: Needlework & fabric crafts
  • ISBN: 9780761137856



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Finally, something to do with all those t-shirts in your closet that you won't throw away for sentimental reasons but won't wear either! Most of these designs are very wearable. And this is great inspiration for all you DIY-ers out there!

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Cutting up shirts I felt blah about into skirts and tanks that are totally hot--I feel so rebelious and punk. Lots of fun, with excellent instructions and achievable and worthwhile projects.

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I read this book over and over again for inspiration for sewing clothes. It's probably one of the many reasons why sewing is so much fun to me! :D

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My much-loved copy of this book is annotated with scribbles and drawings of my own throughout. If you're a DIY-er who's interested in messing around with T-shirts, this book is where you need to start. There are others who have written similar books, but this one was the first, and is much better.

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Love the patterns in here! If you're into recycling this is definitely a fun book to read. The instructions are -- mostly -- easy to read. There were one or two where her written instructions had me scratching my head and going "Uh?" The projects come out nice, though, and they're as much fun to make as to wear. The difficulty level I would say is beginner (no sew) to intermediate (i.e. shirring).

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