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Friday, July 2, 2010

Turn a normal t-shirt into a cute shrug!!

I am super excited about my latest project. I turned a normal t-shirt into a cute shrug. I found an easy tutorial here.

I started out with this shirt.  I found it on clearance a while back, and it has been hanging in my closet since then.  I loved the pattern, but never wore it.

Next I cut a line up the middle of the shirt and around the collar.

Next, I folded the edge over about 1/4 of an inch and ironed it.  Then I folded the edge over again about 1/2 of an inch and added a seam starting at the bottom of one side and went all the way around the neck down to the other side.

Once that was finished, I took some black ribbon that I already had on hand and stuck a safety pin through the end.  Using the safety pin, I threaded the ribbon through the seam that I made around the shirt.

This is what I ended up with. 

I like the shirt much better this way, and I think it looks great as a cover-up for the little black dress that I purchased recently.

So, for no money, and just a little time I made a cute little shrug out of a regular old t-shirt.  It was not hard, and even the beginner seamstress can do it.

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Angie said...

This is so cute! Thanks for the great idea!

Amy said...

What a great idea! I needed to find something to do with several of my shirts that have those odd little holes near my belly button (from rubbing up against the counter while doing dishes??) Thanks for the tip!

Jenn @ Seeds on a Breeze said...

I have a t-shirt with a great print, but it got damaged in the wash. This would be a great salvage project. Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

Wow! I was thinking about doing something like this but this is so much easier than what I was thinking. Love it!

Ginger said...

That turned out so great!I am going to have to try this someday!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

This is adorable.

Michelle L. said...

So pretty! Love it over the black t shirt! Thanks, great tutorial.

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

That turned out so cute! What a fantastic idea! I'm definitely trying this!

Nancy said...

that is so clever, saw you over on tatertots and I love this idea!

Betty J Pagley said...

Super cute! Such a great idea! Very clever and useful!!!