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Refashion Camp Day 5: How to make a T-shirt Skirt

by This is Carrie on September 24, 2010

On the final day of camp, I taught what had to be the most loved project of the week – the Two-Tone T-shirt Skirt.  Loosely based on this tutorial, each girl made a 6-gore skirt (for a smaller person using bigger shirts, 6 is all you need, especially if you are working with a new […]



Refashion Camp Day 4: How to Make Comfy T-shirt Pants

by This is Carrie on September 23, 2010

On day four, I was excited to show the girls how to turn a T-shirt into cropped pants (or shorts).  With this project, they learned how to make a casing and insert elastic.  Those who finished early got to dig through my bag o’ fabric scraps & add some applique embellishment to their pants. Basic […]



Refashion Camp Day 3: How to Make a Fitted T-shirt

by This is Carrie on September 22, 2010

Using this tutorial, I showed the girls how to fit, cut & resew a large t-shirt into one that actually fits their body. I’ve had this thrifted Napolean Dynamite “Liger” shirt sitting in the garage for forever & was thrilled when Princess pulled it out for the project.  I think it was the tagline that […]


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Refashion Camp Day 2: How to Make a T-shirt Bag

by This is Carrie on September 21, 2010

I’ve done this t-shirt bag project with lots of new/young sewers, and it’s always a hit.  Loosely based on this tutorial from Martha Stewart, the bag comes together easily and quickly, leaving plenty of time for some creative freezer paper stenciling. For added technique and vocabulary, I suggest a adding nice boxed corners & making […]



Refashion Camp Day 1: How to Make a T-shirt Necklace

by This is Carrie on September 20, 2010

After reviewing the parts of a sewing machine, doing some practice stitches on paper & fabric & organizing all the t-shirts for the week’s projects, we we created braided fabric necklaces using this tutorial from Melissa at ISLY.  It’s simple, fun and super satisfying. *Note: The “T-shirt Refashion camp” series will cover the projects I […]