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7 Ways to Restyle a T-Shirt with Cal Patch

comments (2) March 10th, 2011     

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mgiroux Misa Giroux, senior editorial intern
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A plain old tee, ready to be transformed!
An oversized t-shirt can become a fitted tunic.
A plain old tee, ready to be transformed!

A plain old tee, ready to be transformed!

Photo: Cal Patch

Turning your old t-shirts into flattering new garments is inexpensive, resourceful, and easier than you think. Try out any of Cal Patch's many methods and wind up with a whole new wardrobe.

How to Restyle a T-Shirt into a Ruffly Cardigan

Vintage bed jackets are beautiful but harder and harder to find in thrift stores these days. Why not make your own bed jacket-inspired cardigan out of an old T-shirt? You get a new, fun piece to wear, it doesn't cost anything, AND you're putting something to use that hasn't seen the light of day for ages.


How to Upcycle a T-Shirt into a Cardigan

This sweet layering piece might become a new favorite!


Transform Your T-Shirt into a Tunic

Transform a tired tee into a sweet tunic to welcome spring. This is a simple project for the moderately experienced sewer; you need to be comfortable with machine sewing, fitting, and making some renegade alterations.

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Comments (2)

CalPatch writes: aww thanks Tatsy! and thanks Misa for rounding up my T re-styles in one handy place!
Posted: 12:40 pm on March 13th
Tatsy writes: Cal Patch makes designing your own garments easy! Her directions are among the simplest I've ever seen.
Posted: 6:11 pm on March 11th
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