Generation T

Generation T

108 Ways to Transform A T-shirt

Book - 2006
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Workman Press.
Make it yours. This inspirational guide with DIY attitude has everything you need to know about the world’s great T-shirt: how to cut it, sew it, deconstruct it, reconstruct it, and best of all, transform it. • Features more than 100 projects (plus 200 variations) for customized tees, tank tops, tube tops, T-skirts—even handbags, a patchwork blanket, iPod cozies, leg warmers, and more. • Not a DIY expert? Not to worry. More than one third of the projects are no sew, meaning anyone who can wield a pair of scissors can put a personal stamp on her wardrobe. But the sewing basics are here too: backstitch and whipstitch, gather and ruche, appliqué and drawstrings. • And the mission statement for Generation T: Ask not what your T-shirt can do for you; ask what you can do for your T-shirt. And then Do-It-Yourself!


Baker & Taylor
An ingenious craft handbook explains how to transform the ordinary T-shirt into a wide variety of fashionable clothing, accessories, and other items, with detailed instructions for more than 120 innovative projects, including braided rugs, tablecloths, pillows, skirts, a purse, and more. Original.

Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780761137856
0761137858
Branch Call Number: 646.4 Nicolay 2006
Characteristics: xii, 257 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm

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amberwench
Feb 11, 2017

Lots if projects, but most are a variation on a theme. Pet, kid, and household projects too. Some are no-sew, but most need basic whip or running stitch hand sewing. Fun for the DIY punk.

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Spidery
Nov 20, 2015

Lots of good ideas to build off of.

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begrim
Jul 04, 2014

Her first book had a handful of interesting ideas. This one isn't nearly as good. I didn't find anything inspiring here.

ChristchurchLib Jan 02, 2013

"Author Megan Nicolay (Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt) shows readers how to cut up tees and create not only whole new wardrobes from them (including tank tops, halter tops, dresses, gaucho pants, gloves, and a couple of skirts), but also household items like pot holders, plant hangers, and place mats; baby things such as a hooded towel, a mobile, and stuffed animals; pet paraphernalia like a pillow bed, cat toys, and a leash; altered tees just for guys; and even car accessories such as her "steering wheel cozy." Who knew that a trip to the t-shirt bin at the thrift store could yield the raw material for so much? Jealous non-sewers take note: several of the projects require no sewing!" Teen Scene January 2013 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=586158

StewartM Aug 08, 2010

This is a great how-to book. The instructions are easy to read and the ideas are fabulous! I really liked how most of the transformations have "no sew" options. Used this with a group of 8-12 year olds and they were able to do it on their own with minimal supervision.

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22950009541673
Jan 11, 2010

Most ideas are a waste of a good T-shirt.

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BTMFPortinga
Dec 28, 2006

I liked this book so much I bought it for my nieces for Xmas. It clearly illustrates how simple shapes make garments and uses a funky modern style without sacrificing clarity.

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