Generation T

Generation T

108 Ways to Transform A T-shirt

Book - 2006
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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!
Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c2006
ISBN: 9780761137856
Branch Call Number: ANF 646.404 NIC
Characteristics: xii, 257 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm


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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.

Nov 20, 2015

Lots of good ideas to build off of.

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

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.

Jan 11, 2010

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

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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