We got off to a great start this week. For next week, you’ll need to come prepared with a few things.
- If you want to work independently, come prepared with your fabric and idea (drawn out, pictures printed, or a garment from home that you love and you want to copy.)
- If you want to work with the group, we’ll be focused on t-shirt projects. So we need lots more t-shirts! Go through your drawers or head out to the thrift shop!
- MORE FABRIC AND OLD CLOTHES. We need to stockpile our materials. You can go to the thrift store, ask your family for unwanted items or head over to Gaffney’s on Germantown Ave and Coulter Street. The prices there are great.
INSPIRATION! Here are a bunch of t-shirt projects to get you inspired! Take a look and start thinking about what you want to do. If you still aren’t sure, I can guide you through a simple t-shirt project. So bring a shirt from home that you like the fit of and we’ll use it as a template.
- Here is the multi-strand, t-shirt scarf we made in class— but this method or cutting and stretching knits can be used for so many things!
- A braided neck embellishment that you can add to the neckline of any knit shirt.
- A tank top made from a t-shirt!
- A ruffle embellishment on a shirt you already have but maybe don’t wear too often.
- A ruffled knit skirt.
- A bracelet made from old t-shirts. More Bracelets! And even more bracelets! (These would be great to use up all of our small scrapes.)
- A halter top with a braided neckline made from an old long-sleeved t-shirt.
- A t-shirt into a basic skirt.
- A shrug made from a t-shirt.
- Make yarn out of t-shirts and knit or crochet them into dishcloths.
- A T-shirt tote bag.
I spoke with one of your classmates about making stockings– which could be fun. If you are interested, gathering some old sweaters would be a great idea. Here is some ideas:
Other fun things that used to be sweaters: