So there was this post a while back where I declared my undying love and extreme gratefulness for the abyss of knowledge that is Pinterest. Now it's okay, it's not taking over, but it is finding it's way into my day in small doses. haha something funny - I just bought the window up to get the pinterest link, got lost and totally forgot I was blogging. Seriously. Now where was I?
So I'm doing my usual cruise and I come across some really cool t-shirt restyling. And I go searching, start clicking blog links and find this tutorial showing me how to make an old t-shirt into something new and fun. So I decided I had a spare 10 minutes in my day, which is a lie actually because it's 6pm and there is no dinner made, in fact nothing even thought of, I never have 10 minutes spare in the day, but actually I made 10 minutes become spare because I was so freakin excited about this idea. So watch this. How cool is this.
Firstly, the old t-shirt. I got an old one I have worn til it's faded and it's been in the bottom of my drawer forever, or at least since I lost a lot of weight a few years back. Secondly, you need scissors. Like not the scissors you use to cut up cereal boxes for the kid's projects but the great scissors you stash so noone can find them, like these. My favs.
Then cut. Cut the sleeves off, and then straight across, just below the neck/collar.
And then fold the top inch over on the front and back and sew across to create a place to thread your strap. Yes. I got the sewing machine out. I didn't change the thread though. I had nothing to match so figured white would do.
Then I got the old neck-band from the t-shirt, cut it once to make a long strip and I threaded it through the front and back of the -tshirt, using a skewer, pencil or knitting needle.
And then. Then you realise magic has happened. You have this. Oh yes. Lovin' it.
At which point my hubby walks past, stops, and says "Pinterest, right?" haha oh yes.
A few tips, firstly, don't use your super tight t-shirts. Baggy is better. I think also next time I do this, probably in about 5 minutes despite the lack of dinner, still, I'll look for a t-shirt to do this with, I'll try and find one with a logo down as low as I can, because as you can see I ended up with the 'Wisconsin' word around my neck - a lower logo would have been better.
EDIT And yes, I have black straps showing and I have been flaaaaamed for it more than once in the 100,000 times this has been repinned - forgive me I was in a hurry.
Look at the possibilities. Like using strips of material taken from the sleeves and plaiting the neck cord. Tying bows at the shoulders. Cheap dollar plain coloured t-shirts that all of a sudden become freakin amazing.