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10-Minute 4th of July Shirts!! {tutorial}

Here's a fast and easy way to make some 4th of July shirts for your kids -- or even yourself this year!! I actually made these last year but the night before the Fourth {that's how I roll} -- too late to blog it. And my younger daughter grew out of her shirt, so I made her a new one to wear this year. I used old shirts and scrap fabric, so this project also ended up being FREE. Yay!! I love a … [Read more...]

Spring Sweater Refashion #4 {Tutorial}

Welcome to my quest to refashion my wardrobe! My fourth Spring Sweater Refashion started off as a plain, green sweater from Target. It hung in my closet without much wear because it was so plain and I wasn’t sure what to wear with it. I decided to add some embellishments to one side of it, using some of my fabric scraps from my craft room. This is a 1.5 hour project, just because making the … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Turn a Purse into a Stylish Camera Bag!!!

Hello, fellow readers of Tater Tots and Jello!  This is Valerie, from The Crafter's File Box.   I am super excited to hijack Jen's blog today and share with you my tutorial for making a regular purse go to fab camera bag! I am sure you have all see the amazing camera bags that have been out there lately. They look like a purse, so they are still feminine, but the insides are made to … [Read more...]

Spring Sweater Refashion 2011 {#3}

  Welcome to the next installment in my quest to refashion my wardrobe :) My third sweater refashion started off with a plain white cardigan from Target. Add a few chiffon flowers and you have a sweater refashion that is super easy, fast and requires no sewing machine.  … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Striped Fashion-inspired Shirt for less than $5

Hello, all of you fabulous Tatertots and Jello fans!  I'm so honored to be sharing my tutorial over at Jen's awesome blog today!  I just love Jen and all of her wonderful ideas-I think if we knew each other in person, we'd be friends : ) In case you're wondering who the heck I am, my name is Courtney and I blog over at Scraps and Scribbles.  It's where I share my crafty endeavors, … [Read more...]

$4 Tee + $1 Dollar Store Towel = Fabulous Anthro-inspired Shirt!!

Here's a little project I made the other night. Do you have any Charlotte Russe stores near you? I was in ours and found some great, really basic tees for $4. I really liked the neckline and weight of the fabric. I brought them home and I had this picture of a Anthropologie "Tutu" shirt that I had printed off awhile ago to see if I could recreate. I also had a Dollar Store Flour Sack Tea Towel … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Brassy Ruffle Top!

Hello, hello! My name is Megan and I am the creative force behind Brassy Apple! I am a sewing pattern designer and passionate DIY-er! I love to share my tutorials, photography and ideas on the Brassy Apple Blog. Just like Jen I love a good refashioning project! I got hooked on upcycling t-shirt's this spring and thought it would be fun to create and share a new design! Brassy … [Read more...]

Giant Flower Tote Tutorial

I needed a sturdy, easy-access bag for my trip. But I also wanted it to be different and cute. So I decided to make one! I took a tote I bought at Walmart a few months ago on clearance. I liked the stripes, but it needed something to jazz it up. If you want to make one, here's what you do:  Materials: Tote Bag 3 Designs of Fabric Sewing Machine Needle and Thread Liquid Stitch … [Read more...]

Super Easy & Cute T-Shirt Refashion

This is easily my favorite and easiest t-shirt refashion that I have tried so far. All it requires is a needle and thread - no machine! I started with two clearance t-shirts from Forever 21 {$2/ea.}. I used the second t-shirt to make the flowers. But you can use leftover fabric for the flowers and then you only need one shirt. I made a sketch of what I wanted the t-shirt to look … [Read more...]

Anthro-inspired T-Shirt for $4

I am always on the lookout for stylish, cute t-shirts for the Summer. One of my favorite stores -- Anthropologie, recently had a great t-shirt they were selling. But for almost $80 I wondered if I could find a way to make something similar for a fraction of the cost. I bought two t-shirts on clearance for $2 each. I bought one for the t-shirt and one to cut up for embellishments. Materials … [Read more...]