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7 Ways to Restyle a T-Shirt with Cal Patch

A plain old tee, ready to be transformed!
An oversized t-shirt can become a fitted tunic.
A plain old tee, ready to be transformed!

A plain old tee, ready to be transformed!

Photo: Cal Patch

Turning your old t-shirts into flattering new garments is inexpensive, resourceful, and easier than you think. Try out any of Cal Patch's many methods and wind up with a whole new wardrobe.

How to Restyle a T-Shirt into a Ruffly Cardigan

Vintage bed jackets are beautiful but harder and harder to find in thrift stores these days. Why not make your own bed jacket-inspired cardigan out of an old T-shirt? You get a new, fun piece to wear, it doesn't cost anything, AND you're putting something to use that hasn't seen the light of day for ages.


How to Upcycle a T-Shirt into a Cardigan

This sweet layering piece might become a new favorite!


Transform Your T-Shirt into a Tunic

Transform a tired tee into a sweet tunic to welcome spring. This is a simple project for the moderately experienced sewer; you need to be comfortable with machine sewing, fitting, and making some renegade alterations.

mgiroux Misa Giroux, senior web intern
Posted on Mar 10th, 2011 in sewing, restyle

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