Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Totally Tubular
The easiest hack job ever

Step 1. Find a shirt
This one was courtesy of an accommodating co-worker
who had no further need for it.

Step 2. Gather your tools.
Really this is it... plus my trusty Singer.
I told you this was an easy one.

Step 3. The First Cut is the Deepest.
Turn the shirt inside out.
Hack off each sleeve just inside the seam
and the top just below the collar

Step 4. Just a Little Bit More.
Even up the sides so you have two rectangles of fabric.

Step 5. On Pins & Needles
Pinning the pieces together is a pain in the ass.
There. I said it.
But it's necessary for an even edge.
There's no way around it.

Step 6. Now Whip it. Whip it Good.
If you're doing this by hand,
a quick whip stitch will close up the edges.
Or, if you're lazy like me?
Out comes the Singer.

Step 7. Icing on the Cake.
Fold down the top inch of your new tube of material
Stitch by hand with a running stitch.
(leaving plenty of room to thread a tie @ top)

Step 8. Isn't that Purty?
Just make two small snips about an inch apart
at the front & center of the tube.
Thread a tie/a shoelace/another strip of
Tshirt material through the new loop

Step 9. Ta Da!

So proud of this one I'm wearing it today
with a pair of cords & a very tasteful cardigan...

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