T-shirt refashion – freehand embroidery and cutting

I just saw Amy Carol’s post about transforming a sweater and I realized that unfinished jersey hems are starting to grow on me lately. There’s something casual yet a bit naughty about them.


And I’ve used it a couple of times by now: to crop the cleavage of a t-shirt, crop jeans etc., but this time I just took the scissors and cut right through. And I love the way it layers on top of other t-shirts or tank tops.

This t-shirt is a project that grew naturally dew to my stubbornness of cooking calamari a la romana without an apron 😀

If you have a t-shirt with some stubborn stains that would not go away, use them for freehand embroidery to create weird and never seen before embroidery creatures. Then take the scissors, close your eyes and cut away. (Don’t cut your fingers, you will need them for future projects.)

6 comments on T-shirt refashion – freehand embroidery and cutting

  • busyfingers101

    Fab idea! I too suffer from the same condition as you – a deep aversion to aprons whilst cooking pasta. I’ve ruined countless t-shirts that way – I’m going to dig them out of the duster bag and have some fun!

    • inahowto

      Hehe, sounds great. I’d love to see your work!

      • armyofmice

        Mah Ina mie mi se pare ca te reprofilezi :)) faci din ce in ce mai multe lucruri brodate. F misto! Cand te intorci? 😀

      • inahowto

        Nu chiar, dar imi ia mai putin timp sa brodez ceva mic decat un proiect cusut. Must find more time:)

        Vinerea viitoare vin in vizita. Ne vedem?

  • armyofmice

    Da vreau 😀 ti-am dat mail.

  • k i t t e n

    SI eu vreau sa ne vedeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeem! Te rog da-mi un semn cand esti aici.

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