Generation T

Generation T

Beyond Fashion : 120 New Ways to Transform A T-shirt

Book - 2009
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Megan Nicolay revolutionized the T-shirt. She repurposed it, reinterpreted it, reinvented it--and created the #1 craft book in the nation, Generation T , which continues to dominate. Now she explores new ways to slash a tee, scrunch a tee, and sew a tee with Generation T: Beyond Fashion . A collection of 120 projects for every occasion, it takes the humble yet ever-malleable tee in dozens of new directions--from baby gifts to pet accessories, stuff for the home, the car, the road, the boyfriend.

The rallying cry is: Don't buy; DIY. The result is hip, imaginative, crafty, and very green. There's a basic primer on techniques--knotting, sewing, braiding, lacing--plus a full tutorial on embellishing. And then an amazing range of projects. There's fashion, of course: all-new halters and tank tops, sexy gaucho pants, a baby-doll dress, twisted shrug, and hooded scarf. But also baby gifts: Jumper for Joy, Baby Back Bib, Wild Thing Blankie. Home d#65533;cor: plant hanger, wine cozy, toilet seat cover, ruffled apron, and Spastic Plastic (grocery tote). Grill mitts and bolo ties for the guys, doggie tee and stuffed cat toys, a steering wheel cover for the car, the Ants Go Marching (picnic blanket), and Beach Bum (beach caddy). Projects range from the simplest no-sew to intermediate, and all have easy-to-follow illustrated directions--plus, how to throw your own Tee Party.

Time to get your craft on.


Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, 2009
ISBN: 9780761154105
0761154108
Branch Call Number: 646.404 Nicolay
646.404 Nicolay
Characteristics: x, 70 p. : ill. ; 20 cm

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amberwench
Feb 11, 2017

Lots if projects, but most are a variation on a theme. Pet, kid, and household projects too. Some are no-sew, but most need basic whip or running stitch hand sewing. Fun for the DIY punk.

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Spidery
Nov 20, 2015

Lots of good ideas to build off of.

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begrim
Jul 04, 2014

Her first book had a handful of interesting ideas. This one isn't nearly as good. I didn't find anything inspiring here.

ChristchurchLib Jan 02, 2013

"Author Megan Nicolay (Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt) shows readers how to cut up tees and create not only whole new wardrobes from them (including tank tops, halter tops, dresses, gaucho pants, gloves, and a couple of skirts), but also household items like pot holders, plant hangers, and place mats; baby things such as a hooded towel, a mobile, and stuffed animals; pet paraphernalia like a pillow bed, cat toys, and a leash; altered tees just for guys; and even car accessories such as her "steering wheel cozy." Who knew that a trip to the t-shirt bin at the thrift store could yield the raw material for so much? Jealous non-sewers take note: several of the projects require no sewing!" Teen Scene January 2013 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=586158

StewartM Aug 08, 2010

This is a great how-to book. The instructions are easy to read and the ideas are fabulous! I really liked how most of the transformations have "no sew" options. Used this with a group of 8-12 year olds and they were able to do it on their own with minimal supervision.

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22950009541673
Jan 11, 2010

Most ideas are a waste of a good T-shirt.

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BTMFPortinga
Dec 28, 2006

I liked this book so much I bought it for my nieces for Xmas. It clearly illustrates how simple shapes make garments and uses a funky modern style without sacrificing clarity.

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