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 décor: 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 Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9780761154105
Branch Call Number: 646.4 NIC 2009
Characteristics: x, 308 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm


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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.

Nov 20, 2015

Lots of good ideas to build off of.

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

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.

Jan 11, 2010

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

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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