New life for old T-shirts

July 27, 2009 4:54:19 AM PDT
Over the years, you've probably collected all kinds of T-shirts - from freebies to the ones you got at summer camp or that music concert a long time ago. You can transform those Ts into things you can actually use.

Your first instinct might be to give away or throw away those old T-shirts. Youc an turn them into cutting-edge fashion pieces or cool gifts for friends and family.

Megan Nicolay wrote the book "Generation T - Beyond Fashion - 120 new ways to transform a T-shirt." In it, she shows you how to turn T's into one-of-a-kind pillows, pet toys, kids clothes, even house-warming gifts like coasters and wine bottle cozies.

"It's very easy, Megan Nicolay said. "All the projects are rated 1 to 5 - items 1 and 2 are completely 'no sew.'"

More than 30 projects are no-sew. All you need is a pair of scissors. "You can take a whole bunch of old T-shirts and make a no-sew baby blanket," Nicolay said.

Plus, you can re-fashion a T-shirt into a tank or halter.

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