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easy embellished shirt or tank!

i showed off this fun easy refashion last year as a guest post.

but it’s too cute not to reshare

(and easy too!)

and since it’s my sweet baby’s 6 year old birthday (and i’m at snap..cause i’m an awesome mom)

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 let’s throw it up today! cause it’s THROWBACK thursday (i’m determined for this series to catch on.)

(i give it a three more weeks before i forget and you never see it again)

tank top with heart

i actually saw this cute tank at old navy….and loved it!

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so we are going to knock it off!!!

first things first– if you are a COMPLETE beginner sewer…here’s what you can do:

buy a tank top or shirt (i got this one at clearance from walmart for $2.) tank top

(It’s old and stained with paint…but for blogging sake let’s pretend that it’s not there)–i could go and edit it out with picmonkey..but we all know i’m not going to do that.

cause i’m lazy. and if you squint you can’t really see it. PicMonkey Collage tank top

cut out shape from scrap fabric. (you could do a star…lightning bolt….initial…whatever gets you excited)

pin it on.

sew it around!

easy peasy!

but if you have sewed a LITTLE and want to try your hand at making your own tank tops…then let’s press on!

(i like tank tops cause there are no sleeves…sleeves can be tricky!)

first…KNIT! i love it. as long as you cut it nice and smoothly…you don’t have to hem…and no hemming equals a nice fast result!

(refer to the a few paragraphs up when i said i was lazy)

 

 while i was at walmart i spied with my little eye this navy and gray striped knit…for $2.50 a yard. and that was right up my alley…cause i’m cheap.

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i take an existing tank top that fits and lay it out on the fabric…and cut around leaving about two inches on every side ….remember.  the front and back are different. the back is usually higher and this particular tank top had a bit of a racer back. IMG_1798

 

when you have both pieces cut out…sew on your applique. it’s MUCH easier to do it while they are separate pieces

(but still totally doable the other way too!)

then..right sides together you lay it out and pin. you are going to sew 4 times (follow the yellow brick road pink lines!!!

tank top 2 try it on the person…if you need to take it in a little more you can. knit fabric falls really great so even if it’s a little big it should still look nice on (and they can grow into it!)

now you can hem if you want. but  i don’t.

heart shirt

the knit makes this a super comfortable tank top perfect for handstands

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after a few tries at these easy peasy tanks you can whip out 3 in an hour!

(i did.

cause we like to be twinners triplets)

PicMonkey Collagematchy okay…at least i do!

silly girl alright! go give it a try…or at very least jazz up some plain looking t-shirts!!!

heart tank top

(i’ve added a superman symbol to a blue shirt….and a giant letter K for my daughter. and i’ve seen those cute birthday shirts with your age–pick some fun fabric and sew on a giant 6!)

happy birthday to my little model!!!

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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.

Comments

  1. super cute! I saw this post last year when you were on craft snob.. I actually was excited by the series and e-mail her and got my own slot ;o) So thanks for showing me the way, ha! Hope you enjoyed snap… I’ve been loving all the photos and I’m so jealous of you all!
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  2. I love this! I am very much a beginner when it comes to sewing (no patience, lazy) and I might just add this to my summer project pile. So cute!
    Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife recently posted…[Food Bliss] How to Make an Ombre CakeMy Profile

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