My Generation

“Santa” is always very good to me.  Aside from spoiling me rotten with gifts, I’m always impressed with the thought that he puts into his choices.  I tell him “craft supplies” and he comes back with books, notions, etc. that I would never have picked for myself, but are always right on track with what I like.


GenerationTA few years ago, he was really into books.  I found a stack of them under the tree, including “Generation T” by Megan Nicolay.  After looking around online for a pic of the cover, I found that my version is actually the first of two that are now available.  “Generation T, 108 way to transform a T-shirt” was published in 2006, and it looks like now there is a new book titled “Generation T, 120 new ways to transform a T-shirt” that has new projects and ideas.


Now, you may be thinking…”How many things could this girl possibly do with a T-shirt?”  The answer is:  A LOT!  When you first glance through the book, there are tons of creative ways to alter your old T-shirts into “new” T-shirts.  Then you see some home decor projects that are actually very cute.  I spent a ton of money on a fluffy t-shirt rug for my baby’s nursery, and I just paged through the book and saw an entire tutorial on how to make your own!  (I better not let “Santa” see that!)


Now, I admit, some of the projects are not my style.  Think about it.  If you cut a T-shirt up, it’s only going to get smaller, and these days, I need all the coverage I can get.  But, I’m looking right now at an adorable scarf and the cutest poncho, thinking I could get some T-shirt fabric from my craft store and whip one of these up in just a few minutes!  Yes, that kind of beats the purpose of recycling the T-shirts, but wearing old concert T-shirts that probably went out of style years ago is not for everyone!




Nikki, In Stitches

Added Later: I just found Megan’s website.  She has tons of great ideas and projects on there, too.  Check it out:

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2 Responses to My Generation

  1. Claudia says:

    I’m not sure if you have seen this pattern or not, but it’s to make baby pj’s (one piece) out of old t-shirts:

    • nikkiinstitches says:

      Thanks for the recommendation! The t-shirt baby pj’s are adorable, and your blog is great, too! Your little guy is absolutely precious!

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