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Our Review

Megan Nicolay's new book, Generation T: Beyond Fashion takes t-shirt reconstruction in to the world of accessories, fashion, gifts and homeware.


The follow up to the popular Generation T, this book is filled with 120 projects for you to try at home. Including tutorials for all the techniques you'll need, learn the art of tying, knotting, braiding, embellishing and appliques. Restyle a tee and spice up your wardrobe with a Pinup Girl Halter, Knotted Caplet, Bubble Skirt or Twisted Shrug. Accessorize with Macrame Belts, Braided Headbands and a Hooded Scarf. Decorate your home with Knotted Pillows, a Laptop Sleeve, Drinking Coasters or a Royal Flush Toilet Lid Cover.


There are also projects for making maternity wear, male and female fashion, pet toys, sportswear, and baby accessories. The book even includes a range of blank figures, so that you can design your own projects. It's time to raid your wardrobe for unwanted tees and get crafty, because there are endless options for giving them new life. Y


ou can pick up a copy of the book from Workman or the Generation T website. Check out a sample project from this book, Grocery Tote.

Publisher's Description

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.


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