Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt by Megan Nicolay is a fantastic go-to book that gives you 108 different ways to reconstruct a t-shirt. Repurposing old shirts gives them a new life and fresh new style. Find some old T-shirts and get inspired with this book!
“Make it yours. This inspirational guide with DIY attitude has everything you need to know about the world’s great T-shirt: how to cut it, sew it, deconstruct it, reconstruct it, and best of all, transform it. • Features more than 100 projects (plus 200 variations) for customized tees, tank tops, tube tops, T-skirts—even handbags, a patchwork blanket, iPod cozies, leg warmers, and more. • Not a DIY expert? Not to worry. More than one third of the projects are no sew, meaning anyone who can wield a pair of scissors can put a personal stamp on her wardrobe. But the sewing basics are here too: backstitch and whipstitch, gather and ruche, appliqué and drawstrings. • And the mission statement for Generation T: Ask not what your T-shirt can do for you; ask what you can do for your T-shirt. And then Do-It-Yourself!” – Generation T
Generation T has 108 projects for different levels of craftiness. If you can’t sew, don’t worry because there are quite a few awesome projects included that doesn’t include a sewing machine at all. The better projects do require more expertise and the ability to sew (with or without a machine).
It gives the basics on reconstructing a t-shirt and also gives you the motivation to want to repurpose old boring t-shirts that don’t fit well or are ripped. Instead of tossing these shirts, give them new life and wear them in a totally different way.
I found quite a few projects in this book that I really want to try out. I don’t have a punk kind of style, so don’t think that you need to wear only punk or Goth clothes for this book to work for you. It gives tons of inspiration and motivation to want to do this for yourself. Overall, I found it to be quite a resourceful book and I highly recommend it to others wanting to update their wardrobe for practically free.
* Thank you to the publisher of Generation T, Workman, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.