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Inspiration: Best Refashioned T-Shirts

How to quickly & easily transform a basic T-shirt into a stylish top.

We’ve got the ideas – we know you’ve got the T-shirts! It’s time to transform some of those Ts that are hanging out in your stash. Or maybe you want to create an Athleta-type look for a fraction of the price? Either way, we’ve got the goods! Check out our best refashioned T-shirts and see how easy it is to make some.

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T-Shirt Refashioning: Six Must-Know Techniques

Learn the building blocks of refashioning and make some great looking T-shirts.

Let’s face it, there are some things we just tend to hoard – like T-shirts, right? If you’re feeling the need to attack that pile in your rework stash, we’ve got some great tips and techniques for you. You can mix and match our six refashioning building blocks to add all kinds of style to some of your old favorites. You’ve held on to them for a reason, so why not turn them into great fitting, super cute tops that you can’t wait to wear? 

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Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

Hard-working elastics and performance fabric for the win.

We’re continuing to build our collection of DIY activewear items, and this bralette is a super cute addition to the team. Here you’ll see how to use tricot matte fabric in combination with a couple of different styles of Dritz elastic to make a low impact sports bralette. It’s so sporty cute – perfect for yoga, or just peeking out from under a casual, everyday top.

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Sewing Activewear: How to Make a Water Bottle Carrier

DIY your workout clothes, and your gear, too.

Active lifestyle? Always dropping your stuff, or fishing through a large tote or duffle to find your phone, keys or ID? You can customize this multi-purpose water bottle carrier with a right-sized exterior phone pocket, an interior that’s insulated, and a hook for your keys –handy and organized for your trips to the gym, the trail, or a day out with the kiddos. Check out this sewing tutorial from Laura at Trash To Couture and see how to make this water bottle carrier using sporty (and upcycled!) fabrics, plus a variety of Dritz fasteners and fold-ever elastic. 

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Sewing Activewear: How to Sew Your Own Sports Bra

With the right fabrics, elastics, and tips for using them, you can sew activewear.

To successfully sew activewear you need to use specialty materials, combined with specific sewing techniques. This can sometimes be a bit tricky, because stretchy fabrics and elastics are typically not as forgiving as traditional, non-stretch materials. Sportswear is also expected to really deliver – it needs to fit properly, stretch while you’re moving, and be comfortable, too. This sewing tutorial shows you how to make a sports bra, which is an activewear basic. In the course of doing so, you’ll pick up some tips for working with specialty materials which you can use to make additional sportswear pieces.

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