Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts by Mary Mulari on Sewing With Nancy - Nancy Zieman - Recycle T-Shirts - T-shirt Quilts
Make T-shirts into a quilt, pillow, scarf, and more! We can say with confidence that most families have a collection of T-shirts. Some may be meaningful, so they’re difficult to give away. To give these memory-making shirts a second chance is Mary Mulari, our makeover specialist.

On this episode of Sewing With Nancy, Mary will share some fantastic projects that preserve memories and recycle treasured souvenirs. Watch part one of Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts online today or purchase Mary’s Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts pattern and DVD at Nancy’s Notions.


Rag-Style Memory Quilt

During this two-part series, we’ll share ideas from Mary’s pattern that make clever, personalized gifts. Beginning with the T-Shirt Memory Quilt, you’ll soon see it’s an economical and streamline way to sew a commemorative graduation or life-achievement gift. This rag-style T-Shirt Quilt  is perfect for a dormitory bed cover or blanket.

Sleeve-Bag Style

After making a T-shirt Memory quilt, you’ll have leftovers from the shirts that are just begging to be sewn into other gift projects. Create a collection of Tee Bags from the sleeve areas of T-shirt remnants. Watch how easy they are to create on this first episode of Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts on Sewing With Nancy.

Sleepover Bag

Combine scraps from two or more T-shirts to create a Sleepover Bag. The unique fringe accents and drawcord closure make this a welcome gift for tweens.

Curl ‘n Roll Necklace

Take advantage of the nature of knit fabrics to curl and roll. Cut T-shirts into strips, then pull. Create a fabric necklace from one or more T-shirts. Add extra pieces of wrapped trim for interesting dimension. Watch it online.

Reversible T-Scarves

Notched Cowl Scarf

Take advantage of the tubular construction of T-shirts to make a reversible cowl scarf. The notched accents provide an ingenious detail allowing both sides of the fabric to be showcased.

Tuck and Weave Scarf

Use two T-shirt backs to create another reversible scarf that tucks and weaves unto itself for a cool weather accessory. Watch as Mary shares her fast and easy sewing tips on this first episode of Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts 

Logo Luggage Tags

Here’s a great way to use the small chest logos found on many T-shirts, and turn them into decorated luggage tags. The bag owner identification is hidden inside the tag. Learn how to create this personal gift on this episode of Second Chance T-Shirt Giftsand all of Mary’s projects are included in her new Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts pattern, too!

Watch Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers (Part One) on Sewing With Nancy online.

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Tell us your favorite project to make using re-cycled T-shirts, for a chance to win a copy of the Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts pattern from Mary Mulari. A random winner will be chosen and posted on June 18.

The randomly selected winner of a McCall’s Pattern 7331 by Nancy Zieman from the May 21 blog post is, Juanita Iwamoto.

Her comment is: My closet is filled with different shades of turquoise-from aqua to teal.



Happy Sewing and Quilting,

Team Nancy Zieman

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