It’s no secret that I am a bit of a cheapskate. So when I decided that I wanted a new t-shirt with a camera on it for my photography job this summer, I scourged the internet for the most inexpensive shirt I could find. I found an adorable shirt for only $10 and was ready to check-out of the online store when an idea came to me.
Last year I ordered a camera shirt for the summer. When the shirt came in the mail, it was the wrong size. The store sent a replacement and offered to let me keep both shirts. Since then, the incorrectly sized shirt has been sitting in my craft drawer.
Using a Goodwill t-shirt, the too-large shirt in my craft drawer, and some acrylic paint, I recreated the online $10 steal for less than $4. A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Ill-fitting graphic tee
- Properly fitting plain tee
- Acrylic Paint
- Cut out the image of the ill-fitting tee.
- Pin the image onto the shirt that fits.
- Use a zig-zag stitck to sew the image onto the shirt.
- Place cardboard inside the shirt so that it separates the two layers of material.
- (The next two steps are optional)
- Use acrylic paint to decorate the shirt.
- Let dry.