Altered T-shirts

Meg is a darling stay at home mom who loves to create, but on a budget.  Don’t you find that some of the most creative projects come from being on a budget?


Being true to her name, she embellished a t-shirt.   She bought 2 shirts in the same color……..but you could certainly use a different color making this possible with supplies you may already have……….right now!She cut one t-shirt in one long narrow strip.Taking her long strips, she laid them out in the design she wanted, fired up her sewing machine and had a new top before she could say “Ha ha ha, Kim can’t sew,  but I can”.Because she’s so thrifty……..and crafty……….she didn’t blink an eye when her friend gave her this plain ole purse.  She knew with a bit of fabric and her scissors, she could create a darling new accessory for herself.And here’s a full tutorial on how to make these cute fabric flowers.Now here’s a brilliant idea.  I love the way it looks, I love that it we can all make it for only a couple of dollars.  She made her own dry erase boards………but SO much cuter.  Don’t you think?You could use these so many different places.  The mud room, the laundry room, the kitchen, etc…… it.  Go visit Meg and tell how much we love her.

August Winner for the Lisa Leonard Necklace – Debbie Lawrence. Please contact me.   All comments are entered to win a Lisa Leonard Necklace.

OH!  And the Modern Bird Studio’s winner never contacted me……….you know what that means? I’ll have to choose another one.  So leave me a comment here.



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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. says

    Please oh please pick me for the Modern Bird Giveaway! I’ve done about ten of Tea Rose Home’s altered tees, this looks like a fin one to try!

  2. Steph Moon says

    Pretty pretty please pick me! I have this weird thing where I won’t pay for art (because I believe that 9 out of 10 times I can make something I like) but I LOVE Modern Bird Studio and have been totally lusting over a piece from them for awhile now. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. says

    LOVE that AbFab altered T! It got me wondering how hard it might be to sew jeans seams strips like that. They’d be pretty thick, but maybe… hmmmm…..

  4. says

    That T-shirt is so very cute! So is the purse. I love cute creativity like that!

    I hope I win the Modern Bird Studio giveaway! 😉

  5. says

    Love the tshirt. I bought a shirt from Coldwater Creek for $58 using the same method, except there is an embellishment on the back shoulder! Next time I will do it myself. I quickly figured out their method! Nice to see someone else’s interpretation of a wonderful updo of a plain tshirt.

  6. Jamie W says

    Ooh! Thanks a bunch for the picture tutorial on the fabric flowers…been wanting to make those for a while.

    Would love to win the Modern Bird giveaway. I’ve been stalking their giveaways ;0)

  7. says

    love modern bird’s work! count me in! and that shirt idea is awesome! AND when you create a vertical pattern like that, you instantly look skinnier!

  8. Pavaune says

    That t-shirt is super chic! I wonder if me and my crafty self could make it happen…

    Oh, and Modern Bird is a-MAZ-ing! :)

  9. Kristen W says

    You are so talented! I just became a follower of your blog! I would love to win the Modern Bird giveaway! :)

  10. anna p. says

    Cute t-shirt! Very cool idea!
    – I’d love a picture from Modern Bird, we just had a baby and would love a family portrait!

  11. Dannie says

    These canvas’ are gorgeous! I have the perfect picture with our son on my husbands shoulders looking at the water on our 3rd wedding anniversary.

    Thanks for the offer and considering me!

  12. Kendra says

    That shirt is adorable!

    I can’t BELIEVE the winner didn’t claim their Modern Bird piece. So sad for them, but I’m really keeping my fingers and toes crossed!!

  13. Jamaise says

    I love the tee-shirt – clever! And I’d love to be the second lucky winner of Moderne Bird Studio giveaway – I would contact you for sure!!

  14. Katie J. says

    The shirt you made is awesome! Very creative. Unfortunately I don’t have the talent or creativity to make something like that…even with step by step instructions. 😉

    I would love to win the Modern Bird Studios giveaway. Their work is wonderful!

  15. Mary-Frances C. says

    OMG! Please pick me for the Modern Bird Studio giveaway!
    I also love that flower clip! Super cute.

    mommieseatsoggycereal at gmail dot com

  16. says

    Great ideas, how easy to switch something up and make it look so awesome….i am just to lazy!! lol
    I would L-O-V-E to win a Modern Bird piece, they are absolutely talented!
    My son is going to be 11 and I would love to have a picture of him this awesome for his present;}
    Thank you for the opportunity!!

  17. says

    I LOVE the t-shirt – what a great idea! And I’m pretty sure my daughter will be trying those posies as soon as she sees them! Thanks for the ideas… and I love Modern Bird Studios pictures too :)

  18. Abigail @ Skywaitress says

    Oh my goodness that tshirt is so cute. Love it!

    And I would love to win a modern bird piece. Hope this is my lucky entry.

  19. Keri says

    Love the dry erase boards. I think I may make one for a “hubby do list”.
    Also, love modern bird. Excited for a second chance to win!

  20. says

    I love the T-shirt – makes me wish I could sew worth a damn! Guess I have to leave that to the crafty peeps. But I’m good at winning stuff!