What to do with all those t-shirts…the ones that we ran 5-10 and even 21K to get? Or the favorite t-shirts that are kids wore when they were just little toddlers? My answer for you is a t-shirt blanket. My first blanket I made for my 22 year old son as a gift. I literally started saving t-shirts when he was a tiny little boy! My goal had been to give it to him as a gift on his 18th birthday, well it took just a tad bit longer! But nonetheless, the kid is happy and since I had such a good time sewing the first blanket, I thought to make one for myself.
Step one was to get a piece of plexiglass and have it cut to the size I wanted. My wish was 12inches x 12inches, ended up 11.5 inches x 11.5 inches, which is okay too! I bought the Plexiglass at Obi
Step 2 was to pick out which t-shirts to use and then to cut them all out. I cut through the entire t-shirt so as to be able to use the back piece also.
The next step was to make the layout-figure out in which sequence the t-shirt panels should be sewn together.
I have now three rows ready to be sewn together. Since I am lucky enough to have a serger, I used my W6 Serger to sew the panels together. Just a note, a regular sewing machine will work just as well.
Be sure to stop by soon again to see the next phase!