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Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! Trash-to-Treasure Holiday Shirts Pt. 2

November 19, 2010

As you may recall from our first entry in this series, this year we challenged our fabric.com staffers to create a new holiday shirt using shirts from their stash or from thrift stores.

This week's shirt is incredibly inventive, which is no surprise because it came from our Graphics Elf, Valerie. Val really transformed a plain shirt into something spectacular. It's got whimsy, color, and most importantly - owls! (Owls are very popular right now, and that is especially the case here in our offices, where everyone seems to have owl fever.)


To assemble this crafty creation, Valerie used Angelina Straight Cut Fibers as a base. These little wisps of fiber are fascinating - you can heat set them together to make your own unique plastic fabric!

Once Valerie had created her Angelina sheeting, she positioned it onto the back of her shirt with a layer of organza over it and stipple stitched everything in place.

Next, Valerie created adorable owl appliqu├ęs using scraps of Artisan Batiks and Raja Batiks and fusible web. All the little details are embroidered in place, and the owls have darling button eyes. There's even a sweet little owl waving from a tree on the front of this festive shirt.


Bravo, Valerie, on your intricate and charming masterpiece! You truly took this project to a whole new level!

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Work of art! Gorgeous! I'm very interested in the Angelina fabric.

So amazing! What a work of art!

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