Introduction: Recycle Old Punk T-shirts Into New Clothes
I had several old tees from various punk bands I followed in high school that have shrunk while I have grown (rounder). I did not want to dust furniture with my youth, so I recycled the logos to sew onto some discount sweat shirts. I plan to pass these onto my niece since she is listening to all the bands I did. I did all the sewing by hand and was done in less than an hour.
Step 1: The Canvas
Find a cheap sweat shirt, or use one you already have.
Step 2: Chop Up the Donor
This was the gut wrenching part. I hated to cut up this shirt, it had served me through many nights, I even used it to stop my forehead from bleeding when I got elbowed at a show. Anyway, just cut out the picture, symbol, what have you. Do not try to cut this perfectly straight since you will fold it under when you sew it.
Step 3: Take the Pins Out of Your Face and Start Sewing
Lay out the cut piece on the sweat shirt. Do not be worried if it is not perfectly straight, this is punk. Fold the edges under and starting with one corner and pin to the sweat shirt. I am right handed so I start sewing at the bottom right hand side and go counter clockwise. So, the heads of all of my pins should point to the right. As you can see, I had to re pin some of this before sewing. If you use a machine, this will not matter.
Step 4: Final Product
The finished product is not perfect, but the spirit of the shirt lives on! Jello Rules!
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