T-shirt Canvas

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About: I love to make anything and everything and I will give anything a go.

I made this T-shirt a long time ago with some of my favourite lyrics on. Now the T-shirt is to small I did not want to just throw it away I wanted to treasure it. I thought the best way to do this would be to turn it into a beautiful canvas.

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Step 1: Canvases

I bought 4 small canvases on sale. This left me with the problem that one canvas was to small to fit all the text on this meant I needed to attach 2 canvases together.

Step 2: Screwing the Canvases Together

To attach them together two metal brackets were used. I marked out where the screws should go. Some small holes were then made and screws were screwed into the holes to hold it all together.

Step 3: Cut the T-shirt

Next the T-shirt was cut out to fit around the frame. Making sure to leave plenty of fabric on all sides so that it would be easy to staple on.

Step 4: Staples

Then the T-shirt was stapled onto the canvas using a staple gun. The gun was slightly broken and fired two staples at once but it worked the same. The corners were folded in and then stapled so that it looks neat. Also the exes material was trimmed once it was stapled into position.

Step 5: The Hook

The original plan was to use eyelets to hand it up with. However I couldn't find any at home so I used these holes instead. Again they were screwed on with a screwdriver. String was also tied in between the two holes so the canvas can be hung up.

Step 6: Duct Tape

Finally the inside was taped with duct tape so that none of the material fell out of the sides.

Step 7: Hang It With Pride

Now you can hang it up for all to see and enjoy. :)

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    Irockatlife2005

    2 months ago

    Thank you for this idea now I can look at my old rammstein tank top that shrunk any time. :)

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    Rovden

    3 years ago

    Is there an advantage to using a canvas other than it's premade, or would just a wooden frame do?

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    IndubitablySamRovden

    Reply 3 years ago

    Yes you can use a wooden frame and it would work exactly the same. The canvas just provides more support :)