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8/27/2011

Tattered Chic Tee Tutorial from 101 Tees By Cathie Filian [Giveaway]

101 Tees from Cathie Filian


Sterling Publishing contacted me and asked if I would like to share one of the tutorials from Cathie Filian's new book, 101 Tees, with you.  Share a tutorial?  Of course!

They sent a couple my way to look at and I loved this tattered chic tee idea:



This would look cute on any tee, but if you have a favorite shirt or a new shirt that mysteriously got a hole, this is a great way to rescue it!  Not to mention a fun way to dress up any inexpensive tee.

After I checked out the tutorials they sent, they offered to give away a book to one of you too!  I checked one out for myself and there are a ton of great ideas.  And even tutorials that you can use for things other than tees, like gathered fabric roses.  


The book has tips and tutorials for all types of techniques.   Sewing, painting, dyeing, appliqu├ęs, embroidery, iron-ons, and more.  A chapter full of ideas for each of them!  There is even a chapter dedicated to tees for boys.  Throw in the free templates in the back of the book and you have over 170 pages of tee shirt goodness.

So, who wants to win a copy?  

Leave a comment on this post telling me if you have ever made a tee for yourself or someone else.  That is all you have to do to be entered to win.

If you would like extra entries, here is how to get them.  (Leave a separate comment for each entry please!)

Head over to Facebook and Like Be Different, Act Normal and Cathie Filian on Facebook.  

Share this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

Contest will run between August 27 and August 31, 2011 (midnight CST) to be entered to win.  A winner will be chosen at random from all entries and contacted on or after 9/1/2011.

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The contest has ended and the winner is

Torrie, please email me your contact info so that we can get your book out to you ASAP!

Thanks to everyone that entered!

51 comments:

Brynn P. said...

I want this book! I have yet to refashion a shirt but really would love to try!

Amie said...

Nope, have never made a tee, but would be interested to try!

sarah. said...

That looks like a fun book. I helped Brownie Girl Scouts make t-shirts with gold & silver glitter paint "necklaces."

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I usually just sew for my little one-- I like to make her things from old tees

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

HouseElf said...

Only have tried making Halloween costumes for the boys, never a t-shirt. Looks like a great book!

Elizabeth said...

I haven't ever refashioned a tee or made one myself but I promise to if I win this book!

Torrie said...

in my mind I've done lots of things-but no, I haven't made a t-shirt. But with this book, it looks like I'd do more than one ;0)

Amy said...

I haven't made a t-shirt but with this book I am sure that would change! Thanks, Amy
Raggedyamy24@aol.com

Amy said...

I follow you on Facebook.
Amy
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debpaint16 said...

I haven't "made" a t-shirt, but I have fabric-painter & cross-stitched ones in the past! It gave me so much joy & satisfaction to create these specially for the person I was making them for!! Would love to win this book, to "rock" some NEW creations for the Holidays!! Thank you for the chance!!
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debpaint16 said...

I am already a long-time FB fan of yours!!!
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debpaint16 said...

Also a long time follower of Cathie's FB page, also!!
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The Miller Five said...

I have never made a tee for myself or anyone else...unless you count tie dye? I'd love to win a copy of the book, so that I could make shirts for my daughters!

Racheal said...

I am just learning how to sew this would be great to get my creative juices flowing. Thanks.

Racheal said...

I like you on FB.

Ami-Beth said...

I have made tees for myself and my nieces... I recently handpainted some disney ones for some friends!
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Ami-Beth said...

I liked Be Different, Act Normal on FB
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Ami-Beth said...

Just Liked Cathie Filian on FB
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LeAnn said...

Ooh, how fun! I once took a white 3/4 sleeve shirt, cut it up the center front, hemmed those edges and then added white ruffles up each side. It's a great little cardigan now and it goes with everything!

Taylor said...

I Love to make onesies but never far made one for myself. I would I've this book!

Taylor
www.itstaylormade.com

CreativeMama said...

I have made few tank tops for my daughter. would love to win this book as i recently got overlocker and itching to sew more knits

Salsa Mama said...

I have made a few tshirts, and have a couple more in the process. Some new ideas would be GREAT! :)

Anonymous said...

In the age 9of upcycling, this book is perfect. I remember years ago taking two if my brother's t-shirts, cutting part of the hem off on one, and a larger part of the hem off of the other, then stitching them together. It made a very cute drop waist cover up. I was so proud!

srbaker said...

I have not actually made a tshirt but I hand embroidered and reversed appliqued tshirts. I love doing things like this for my son! The book looks amazing!

srbaker said...

I liked both you and Cathie Filian on Facebook!

ruthhill74 said...

I have only ever used washable crayons and stencils to create a t-shirt. But I have wanted to embellish a tee, and this sounds great!
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ruthhill74 said...

like you both on facebook
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Em said...

I've never made a tee but these look super cute! :)
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Kristie Manley said...

I've had my eye on this book for awhile now! My daughter is getting into crafts and she loves "being herself" creating new things that makes her happy not what everyone else is wearing. This would be a great book for us to use together!!

Kristie Manley said...

already like Cathie Filian

Anonymous said...

I love Cathie and Steve. I want this book. It is so cool and I have tons of T's I would love to alter.

Kim Vahle said...

I have ton's of T's to alter and I would love this book. Winter is coming and almost time to head to my sewing room. I love Cathie and Steve but can't get there show where I live. Depend on facebook and the web.

Anonymous said...

Way cute tee! Sent this link to my daughter, perfect for Game Day

Monica said...

What a cute idea - I've resized big old tees to fit me, but never done anything this fancy.

Monica said...

Just liked the FB pages - thanks for the chances to win this fun looking book :)

Sandy said...

You always have great ideas. I would love to get a copy of 101 Tees. Please keep writing books...Love them!

Aelysium said...

I have made things out of tshirts, but never actually made a tee. Would love this book so that I could make clothes for my daughter

rickimoo said...

I love to remake tshirts! Put flowers on them, freezer stensils, hand prints, all different kinds of things. So new ideas are always welcome. Love to win.

Julie said...

That sounds like a great book! I want to get started now!

Anonymous said...

I haven't remade a tshirt yet, but I was thinking of adding a crocheted collar to one.

Sara E said...

I've never refashioned a tee yet.

Sara E said...

I follow you on Facebook

Sara E said...

I follow Cathy Fillian on Facebook

Baye said...

I have made a few for the kids when they were very young. I'd love to learn more advanced techniques for working with knits.

Tanya Knight Ruffin said...

I have only made painted t-shirts. I would love to try some of these techniques!

Jennykbe said...

I refreshed some of my t shirts but I will love to learn something new and you have really pretty ones on the cover of the book. =)

Stephanie said...

I just started refashioning tshirts. Between you and Pinterest, I was hooked!

Estee said...

I love shirt refashioning, so much fun!

Kim Kirstiuk said...

I have repurposed old shirts into flowers and necklaces with pins so they can be attached to a pain tshirt and taken off doe laundring. This book has a bunch of great ideas....I'd love to get a copy ;-)

Andrea said...

I've never altered a tee, but I've ALWAYS wanted to. I see so many cute tutorials all over the place.