The Shirt off his Back provides crafters with the ultimate thrifty, creative project. What happens to men’s shirts when they are no longer worn? This book puts them to excellent use and shows how, with a little imagination, it’s easy to transform them into beautiful, useful objects -– from bunting to bags, doorstops to duvet covers, cushions to chairs and much more.
Successful blogger and craft expert Juliet Bawden reveals how to re-invent men’s shirts to make an array of charming, pretty and functional projects -including things to wear, accessories, toys and a host of ideas for your home.
Charity shops are always brimming with men’s shirts in a wonderful array of styles, patterns and colours. Whether you’re on the hunt for stripes, checks, florals, retro prints or plain brights or pastels, you’ll have little problem sourcing inexpensive, good quality material with which to create fabulously stylish items.
Each project is beautifully photographed and features clear instructions as well as either painted illustrations or step-by-step photos. Juliet Bawden’s book caters for the absolute beginner and the veteran of creative recycling alike: you’ll be surprised and inspired by how many inventive ways there are to utilise every part of your shirt – from the smallest button to its sleeves, collars and cuffs.