Guest post: Turning a Plain T shirt into a cardigan

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Thanks to Michelle for passing along this thrifty tip on how to take a plain T shirt and turn it into something wonderful.  She is so talented and I love her ability to think outside the box, and be thrifty!  You can check out more of her ideas at Polka Dots and Pizza.

I got a plain long sleeve boat neck shirt at old navy on clearance for $2.50. I thought for that price, I could come up with something to do with it. I decided to turn it into a cardigan. Here is what I did.

First I started with my plain t.
I folded the front in half so I knew where the middle would be and made a cut with my scissors
Here is what it looks like cut up the front
Then I found this great pre-ruffled trim stuff at jo-anns, so I decided that would be fun to add to one side. On the other side I just cut up a black t-shirt and made it be like bias tape and sewed it all the way on the other side.
Final Product! It’s a fun little shirt. You could add any embellishments you wanted really. Just another fun idea of what to do with an old or cheap t.