Refashioning Tutorial: How to cover up logos on clothes with applique stripes

How to cover up logos on clothes with applique stripes

Refashioning Tutorial: How to cover up logos on clothes with applique stripes

It’s that time of the year again. You know, when your Facebook feed is full of first day of school pictures? Yes, back to school! Where we live, kids up through 5th grade have to wear these hideous smocks, but in the hotter months they’re allowed to wear a white t-shirt. I, of course, find plain white t-shirts terribly boring, so I like to embellish them (like I did with these spiral applique t-shirts and this other ruffled t-shirt).

Refashioning Tutorial: How to cover up logos on clothes with applique stripes

Nicky did one year of private school/day care before he was old enough to start public nursery school last year. These two shirts were part of his school’s summer uniform. They were still in perfectly wearable condition, but I don’t like my kids going around like walking advertisements and in any case I don’t think his current school would appreciate him coming dressed in another school’s shirt. So what did I do?

Refashioning Tutorial: How to cover up logos on clothes with applique stripes

I grabbed a bunch of t-shirt scraps left over from other projects in various shades of blue…

Refashioning Tutorial: How to cover up logos on clothes with applique stripes

…and made some ombre stripes!

Refashioning Tutorial: How to cover up logos on clothes with applique stripes

This could be done in a simpler way than I’ll show you here, but I wanted a perfectly clean effect, without any raw edges sticking out. To do this, I opened up the sleeves to be able to enclose the ends of the stripes. See? You would never say that these shirts hadn’t been made like this in the first place! Would you like to learn how to cover up logos on clothes with applique stripes? Then read on! Read more

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