T-shirts have long been a fashion staple because they are so easy to dress up or down. But in the end, a T-shirt is just a T-shirt, right? It is unless it's an altered T, made with the guidance of Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt by Megan Nicolay. This fun and creative book shows crafty women (and men) how to turn basic new or vintage tees into halter-tops, tanks with braided straps, peasant shirts, miniskirts, teeny bikinis, bags and much more. Using holes, ties, strings and scallops as embellishment, this book takes T-shirts to a whole new level. The designs are easy to follow and many of them can be made without sewing. Those that do require sewing could easily be stitched up with a needle and thread instead of a sewing machine, making this a very approachable DIY book even for those who don't see themselves as crafty. Sarah E. White is the senior editor of the crafting website LovetoKnow Crafts.

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