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Tease: Inspired T-shirt Transformations by Superstars of Art, Craft, & Design Paperback – April 4, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade (April 4, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399532161
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399532160
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #841,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sarah Sockit is a Brooklyn, NY, based writer and book packager. She has created and produced projects including You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening (Fireside; 2005) and Vinnie's Cramp-Kicking Remedies (Chronicle; 2004).

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Definitely not a dumb, waste of time craft book.
Ugly Beat
If you're looking for endless inspiration on what to do with those t-shirts that you just can't part with, this is THE book you NEED!!
Lia DiCaro
A lot of them are very simple, and don't require a sewing machine or previous knowledge of sewing.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By MBR on May 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
After seeing so many cute yet expesive tees, I decided to start making my own. I reviewed many of the t-shirt reconstruction books and found most of the ideas too young and too impractical - many of them will make you look like you just attacked a t-shirt with a pair of scissors. I think the reason this one works is the divesity of the artists featured (Debbie Stoller, Jenny Hart, Leah Kramer, Julie Jackson, Sarah Neuburger, among many others) - these are really crafting celebrities in my book. This book has not only given me what I was looking for - ideas for t-shirt projects I really want to make and wear - but it has introduced me to many other artists I look forward to being inspired by.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jenifer on April 4, 2006
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I saw a copy today, and have to say, the projects are much more inventive and interesting than what I have seen in typical craft books (in addition to clothing, there are bags, a lampshade and more), and are things I would actually want to make, like Karly Hand's perpetual deconstruction snap shirt. Also, there are many craft techniques used (which is refreshing), and cover a range of skill level (from easy to challenging). 55 really cool inventive designers. Also I really like the layout and format. Big fan of Sarah Sockitt. Am definitely buying this book!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Ugly Beat on May 20, 2006
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I bought 3 books on reconstructing T's with a gift certificate, and I gotta say this is the best. VERY clever ideas and useful projects you can make that don't look like you took a weedwacker to your clothes. Plus some non-clothes ideas like a t-shirt bag that are cool (though I probably won't make!). I really like the snap tape tee that you can snap flowers and other embellishments onto...very classy looking and boutique-y! Definitely not a dumb, waste of time craft book.
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49 of 58 people found the following review helpful By retroredux VINE VOICE on July 6, 2006
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I bought this book, Rip It, and Generation T together. Generation T is the best of the three, this book is so-so and Rip it is totally skipworthy:(

I'd say about half this projects in this book are attention getting-sadly the other half are the same old same old.

Like placemats, or a rug that you need to buy SIX XXL t shirts to make?, a necklace made of fabric covered ping pong balls?, and several T shirts with a bit of embroidery or applique and THAT'S supposed to be inspired by top designers?

There are a couple of fairly good projects that would justify the $10 here on Amazon-but if money is tight, then I'd say skip it and get Generation T instead.

3 stars...
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Lovelyplayfellow on October 31, 2006
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This has a nicely varied assortment of projects, not just wearables, but it is nothing too fantastic-- car lot pennants? Placemats? They may be celebrities, but they arent doing any mind-blowing design. Another problem with this book is that some of the projects require a wide-spread crafting knowledge (screenprinting and crochet) and the supplies for those things (screen and ink, squeegee, etc) which could get a little spendy. the wearables are not that cute or inspired (applying rows of snaps, embroidering on the shoulder? children could have come up with this stuff. check it out at the library first. This wasnt at all what I was looking for, but it might inspire you. It did have great photos.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Egirl on July 25, 2006
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I wasn't even shopping for a T-shirt reconstruction book at the bookstore last night. In fact, I didn't expect to be interested in this book because when I browsed through Generation T before, the projects didn't seem all that compelling to me. However, with every page-turn, I saw a different project in Tease that I would love to try. Some of the ideas were completely new to me; some offered ways to execute ideas I've been chewing on for a while; some seemed pretty standard but still helpful in their instructions. I love the different ideas for lining cuffs and collars, and one of the shirts I hope to do soon is the one with the crocheted bits, not to mention the T-shirt button-down and some of the totes and the Marilyn shirt for some easy, fast gratification. I bought the book and stayed awake thinking of the projects I would work on the next day if I didn't have to go to work. I can't wait to begin breathing new life into my old T-shirts and plundering Good Will for more project Ts.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Bartlett on July 21, 2006
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This book is completely worth the money. I am always looking for fun ideas to try out (on clothes, furniture, accessories, etc). This books is full of them. Yeah, sure, there are a couple of duds but the good ideas are REALLY GOOD IDEAS and they make the book an invaluable resource for DIY projects. I especially like the FLOWER CUT OUT TEE, the BOYFRIEND TEE, and the GARDENING APRON. But this book isn't just about turning t-shirts into t-shirts. There's a great variety of things to make out of all those oversized or too-tiny shirts you just can't bear to give up. BUY IT and you won't be disappointed. I'd lend you mine but I'm using it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lia DiCaro on September 12, 2006
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I was surprised to find so many t-shirt books to choose from so I took a plunge and actually ordered three of them. TEASE was by far the most practical and inspiring book of them all. The best part about it is that it not only gives you ideas on how to turn your t-shirts into other types of shirts, but it has projects for turning t's into bags (my favorite idea!), skirts, scarves, even seat cushions! I was amazed to find one scarf project that actually has you cut a shirt into thin strips and then knit them into a very cool and original scarf. I would have never thought of that! There are also much simpler projects, like a tote bag project that I finished in under an hour. The fact that the projects come from an assortment of amazing crafters from all over the country means that there are dozens of different styles and tastes represented, from classic and simple to slighty over-the-top (if you're in the mood for that sort of thing...). If you're looking for endless inspiration on what to do with those t-shirts that you just can't part with, this is THE book you NEED!!
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