Hey, friends, it's Katie here to share a fun way to cut up your T-shirts today. Clothing modification is one of my very favorite types of DIY. It's fun to take a simple, plain top and give it a little flair. True, sometimes nothing beats a good, plain tee, but other times you buy multiples of the same top (guilty and guilty), and it's fun to experiment! If you're looking for a twist (hee hee) on the traditional tee, give this a shot!
-T-shirt you don't mind cutting up
-extra jersey fabric
Now, before you do that thing I typically do where I get intimidated right off the bat by a project, let me just say that, yes, this DIY requires a sewing machine… BUT, we're just sewing a straight line here. Beginner level stuff! You can do it!
Step One: Remove the back panel of a T-shirt. Try to cut this as evenly as possible.
Step Two: Fold the edges into the inside of the tee and pin into place. Now let's run this through our sewing machine. Again, make sure your fold is facing the inside of the T-shirt. It's always annoying to accidentally sew something inside out. Repeat on the other side.
Step Four: Carefully sew the twisted strips in place, trying to follow the previous hem line. Remember, your shirt should still be inside out at this point! It's okay if you get a little off the hem line. Jersey is pretty forgiving. Do your best not to stretch the fabric as you go.
This is such a breezy and cool top to wear in the summer months! Now throw on a cute, strappy bra, and enjoy your new shirt! xo. Katie