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 Three: Now that we've created the new hem, take your extra jersey fabric, and twist and pin in to place. My pieces were about 7" x 3 1/2". Use a tape measure to place the pieces evenly.
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
Credits // Author and Photography: Katie Shelton. Photos edited with Imogen from the Folk Collection and Spring from the Signature Collection.
love this! and I love the pattern you used, its a really great top for summer!
Cool! This will be my next diy project. It’s perfect for the beach. Thanks for sharing!
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I’m really enjoying outfits with some unexpected back detail right now, so this is so timely!! And of course, cute and easy never hurts, either!! 😉
Really simple diy, great results too
This actually looks like something I could do and is so fun! Would be great for a concert outside!
I ‘inherited’ (stole from a friend who was throwing it away) a really cute tshirt from a friend which I didnt realise had huge gaps down the sides under the sleeves. This is so pretty I might might have to try it on each side to save the top. Thank you for the inspiration Forever Rebecca
What a great idea of re-newed an old T-shirt! I´ll show it to my colleage, she must like it.
That looks amazing, I like it a lot!
I just put it in my sewing classes list! Loved it!
I see a new trend coming! Love this idea, Katie 🙂 I have a little girl that loves fashion and I know she’d want to make this herself.
So cute x>
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thanks for the diy! i love the grey with the blue stripes
Definitely doing this on all my old t-shirts that need some beautification!
It looks amazing! I want to give it a try!
This look great!!
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This is great and really simple! I may actually give it a go at some point, thanks for sharing this idea.
So adorable! I love this!
Awesome idea! Love how it turned out 🙂
so cute + simple!