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Boring T-shirt to T-sexy

This is a project from 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special by Faith Blakeney. If you want to re-design a boring t-shirt this is a great way to do it.


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  1. How to make a lace-up top. Cut T Shirt - Step 1 1

    Lay out t-shirt flat. Cut along the bottom edge of the shirt so that it is rounded out at the edges (in the book this is called a hipster style).

    Also, cut the neck out of the shirt starting about 1 and a half inches from the shoulder seam. (See this photo for an example of what the top and bottom look like).

  2. 2

    Flip the shirt over. Cut out a square out of the back of the shirt starting just below your shoulder blades. With square you cut out of the t-shirt cut into swirl starting on the edge and working your way into the middle of the shirt. It will end up as a long t-shirt string.

  3. 3

    Cut 4 slits on the sides of the cut out square on the back of the shirt. Take the t-shirt string and thread through holes on the sides of shirt, tie at the bottom. And, then you have your new sexy shirt :)

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Kathryn S.
Kathryn S.

I love this idea! This would be a really cute concert shirt alone, or an everyday shirt with something under it. Thanks!

accaskey · Macon, Georgia, US

thanks much..needed shirt for concert and wanted to use the bands shirt but wanted tattoos to show and this worked perfect..

*Witchy Rachie*
*Witchy Rachie* · Holon, IL · 70 projects

This is HOTT! Omg, so jealous. ;)

Kathleen H.
Kathleen H. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US

Do you find this works better with a snugger fitting t-shirt rather than a very loose fitting one? Yours looks great and I notice it fits snuggly. I'm so excited to try this!!!

Kathleen H.
Kathleen H. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US

Too coooool! Thanks for posting. I'll be trying this one even though I'm too old to wear it myself. I'll make one for my daughter-in-law who will look fabulous in it, for sure!

Scrabulous Mcfee
Scrabulous Mcfee · Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA · 1 project



please please i need help. how do you do the part where like its all tied up. i need more details lol. maby you can post pictures of each step? that would help a ton

Kari R.
Kari R.

I tried this on an ugly old Curves jersey so I could wear it to a Zombie Walk but the recon went so well I feel in love with the shirt! I had to make another for the walk! Thanks so much!

Roxanne M.
Roxanne M. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 27 projects

OMG so cute!! imma upload my verion later Happy

ɐɯlɐ! · 1 project

t-shirt to t-sexy.
ahaa; i love this.

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