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Make your own vintage-chic cut-outT-shirt

This shirt requires no sewing, and you can still make an amazing-looking Tshirt with just a little bit of cutting skills!
And I was inspired by the book 'T Generation: 108 ways to transform a T-shirt' by Megan Nicolay


Extract from

Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt by Megan Nicolay

Published by Workman

Make it yours. This inspirational guide with DIY attitude has everything you need to know about the world’s great T-shirt: how to cut it, sew it, deconstruct it, reconstruct it, and best of all, transform it. • Features more than 100 projects (plus 200 variations) for customized tees, tank tops, tube tops, T-skirts—even handbags, a patchwork blanket, iPod cozies, leg warmers, and more. • Not a DIY expert? Not to worry. More than one third of the projects are no sew, meaning anyone who can wield a pair of scissors can put a personal stamp on her wardrobe. But the sewing basics are here too: backstitch and whipstitch, gather and ruche, appliqué and drawstrings. • And the mission statement for Generation T: Ask not what your T-shirt can do for you; ask what you can do for your T-shirt. And then Do-It-Yourself!

© 2014 Megan Nicolay / Workman · Reproduced with permission.


  1. How to cut-up a top. Make Your Own 'Hole Y' T Shirt! - Step 1 1

    Get an old,ragged(plain colored) T-shirt that you don't wanna wear anymore

  2. How to cut-up a top. Make Your Own 'Hole Y' T Shirt! - Step 2 2

    Using a pair of scissors(fabric scissors work better), start making slits or holes, (in the shapes of almonds preferrably)

  3. How to cut-up a top. Make Your Own 'Hole Y' T Shirt! - Step 3 3

    Use the ruler as a guideline if you would wish to and a tailor's chalk(or HB pencils) for drawing guidelines for the holes.
    Make as many slits/holes as you want, all over the shirt

  4. How to cut-up a top. Make Your Own 'Hole Y' T Shirt! - Step 4 4

    Ta-Da! There you go! You got your own cut-out T-shirt! Don't forget to be nice&gentle when handling&washing them(hand wash's recommended)

  5. How to cut-up a top. Make Your Own 'Hole Y' T Shirt! - Step 5 5

    Styling tips: It looks even trashier& vintage when it's paired with skinnny jeans and layering this T-shirt with another T-shirt that is in different color works well as well.

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