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no-sew spine cut style vest

This is a great way to customize your clothes that are too big, too small, discoloured or just damn right horrible to create something unique.

I know this has been done many times before, but I really liked how this one came out and I thought I should share it with you :)

Lets go!

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  1. How to cut-up a top. Spine Cut Vest   No Sew - Step 1 1

    So to start, take a old/new top and fold it in half on a flat surface.

    I choose a t-shirt that was far too big and sliced off the sleeves :)

    Next you want to take a sharp pair of scissors and carefully cut straight even lines. You can mark this out first if that would help you...

  2. How to cut-up a top. Spine Cut Vest   No Sew - Step 2 2

    Once you have completed all the cuts in the design that you want, unfold the shirt onto a flat surface again and you will notice that you will have something like this...there is no wrong way! :)

  3. How to cut-up a top. Spine Cut Vest   No Sew - Step 3 3

    Next you want to take each opening, one at a time, and gently stretch the material.

    This will cause the fabric to roll creating strings!

  4. How to cut-up a top. Spine Cut Vest   No Sew - Step 4 4

    After you have stretched the fabric, it should look something along the lines of this... :)

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  5. How to cut-up a top. Spine Cut Vest   No Sew - Step 5 5

    Now this is the tricky part, or some would say.

    Always taking the SECOND string, loop the string over the one below and continue all the way to the bottom, as if you were descending a staircase!

    This will create a nice neat trim at the edges :) These steps are optional!

  6. How to cut-up a top. Spine Cut Vest   No Sew - Step 6 6

    After you have weaved to your desire, (a few more would also look nice) that's it!

    :)

    Nice quick and easy none sewing tutorial to create an awesome spine cut vest!

    Enjoy.

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