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About this project
Published

Time
Time:0h30
Difficulty
Pretty Easy

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Omaha, Nebraska, US
2010
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Easy Multi-Optional Vest

Every guy has tons of these under-shirts laying around, so steal one from your boyfriend/dad/brother whomever, they won't notice and make this cute vest!


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Instructions

  1. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 1 1

    Begin with a men's L or XL t-shirt of your choice.

  2. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 2 2

    Cut the sleeves off of your shirt. If you are going to be doing the sewing part of this project keep your sleeves for later.

  3. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 3 3

    Cut the excess hang off of your shirt.

  4. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 4 4

    Cut the back of your shirt into a racer back

  5. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 5 5

    Remove the collar of your t-shirt. If your t-shirt isn't a v-neck like mine is cut yours into a v-neck.

  6. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 6 6

    Cut your shirt down the center.

  7. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 7 7

    This is probably the most complicated part of this project. Start at the bottom of the front of your vest were you cut in half. Cut above the hem of your shirt and remove the hem cutting your vest in a curve so that it is shorter in the back than it is in the front.

    If you are not sewing this project then you are so done and can rock your shirt as is. But if you want to jazz your vest up then continue below.

  8. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 8 8

    (optional) Take your sleeves from before and get ready to cut them into pockets. I basically just folded mine in half and cut them into the desired shape. It's important for you to keep the hem in-tact though.




  9. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 9 9

    This is the shape I went with for mine. You can do whatever shape you like.

  10. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 10 10

    Carefully cut two little slits through the top layer of your hem where the little lines are.

  11. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 11 11

    Using a safety pin run ribbon through the ends of your pocket hem and out the little center slits.

  12. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 12 12

    Pin your pockets to your vest being sure to turn the edges under so that you have a clean line. Sew your pockets on.

  13. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 13 13

    Tighten and tie your ribbons. Your pockets should look something like this.

  14. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 14 14

    (optional) To add a little edge to your vest, sew a zipper down the center back.

  15. How to make a vest / waistcoat. T Shirt Vest - Step 15 15

    (optional) I chose to sew lace down the back of mine.

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