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Red Valentino knockoff bow on the back
All you need is a t-shirt, half yard of mesh fabric, and some ribbon or scrap fabric for the bow.
It's easy enough that can be hand sewn or machine sewn.

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  • How to make a bow top. 20 Minutes  T Shirt Revamp - Step 1
    Step 1

    * cut the back of the t-shirt in the middle, leaving about 3" at the top uncut
    * round the edges (optional, the original doesn't have round edges)

  • How to make a bow top. 20 Minutes  T Shirt Revamp - Step 2
    Step 2

    * cut a piece of black mesh in a sort of triangular shape with a round base (the two extra parts sticking out at the bottom won't be necessary if you don't round the edges)
    * place the mesh inside the shirt and pin the sides onto the side of the cut
    * trim the excess mesh underneath
    * make a bow and pin it with a safety pin (so you can easily remove it to wash your shirt)

  • How to make a bow top. 20 Minutes  T Shirt Revamp - Step 3
    Step 3

    ... and there it is :) side by side with the expensive original!
    This is my most "famous" project on my blog with about 300,000 views!
    I sewed with a straight stitch with my sewing machine, the secret is all into finding the right tension, so I suggest to make some trials with the mesh on a scrap piece of t-shirt fabric! ENJOY xox, d.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Hey, I've just seen it featured on this website. Did you know about it?
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/bow-shirt-by-inspiration-and-realisation
Donatella M.
Donatella M. · 8 projects
yes, I saw it! thank you!!! d.
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Ok, just checking Happy xx
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Emily
Emily · Naples, Florida, US · 132 projects
How easy and adorable!
Donatella M.
Donatella M. · 8 projects
Happy thank you!!
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Jolanda
Jolanda · Nederland, Colorado, US · 54 projects
Oehw i wanne make this for my sister
Donatella M.
Donatella M. · 8 projects
go for it!!! d.
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Wow, that looks so effective! You did a great job on it ^^
Donatella M.
Donatella M. · 8 projects
thanks !!!
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