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Just in time for summer!
I have too many t-shirts and not enough bandeaus, and then I had an idea... :)

Yay for more t-shirt reconstructions! I wore a strapless bra under it in the pics, but you can wear it without or sew extra lining/padding.

Posted by Judy from Berkeley, California, United States • Published See Judy's 31 projects »
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  • How to make a bra. Bandeau From T Shirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find an old t-shirt. (This one I had already cut into a tank top) Cut out a rectangle for the front of the bandeau. It should be as wide as the measurement across your chest.

  • How to make a bra. Bandeau From T Shirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out another strip with the same length. You can make this strip thinner if you like; this will form the back of the bandeau. I left the edges raw, but you can hem them if you want a more finished look.

  • How to make a bra. Bandeau From T Shirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out two pieces of elastic slightly shorter than the fabric pieces. The elastic, stretched, should measure the same length as the rectangles.

  • How to make a bra. Bandeau From T Shirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pin the elastic onto the back piece.

  • How to make a bra. Bandeau From T Shirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew the elastic onto the bandeau. This was the first time I used the zigzag stitch on my machine, so that's why it's uneven...

  • How to make a bra. Bandeau From T Shirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the two pieces together, making sure it is inside out.

  • How to make a bra. Bandeau From T Shirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Trim the sides of the bandeau so the front connects to the back smoothly.

  • How to make a bra. Bandeau From T Shirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut another piece of elastic; this one will run vertically down the front.

  • How to make a bra. Bandeau From T Shirt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sew the elastic down the center to make the gather.

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CreativeGirl79
CreativeGirl79 · Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA · 4 projects
Thank u for making this! Looks easy to do! I need to make some for myself!
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PinkandBlackGoth
PinkandBlackGoth · 1 project
That's incredibly cute. Your t -shirt design worked well
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