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Quick and Inexpensive way to pretty up a t-shirt
I wanted to fancy up a t-shirt with a somewhat vintage feel and created this for $2 using only a pair of scissors - no sewing required!

The first picture is of the bow tied once and the second picture is of the bow tied twice.

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 367 projects »
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  • How to make a bow top. Bows 'N Tulle 20 Minute T Shirt Refashion  - Step 1
    Step 1

    At the neckline, measure and mark 1/2 inch below the binding and cut.

  • How to make a bow top. Bows 'N Tulle 20 Minute T Shirt Refashion  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a piece of paper I folded a long triangle with the base being and inch and 1/2 wide and cut it out. Place up against the bound end of the sleeve with the narrowest part at the top and the widest at the bottom and mark.

  • How to make a bow top. Bows 'N Tulle 20 Minute T Shirt Refashion  - Step 3
    Step 3

    At the neckline, measure 3/4 of an inch down and mark all the way around. Mark the center front and back on the shirt. One inch from each mark will be where you want to start your 2 inch markings.

    From the 3/4 inch mark, measure two inches down and mark all the way around at two inch intervals.

  • How to make a bow top. Bows 'N Tulle 20 Minute T Shirt Refashion  - Step 4
    Step 4

    On the sleeves, starting at the top of the sleeve, also measure 3/4 inch from the edge and mark, then measure two below that mark and mark on the sleeve at two inch intervals.

  • How to make a bow top. Bows 'N Tulle 20 Minute T Shirt Refashion  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make cuts where marked. I found it easiest to fold the fabric in half on the line marked and begin the cut. Repeats all the way around the neckline and on the sleeves.

  • How to make a bow top. Bows 'N Tulle 20 Minute T Shirt Refashion  - Step 6
    Step 6

    For the neckline, I cut a piece approximately 2 1/2 yards of tulle and folded the bottom up 2 inches and the top down two inches and folded the end over and secured with a safety pin to make it easier to thread through the neckline.

  • How to make a bow top. Bows 'N Tulle 20 Minute T Shirt Refashion  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Start threading two cuts below the right hand side on the t-shirt weaving in and out all the way around then tie into a bow. Trim bow to the length you want.

  • How to make a bow top. Bows 'N Tulle 20 Minute T Shirt Refashion  - Step 8
    Step 8

    On the sleeve, start one cut down from the top and thread all the way around, tie a bow and cut ends to the length you want, repeat on the other sleeve.

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