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Using the concepts of t-shirt weaving, I created this sexy 3 column design on the back of a t-shirt.
In this video, I show you guys how to cut three columns in the back of the t-shirt - two narrow ones on the side and one wide in the middle. You can choose to leave them as horizontal strips, weave all of them, or tie the middle strip into bows!

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  • Step 1

    Here's the full video tutorial! Check out my YouTube channel, Salinabear for more tutorials :)

  • How to cut-up a top. Cut Up T Shirt: 3 Columns On Back With Weaving And Bows - Step 2
    Step 2

    Here's the t-shirt I started with. It's a size small in American Apparel created by Hamburger Disco. The image is a swarm of hamburger bees!

  • How to cut-up a top. Cut Up T Shirt: 3 Columns On Back With Weaving And Bows - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 1: Cut off the neckline to your liking

  • How to cut-up a top. Cut Up T Shirt: 3 Columns On Back With Weaving And Bows - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 2: Plan out how wide you want each column. I cut where the white lines are shown.

  • How to cut-up a top. Cut Up T Shirt: 3 Columns On Back With Weaving And Bows - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step 3: Cut the two narrow columns on each side

  • How to cut-up a top. Cut Up T Shirt: 3 Columns On Back With Weaving And Bows - Step 6
    Step 6

    Step 4: Braid the two narrow columns using this tutorial -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh2uwl1QRf4&feature=share&list=SP9680F0D62BB133EE

  • How to cut-up a top. Cut Up T Shirt: 3 Columns On Back With Weaving And Bows - Step 7
    Step 7

    Step 5: Cut the wide column in the middle

  • How to cut-up a top. Cut Up T Shirt: 3 Columns On Back With Weaving And Bows - Step 8
    Step 8

    Step 6: Your choice to customize the middle column. You could weave it or use another idea but I tied 3 strings together to make a "bow" look. I created strings from the bottom hem that I cut off in the beginning.

  • How to cut-up a top. Cut Up T Shirt: 3 Columns On Back With Weaving And Bows - Step 9
    Step 9

    Step 7: Optional, but I cut off the first four strings to get rid of the logo and create a lower back. I cut where the white lines are shown.

  • How to cut-up a top. Cut Up T Shirt: 3 Columns On Back With Weaving And Bows - Step 10
    Step 10

    Done! Here's the final look!

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Melissa Beth
Melissa Beth · McLean, Virginia, US · 80 projects
Does it make the shirt tighter? Because I have a big shirt I'm looking to shape up.
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Kelly V.
Kelly V. · Ramstein-Miesenbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, DE
Awesome video. Direct and to the point instructions. Well done.
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