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Perfect for men's t's, concert tops or anything that you want to make look more feminine
What to do with all your boyfriends T's that he's passed on to you? Make them into something cute of course :D A Super easy tutorial to make a fitted halter top

Posted by Emmyann07 from Sacramento, California, United States • Published See Emmyann07's 47 projects »
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  • How to sew a t-shirt halter top. Men's T Shirt Into Cute Halter Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the Shirt:
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    -Wash and iron shirt
    -Lay out flat on a hard surface
    -Use rotary cutter or fabric scissors to cut shirt following pink lines
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    - On the back side only cut straight under shirt sleeves
    - On the front side angle cut from bottom of sleeves up to shirt collar
    -Cut straight under shirt collar
    - Put scraps aside

  • How to sew a t-shirt halter top. Men's T Shirt Into Cute Halter Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turning Shirt:
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    -Shirt should now look like this picture
    - Turn Shirt inside out to hem

  • How to sew a t-shirt halter top. Men's T Shirt Into Cute Halter Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Hemming the Top:

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    - With the shirt inside out roll a 1/4" hem around entire raw edge EXCEPT for the top neckline, pin in place

    - Fold neckline over 1/4", iron and then fold an 1" over, pin in place to create a "pocket" hem. This will hold the neck tie.

    - Sew hem in place, I recommend using a longer stitch and a looser tension in order to sew the t-shirt fabric

  • How to sew a t-shirt halter top. Men's T Shirt Into Cute Halter Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Folding the Pleats:

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    - Turn shirt right side out
    - Fold 1" pleats along back of the shirt. iron and pin in place
    - Do as many or as few pleats as you need to make the shirt fit snug around your frame
    - I usually do around 5 pleats

  • How to sew a t-shirt halter top. Men's T Shirt Into Cute Halter Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sewing Pleats:

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    - Once pleats are pinned in place sew over entire length of the pleats making sure to back stitch on either side
    - For extra security sew twice 1/8" apart

  • How to sew a t-shirt halter top. Men's T Shirt Into Cute Halter Top - Step 6
    Step 6

    Completing your top:

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    - Use scraps ( I recommend the back section) and cut 1-2" wide strip(s) long enough to tie comfortably around your neck
    - Pull strips on both ends in order to roll edges in and extend the length of the tie
    - Pull tie through neckline pocket hem and scrunch
    - Try on top and enjoy :)

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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
I learned how to make almost the exact same thing in a Generation T. book (just the back was different). Happy I love these shirts (i have about 8 in my closet lol)
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Emmyann07
Emmyann07 · Sacramento, California, US · 49 projects
thanks Happy
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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
super cute!
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