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A couple snips and a plain T shirt is transformed into a super cute vest!
I chose this T shirt because I LOVED the Guns N' Roses picture. However, I pulled a blonde move and brought it in my size, but it was 100% cotton. It shrunk a lot before I even used it.
So I decided to make this vest and have the picture be on the back!

Posted by Taylor Rea Published See Taylor Rea's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Quick And Easy No Sew T Shirt Into Vest! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with the T shirt you want to cut into the vest, and scissors. Any type of shirt is good. Keep in mind that the fabric will curl/roll slightly along the cut parts since its a no-sew project. :)

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Quick And Easy No Sew T Shirt Into Vest! - Step 2
    Step 2

    First step! Cut out the neckline, and two or three inches beyond that to give a loose hang-on-the-shoulders type of fit/feel.

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Quick And Easy No Sew T Shirt Into Vest! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut straight down the middle.

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Quick And Easy No Sew T Shirt Into Vest! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now focus on the sleeves. Cut straight up to the sewed line (but don't cut over it!)

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Quick And Easy No Sew T Shirt Into Vest! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then cut around the sleeve following the sewed line until it is completely off. Repeat for the other sleeve, and it should look like this picture. It should slightly resemble a tank top sleeve or whatever you call that.

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Quick And Easy No Sew T Shirt Into Vest! - Step 6
    Step 6

    OPTIONAL STEP!
    See the square edge a few inches to the right of the sleeve holes? They can pop out when you are wearing your vest to give a very square-y look. If you don't like that, you can grab your scissors and start from the bottom, and cut up and make a gentle slope to the top, so that the bottom flares out but the top is sloped and is not square.

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Quick And Easy No Sew T Shirt Into Vest! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Ta-dah! here is my result. Hope my 'How-To' was understandable :)

  • How to make a vest / waistcoat. Quick And Easy No Sew T Shirt Into Vest! - Step 8
    Step 8

    The back! Yay!

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J.N. Cahill
J.N. Cahill · 4 projects
This was perfect for a shirt that no longer fit me well. Added my results. Thanks for the idea! Happy
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live2create
live2create · Ottawa, Ontario, CA · 13 projects
love it!
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aitken
aitken · Wetzikon, Zurich, CH
superb idea. going to make that with all my small shirts :O)
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Samantha
Samantha · New York, New York, US · 1 project
AWESOME idea <3
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Kitsune
Kitsune · 2 projects
hey, this was awesome to use on a few of my old band tees that i couldn't bear to part with.
thanks!
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Mort
Mort · Hafnarfjordur, IS · 9 projects
Awesome idea!
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