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Old and boring tees are definitely NOT in season right now.
Slashed tees seems to be really in season right now...

look here:
http://www.stylehive.com/bookmark/slashed-top-860236

and so... i decided to slash one of my plain, old, boring black tee.

Posted by gwenstella from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See gwenstella's 41 projects »
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  • How to cut-up a top. Slash Your Old Tee Into A New One! - Step 1
    Step 1

    The most important step! Choose your tee very carefully! 100% cotton tees will definitely NOT work as they tend to fray after cutting.

    Do try to experiment with the excess fabric at the hem area to see if the fabric fray after cutting.

    Usually the stretchy tees are the ones that don't fray after cutting.

  • How to cut-up a top. Slash Your Old Tee Into A New One! - Step 2
    Step 2

    After deciding on the tee, it's time to start drawing the lines for cutting!

    Fold the tee into half by aligning the hem by the side together. Align the front and back of the tee well and then pin them in place.

  • How to cut-up a top. Slash Your Old Tee Into A New One! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start drawing the lines! I used washable fabric carbon paper and a roller. Fabric chalk is tricky to use on stretchy material.

    You an decide on the length and width of the cut that you want. For my tee, I did 15 slits at the back, with each slit measuring 4.25 inches long (8.5 in when you unfold the tee), with the spacing of 1 inch for each slit.

    Use a SHARP pair of scissors to make clean and straight slits!

    Halve ALL the slits again!!! So in the end you get 30 slits in total.

  • Step 4

    Repeat for the front of the tee!

    Due to the scoop neck design of the tee, I only made 13 x 2 slits for the front of the tee.

  • How to cut-up a top. Slash Your Old Tee Into A New One! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Last but not least, make 4 slits on the sleeves as well! (If you are using a tee with sleeves)

  • How to cut-up a top. Slash Your Old Tee Into A New One! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pair your brand new tee with a contrasting tee inside and show it to the rest of the world!

    (^_^)v

  • Step 7

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Mellie C.
Mellie C.
Great tutorial!
I managed to slash my 100% cotton shirt successfully, it can be done. After drawing on the lines, I went over them with Fray Block on the inside (clear nail polish would also work). That way, when I cut it up it didn't fray at all even though I did a pretty thorough job on it. Happy
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Mellie C.
Mellie C.
Great tutorial!
I managed to slash my 100% cotton shirt successfully, it can be done. After drawing on the lines, I went over them with Fray Block on the inside (clear nail polish would also work). That way, when I cut it up it didn't fray at all even though I did a pretty thorough job on it. Happy
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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
thats really cute
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