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A new summer tube top in your wardrobe this summer? I think so.
I didn't have to buy a single thing for this project. The only thing that was tricky was sewing the elastic on-- my sewing machine is broken :(

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  • How to make a strapless top. Summer T Shirt Reconstruction! - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, find a uniquely shaped object to dip in diluted bleach. Splatter, rub, and stamp on your T-shirt in different patterns with the bleach.

  • How to make a strapless top. Summer T Shirt Reconstruction! - Step 2
    Step 2

    While it's drying gather up old bracelets, necklaces, and beads.

  • How to make a strapless top. Summer T Shirt Reconstruction! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once it's dry cut across the top of the shirt, right below the armhole.

  • How to make a strapless top. Summer T Shirt Reconstruction! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn the shirt inside out, and use a tape measurer to find the middle and mark it with a pen or fabric chalk. (This is at the top of the shirt on the front)

  • How to make a strapless top. Summer T Shirt Reconstruction! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew the elastic on where you made the mark. (Make sure to pull the elastic tight while sewing)
    For me, this entire T-shirt was recycled because I cut out elastic from one of my other clothes to use for this. $$$ saver

  • How to make a strapless top. Summer T Shirt Reconstruction! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take a different material, I just used a different T-shirt, and measure from your neck to your cleavage.
    Cut this strip of material thin enough to go through the eye the needle. Cut 2 of these strips.

  • Step 7

    Sew the 2 strips onto the top of the elastic.

  • How to make a strapless top. Summer T Shirt Reconstruction! - Step 8
    Step 8

    Thread the beads onto the material. Both sides should be in the same bead order for prettiest results :)

  • How to make a strapless top. Summer T Shirt Reconstruction! - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut another 2 strips of material (thicker) and tie them onto the ends of the beads.

  • How to make a strapless top. Summer T Shirt Reconstruction! - Step 10
    Step 10

    Your done! Adjustments can be made to the back if it is feeling too loose.

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elma.deleon1
elma.deleon1 · Manila, Metro Manila, PH
I LOVE IT..
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elma.deleon1
elma.deleon1 · Manila, Metro Manila, PH
I LOVE IT..
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bathtub (;
bathtub (; · El Paso, Texas, US · 9 projects
i love your bleaching technique!!! thank you so much!
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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
Very creative!! I salvage elastic from other things too. It does save $$
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Ashton P.
Ashton P. · San Antonio, Texas, US · 10 projects
this is super cute! i'm gonna greatly consider making somethin like it >:3
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prettiep
prettiep · 6 projects
Thanks Libby! Happy
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Libby W.
Libby W. · Whitehaven, England, GB · 86 projects
Wow! That really looks fab!
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