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Just unzip to show the secret rainbow super hero in you!
It's summer vacation, so I'm bored out of my mind. I decided I didn't have enough cool shirts, so I made this one.

And I even made a how to, too! So you all can make it as well, because there's a Rainbow Superhero in all of us :D!

Btw, sorry if there are any weird spelling mistakes. I'm Dutch and 'to sew' is a really weird verb.

Posted by Nathan from Nederland, Colorado, United States • Published See Nathan 's 10 projects »
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  • How to sew a zippered top. Zipper Rainbow T Shirt Recon - Step 1
    Step 1

    Decide where you want your zipper to go on your shirt. Then mark a line under the zipper.

  • How to sew a zippered top. Zipper Rainbow T Shirt Recon - Step 2
    Step 2

    Carefully cut along the line you've just drawn. Make sure you don't cut through the back of the shirt.

  • How to sew a zippered top. Zipper Rainbow T Shirt Recon - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the zipper inside the shirt under the opening. Fold the edges of the opening and pin them to the zipper. You don't have to do the top and bottom just yet, because those are difficult and you won't need to sew those yet.

  • How to sew a zippered top. Zipper Rainbow T Shirt Recon - Step 4
    Step 4

    I had some trouble with the top and bottom. I decided to cut a little further than the zipper goes and the make two cuts to the side so I could easily fold the edges. I later sewed those edges onto the rainbow fabric.

  • Step 5

    Now sow the zipper on. If you're sewing it with a sewingmachine, I suggest using a zipperfoot.

  • Step 6

    Now get your strip of fabric. Make sure it's about 3-4 inches longer than your zipper. I only added 2 inches for seam allowence on mine, but that wasn't enough, because I accidently streched the shirt a little bit when sewing, so I didn't have enough left over at the bottom to make a nice hem.

  • How to sew a zippered top. Zipper Rainbow T Shirt Recon - Step 7
    Step 7

    Turn your shirt inside out and pin the strip on your shirt, including a nice double folded hem. In the picture I also pinned the top and the bottom already, but don't do that, because of what I explained in step 6.

  • Step 8

    Now sow the strip on. I handsewed the top and bottom, because they're tricky.

  • How to sew a zippered top. Zipper Rainbow T Shirt Recon - Step 9
    Step 9

    And there you go. A super cool zipper, rainbow shirt.

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PJ F.
PJ F. · Fort Valley, Virginia, US
Nice tutorial. Thanks for posting!
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Bailey N.
Bailey N.
YOU, are my new best friend. Happy
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Bailey N.
Bailey N.
YOU, are my new best friend. Happy
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Roslast
Roslast · Cincinnati, Ohio, US · 5 projects
awwwwwesome c:
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RainbowIce
RainbowIce · Chicago, Illinois, US · 38 projects
This is sooo pretty =]
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Marjolein
Marjolein
Wow, wat een leuk ideeee! Door deze site wil ik echt leren naaien!
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SaucyNinja
SaucyNinja · Round Lake Beach, Illinois, US · 6 projects
This is SO EPIC! I really wish I had a zipper so I could make this! I'll have to make a trip to Jo-Ann fabrics.
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Rachel J.
Rachel J. · Ellensburg, Washington, US · 3 projects
I used a piece of an old sequin tank top instead of rainbow. Love the idea though Happy thank you for sharing!
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Sarania
Sarania · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 15 projects
This is so clever and it looks awesome. I am making this right now!!
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Create&Destroy
Create&Destroy · Chicago, Illinois, US · 2 projects
Hey, awesome, dude! =P
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