Easy Sew T-shirt Transformation

Do you have an old t-shirt that you love, but are tired of the same old “t-shirt look”? Try transforming it into something new that can be worn again and again! Here’s an easy tutorial to do just that-take a look at the before and after:

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First we will start by making a few cuts. This was the scariest part for me because this t-shirt was one of my favorites and I was afraid of ruining it. Trust me that these cuts are easy and will work!

1. First, cut the sleeves off. Next, cut a horizontal line right under the collar. I used a ruler and chalk to mark the line before I cut.

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2. Cut the bottom seam of the shirt off. This will give you a loop of fabric. This fabric can be discarded. Cut another strip above this 1/2 inch wide. This strip will be the string that is threaded at the top of the shirt. You can set this aside for a while-it will be used later.

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3. Fold the top front of the shirt down 1″ (towards the inside) and pin. Do the same to the top of the back of the shirt (still to the inside).

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4. Sew both the front and the back on a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Remember to back stick at the beginning and end to lock in the stitches!

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5. Trim the excess fabric of your sewed edges.

6. Take the 1/2 inch ribbon and cut the strip so your loop becomes one long cord. Hook a safety pin on one end of the cord. Thread this through the small opening that you just sewed. Start at the front panel and look around to the back.

 

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7. Tie the cord in a bow or sew in place–then you are done!! What do you think of this easy t-shirt transformation??

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Oh and and added bonus? You can dress your pup (or any other little one) up in the t-shirt scraps!

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