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Turn high neck t-shirts into a sexy top
I hate high neck t-shirts. Here is how I cut off the neck and add in 2 different types of weaving on the front of my t-shirt to make a cool neckline with nice details.

Super simple tutorial. Like always, no sewing required.

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  • Step 1

    Here is a video tutorial with all the steps!

  • Step 2

    Start off by prepping the neckline.

    Decide how you'd like to cut the neck off - Follow the original seam so your cut will be even. Cut 1in wider than the original neckline for a roundneck. Cut 1.5-2in wider than original neckline for a wide, boatneck or off the shoulder neckline. Do not cut more than that because when you stretch the fabric it becomes much larger than you expect.

  • Step 3

    Fold the shirt in half in the front of the shirt. Match up the shoulder seams so it is even.

    Then decide the shape of the "V" that you want. The wider, or deeper the V, the sexier and more revealing the shirt. Place a rule to outline where you'll be cutting.

  • Step 4

    Cut thin strips - about a finger width all the way down. Careful not to cut too low (Don't make the last snip too narrow) or you'll have a hard time tying a knot in step 7.

  • Step 5

    Stretch out the fabric to roll edges. Gives it a cleaner look. Hides any imperfections from cutting.

    Take each strip that you cut and pull it out so it turns into a thin and even strip.

  • Step 6

    See the steps in how to weave up close! I drew it in flash!!

    Weave - take the second strip and put it under and over the first strip. Still holding onto the second strip, take the third strip and place it under and over the second strip. Continue all the way to the bottom. Make sure you didn't miss any strips before doing the next step because you can still undo and redo the weave at this point.

    Knot - when you're holding onto the last loop at the very bottom of the V, take scissors and cut the loop in half. Double knot both of them to the previous loop to hold the weave.

  • Step 7

    Then, you'll add in your second weave. But this time, it's a twisting weave. Part 2 in my video.

    Take the second strip and put it under and then over the first strip. Holding onto the second strip, add a loop. Bring the third strip and bring it under and through the loop from the second strip and create a second hoop with the third string. Continue making loops through the previous loop until you get to the very bottom.

    Knot again, just like you did with the first weave. And you're DONE!!

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