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Quick and no-sew shirt revamping
I got this from YouTube and wanted to try -and- share it. Just too awesome to keep to myself. ^^

The picture sucks, I look kinda sick. x)

Posted by FrolleinKram from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States • Published See FrolleinKram's 127 projects »
  • How to cut-up a top. Cute Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab your shirt, flatten it out on an even surface. Decide on a neckline and draw it on with chalk. You can make a template for that or just draw free-handed.

  • How to cut-up a top. Cute Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the neckline ( and the sleeve seams, if desired ).

    Measure the middle of the shirt and mark it with 2 needles through the front layer, one on the neckline and one on the lower seam.

  • How to cut-up a top. Cute Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Grab the front by the needles and flatten the sirt so you have a fold that is exactly the middle of your shirt.

    Grab a pair of really sharp scissors and make little cuts along the middle line! You'll want to make an uneven amout of cuts, that's important. Make them a little less than half an inch wide, the space in between them is up to you.

  • How to cut-up a top. Cute Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take your second material. This can either be a strip of contrasting shirt fabric, pulled into a nice string. Or you could use satin ribbon to get a more chic look. I'll do that another time...

    Wave it through the loops, I think that's pretty self-explanatory if it goes along with the picture. Tie off in a bow. Snip the ends if desired.

  • How to cut-up a top. Cute Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    You may do the same thing to the upside of your sleeves, which is what I did. But this time, I thought it would look better to weave it so that the knot would be not on the shoulders but on the ( non-existing ) seam, plus, I did not tie a bow on the sleeves... it was kinda too much. ^^

    There you have it, a quick and really, really cute shirt. :)
    You could paint stuff on it afterwards... The girl that did the original tutorial splattered paint all over and it looked awesome...


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Olivia H.
Olivia H. · Indianapolis, Indiana, US · 32 projects
This is so pretty! I have to make one!
Natalie J.
Natalie J.
I made this shirt too! I like the sleeve idea!
<3 xxx
Angel  in the Night
This is so cool! It didn't take me that long to make one and it was so easy. Thanks for putting it up!
Alyssa :)
Alyssa :) · 24 projects
Thats really nice! I like those two colors together too. I want to make a white one with a black string! Thats my Sunday morning plan Happy
Angie Go BOOM
Angie Go BOOM · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 3 projects
Think I'm gonna go try this now that I have some time. Your hair is cute also!
Maya · Agawam, Massachusetts, US · 1 project
I love this. Cute top and nice color choices. Happy
I will definitely be doing this tee. I think I will keep it very similar except the sleeves. I will cut off the sleeve hem, on the underside (wrong side) stitch my ribbon to to the tee. Pull the ribbon to the right side (covering those stitches)and proceed to wave it thru the loops. At the sleeve seam cut a very small opening to pull that ribbon thru and stitch again capturing the ribbon and closing the shoulder seam cut.
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
@ Clumzi: Why so pessimistic? It's a drop dead easy thing to do!
@ Angel: Thanks. ^^ I'm fed up with it though, gonna go back to being a redhead later this day. ^^
@ Sokje: It's my parent's bathroom. I'm gonna move out soon, so goodbye newly found photo location. xD
Cute! I would love to make one if i come around to doing it... But i am sure i would have a messed up version so i dont think so )Happy
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