DIY T-Shirt Refashion

So, it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted on here.  The month of May has been incredibly busy.  The first week and a half of the month were taken up by finals (so much stress packed into such a short period of time).  Now that the school year is over, I’m officially halfway done with college.  I’m just starting to realize just how short college is.  4 years?  That’s all we get?  It’s really not long at all, and it’s flying by.

Well, anyway, after finals were over, I moved back home for about a week and a half to catch up on sleep and then came back to school, where I’ll be taking class over the summer.  Class hasn’t started yet, but I’ve been busy enough getting my summer apartment all situated and unpacked (as well as figuring out how to feed myself without a meal plan for the first time).

Anyway, now that I’m finally caught up on a semester’s worth of sleep deprivation and (mostly) set up in the new apartment, I figured I’d do a bit of crafting.  I got this shirt at a thrift store for $1.50 and decided to make it into a new tank for the summer.  I followed this tutorial (loosely).  Here it is!

Materials:  old t-shirt, scissors, needle and thread


1.  Lay out t-shirt with the front facing up.

2.  Cut off the sleeves, following the seam between the sleeve and the body of the shirt.  Cut the collar off in a scoop-like pattern.

3.  Flip the t-shirt over and cut a deeper scoop in the back.

4.  Figure out where you want the V of the racerback to be and pinch the back straps together at this place.  Cut a thin strip of fabric from one of the sleeves and wrap it around the straps tightly.  Thread a needle and sew the strip of fabric in place.  I found that a bunch of randomly placed tiny stitches through the tightly wound fabric worked really well.  Knot off your thread and you’re done!  Also, you can cut the armholes or the open part in the back deeper if you’d like to show a bit more skin.  Since my shirt was pretty big to begin with, I didn’t cut either.

Before and After:

Back View:


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