Jun 212012
 

Ok everyone – you’ve got to do this project! Its just too easy with such great results – and it takes no time at all to do. I saw this on Pinterest the other day and it seems like this or other similiar tutorials are getting pinned like crazy – I used the easy to follow tutorial from crafterhours.

I wasn’t sure I wanted to sacrifice a shirt on an experiment, so I headed out to the local thrift store tonight to pick up a few cheap tees – a few dollars later and I was ready to go. The first thing to do is cut the sleeves off, then cut across the top of the shirt just under the neckline, and finally cut the hem off (this becomes the tie/straps for the tank, but if you wanted to leave it hemmed you could use something else – cord, ribbon, part of another tee – for the straps).

Here’s an (almost) before shot of one of the shirts

The other shirt, trimmed and pinned and ready to sew

Once you’ve got the shirt trimmed, just fold over the front and rear necklines, pin the hem, and then sew them with a straight stitch, leaving a tube open so that you can pass the tie through each side.

After the tie is through, adjust the length, tie it together, and that’s it! 15 minutes tops if you’re machine sewing, longer by hand but its straight stitch so you can do it while you watch tv or something. Seriously, go do it!

Here are the finished shirts:

  2 Responses to “T-Shirt to Tank Top Transformation”

  1. cool, I love it! As soon as Fritz is in pre-school I’ll get my sewing machine out of the attic 🙂 I still remember those great bags you made and a lot of other great ideas! Thank you 🙂

  2. You should make one for summer! Or for Camilla – I’m already considering which of Viv’s shirts I can chop up!

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