Monday, November 22, 2010
No-sew T-Shirt Re-make Tutorial
Rotary Cutter, Ruler, and Mat
OR Scissors and Tape Measure
Two pieces of Ribbon 18" each in length.
Put the oversized shirt on and decide on how much you want each side taken in. I did 2" on each side.
Lay your T-shirt out flat making sure your side seams are nice and even.
Using your Rotary Cutter, Ruler and Mat, measure 1/2" from the arm pit seam and cut in 2". Now from that cut measure down 1" and cut in 2". Continue this process, cutting 1" down from each cut until you have reached the bottom of the shirt. Repeat this step for the other side seam.
Using your scissors, cut the seam on the fold to separate the two layers. Do this to all the slits you just cut.
With your ends separated, tie a double knot for each section cut all the way down the shirt on both sides.
You should now have something that looks something like this.
If your sleeves are a bit too long, simply cut a tiny slit, just large enough to slide some ribbon through the hole, on the open side of the seam of the sleeve as shown.
Slip the 18" ribbon through the slit you just cut and bring it back around to the neck of shirt. Tie off the ribbon cinching the shirt sleeve up adding a bit of flare and shortening the sleeve just a bit. Do this to both sleeves.
You are now done and have a new stylish T-Shirt you can wear with style.