up cycled tee shirt's
Ok first thing you are going to need is some tee shirts!
these are some cool shirt's i that i got from goodwill for about $1.50 each:
Here is the NEW YORK shirt that I made into this:
this is how:
First lay your tee shirt out FLAT. make sure its not wadded up anywhere or anything!
start out by cutting of the sleeve's and the collar of the tee right at the seams like so
then we are going to flip the shirt over and lay it out flat again and mark the shirt (with a white charcoal pencil) mark a six inch band at the bottom of your shirt and two lines from the top left side of the neckline and the top right side of the neckline all the way down to the top of the 6" band at the bottom of the shirt like this:
then CAREFULLY cut (only the back layer of the shirt not the front) the line from the top right side of the neckline all the way down to the white line marking the 6" band at the bottom of the shirt do the same with the left side so you end up with a rectangle shape out of the back of your tee
make sure not to cut into the 6" band at the bottom
then cut from the bottom of the "arm pit seam" all the way down the side seam to the top of that white line marking the 6" band at the bottom again NOT cutting into the band so you end up with something like this:
then take the "sleeve looking things" at the top of your shirt and cut 3 to 6 strips down the "sleeve" not cutting them completely of the shirt like so:
so they are still attached
then if you had the shirt on the front side we are going to flip it over AGAIN and place the "strings" about an inch away from each other on the OPPOSITE side of the shirt like this
if you can see that :)
then get a sewing needle and thread the color of your shirt
thread your needle and start sewing the end of the strings right where you placed them (optional) weaving them in the the middle where the strings from the different sides meet in the middle
viola your done! and you can either wear it with a colorful tube top or if like me that's not aloud a colorful tank top or Cami under it!
SNEEK PEEK: at my purple Haze shirt!
Hope you enjoyed reading this guys! this is obviously an old post transferred from my old blog but I thought you might enjoy it anyway! thanks for reading!