But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility... Eph. 2:13-14

Tuesday, January 3

Cute T-shirt DIY, or Sarah has spent too much Time on Pinterest

Are you a girl who owns fantastic t-shirts, but feels manly when she wears them? So am I! Thankfully, after lots of online research and just a few experiments, I've found a great way to make manly t-shirts feminine. Here's how I do it:

For this project you will need:
A Manly T-shirt
Straight Pins
A Safety Pin
A Sewing Machine

Step 1: Cut the collar off of the shirt. Cut as close to the stitching as you can!

Step 2: Cut a slit about an inch long in the center front of your new "collar".
Step 3: Turn shirt inside-out, fold the collar edge over, and pin all the way around.
Step 4: Sew the fold as close to the edge as you can get.
Make sure you're leaving a little tunnel of space between the fold and your stitching!

When I reach the front again, I like to put an unnecessary line of stitching, just so it looks uniform.
You might have puckers and wrinkles - that's okay! But if you really can't stand it, just pick it out and fix it. :)
Step 5: Cap sleeves! Cut the sleeves at a slant, making the sleeves as long or short as you like.
The remnant should look roughly like a triangle.
Step 6: Take one of the sleeve remnants and cut off the very edge.
Step 7: Make t-shirt yarn (The coolest stuff in the world)! Stretch that little piece of fabric until it's long and pretty!
Step 8: Attach your safety pin to one end of the yarn, and thread it through the tunnel you made in the collar.
Step 9: Put the shirt on, and tighten collar to preference.

Step 10: Tie ends in a secure knot, and cut off the excess. Hide the knot, and enjoy!

Special thanks to mental_floss and instagram. I couldn't have done this DIY without you!


1 comment:

deb ferrell said...

Great job, girlie!