My ex-room-mate (Raisa) has the following traits:
A) She is highly creative
B) She is in love with her pair of scissors and
C) She has more number of t-shirts than you can ever imagine.
So naturally she would just crop the sleeves if they were too long or cut
out her own fancy neckline if she did not like the original one. So we decided to work on those lines and find something interesting for our readers.
1. Open finger hand gloves:
STEPS: I was never a gloves fan, but when I saw how these trendy pair of gloves were made in the blog Generation-t, I decided to join the fan club too.
a) Crop the sleeves.
b) Cut out a hole at one side for your thumb.
c) Wear it inside out on the opposite hand and sew for the right fit.
d) Once done, take it off and wear it on the other hand.
e) Trust me, theses open fingers hang gloves can serve as a really a cool way to layer your long sleeved t-shirts during winter.
f) Try other options like adding strings as fasteners after you have mastered the basics
2. Trendy tops:
You can cut out your t-shirt and turn it into a halter, tank or t-back top. You can also find more complicated ones like the baby doll top but we will discuss the less time consuming ones in this post.
Before you begin, put on your old tee and ask your friend to use a chalk and draw the outline of the new shape that you are trying to give it.
Twisted T-back: I picked this cool trick from Blogilates . It is so interesting that I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys.
a) Cut out a deep wide round neck.
b) Crop the sleeves and arch them inwards using your scissors.
c) Twist the sleeves at the back as shown.
d) If twisting gets complicated, you can also hold the back of the two edges of your cropped sleeves using spare cloth cut out from the sleeves. Stitch it up so that it stays in place.
e) After you are done, you can be a little more creative by adding details like a small hip pocket, buttons, etc.
If that gets complicated, you can start with a cute tube top:
a) Cut the portion above the sleeves.
b) Take a thread and needle to create fine ruffles at the edge.
c) You can even attach an elastic strip at the top or use a string fastener.
d)Make a bow or a flower with the spare cloth and attach it to create a cute tube top.
3. Handy hand bags:
a) Take strapped tops and stitch the bottom as shown after trimming the extra length.
b) You can also try out a funky bright coloured one by cutting out holes throughout the body as shown.
4. T-Shirt scarves:
We came across a really talented blogger running the blog Indie Fashion and Beauty who has transformed an ordinary t-shirt to a super trendy scarf that can be used to play up the style factor of any casual top.
a) Separate the upper part of the t-shirt.
b) Cut thin stripes from the neck line as shown and you are ready to rock this brand new scarf.
5. Sprayed t-shirts:
I have participated and won several t-shirt painting contests with my friends (Raisa and Radhika) held in the college. And since all of us are lazy, we came up with this amazing concept of spray painting. Here is what we did for the first t-shirt we designed.
a) Cut out the outline of a blade on a chart paper (you can pick any shape you want)
b) Fix it on the front of a white t-shirt using a cello tape.Insert a newspaper in the t-shirt so protect the back from staining.
c) If you can’t get a spray can, take a toothbrush and spray paint it with red fabric paint (you can even use different colours together).
d) Remove the chart paper and your blood red t-shirt with a blade on it is ready.
You can also visit the blogs Generation-t, Seventeen and Please give peas a chance to find out other cool t-shirt tricks. Try these out and don’t forget to mail us the pictures! Leave your comments below and share your own DIY t-shirt tricks with us.