Sunday, July 17, 2011

HOW TO: No Sew Tank Top from an Old T-Shirt

These have to be some of my favorite summer tank tops. 


Let me show you what to do:














The photo below shows me cutting the sleeve from the wrong side.
Cut the sleeve open from the side that has the seam.
If you were still wearing the shirt it would be the part under your armpit.
(THANK YOU DIY'er for finding this mistake!)







There You go! Enjoy!



38 comments:

  1. Love it! I only wish our theft stores had such swell shirts as that one!

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  2. AH! I'm a college student in NY and just discovered your blog. Thank you so much! I love messing around with DIY things that are dorm-room manageable. I just tried this and it looks a bit different but still looks good!

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  3. thank you for the tutorial.

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  4. awesome tutorial. im going to try this soon.

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  5. neckline for the tutorial isn't so hot on bigger chested girls, but otherwise looks awesome!

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    1. tried this and neckline was a bit indiscreet on the larger chest, but found an easy fix just tie a few more strips a little higher in the back and the neckline comes up giving more a draped effect in the front, not exactly as pictured but still cute and keeps the girls just peeking out without hanging, also if you need a little extra support without wearing a bra under this a fitted tube top either in a matching or contrasting color works really well, and it helped on the sides to cut right underneath the arm seams instead of below also for the bigger chested gal, awesome tutorial, I have a stack of old boxy family reunion/volunteer tshirts destined for the rag bin that will now be reused, and with the way you have it cut I can use them on the wrong side and just have the color without the annoying logo's awesome tutorial!!

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  6. I tried a similar tutorial and after trying it, I found that the back tie holds better in the wash if you cut one long piece and wind it in a figure 8 around the straps.

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  7. I always wear cheap men tank tops for school. I used to collect every color for every design. I transferred to a school which requires their students to wear their so ugly school uniform.Thanks!

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  8. Love it! I cut the neckline a little lower, but my favorite part is the back.

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  9. Awesome! Gonna do this today. P.S. Love your tatoos. :)

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  10. definitely a relief in the hot kansas summer sun. And I didn't have to buy any shirts, i just have a bunch laying around. Thanks!! (p.s. your tattoos are loverly)

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  11. It looks beautiful! thank you so much :)

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  12. So happy to hear that! Thank you for trying it out!

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  13. One of your steps/pictures is wrong. Where you show where to cut the sleeve before you make the strips, you are showing the wrong place to cut. Luckily had 2 sleeves and only needed one. :)

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  14. I like this easy way of making nice and cool tank top. It is interesting and having fun to make new and stylish things from old stuff or materials.

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  15. I like this concept. I visited your blog for the first time and just been your fan. you are showing the wrong place to cut. Luckily had 2 sleeves and only needed one. :)

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  16. Yayyy!! A new top!!!!

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  18. I just did this now, thanks!

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  19. Thanks for this tutorial! I've been wanting to try to make a cute tank top out of a T-shirt (and maybe embellish it a bit afterwards). I think I'll sew some seams along the edges, too, just to stop fraying and rolling. I will do this as soon as I get my hands on a T-shirt I'd like to sacrifice to the cause. :)

    P.S. I like the tattoo between your shoulder blades. What language is that?

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  20. These summer tank tops clothes are really awesome. This blog is very interesting for me and others . Keep Sharing !!
    Thanks :)

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  21. How do u wear a bra with that

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  22. Do you think this would work with a "tech" shirt?

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  23. Turned out great for me! Thank you!

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  24. It looks beautiful! thank you so much :) I will try it with my shirts

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  25. awesome love it, wait till I go to the thrift shops again stacking up on 99 cent t-shirts from the guy side. thanks

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  26. This is awesome. I can not think that a simple tshirt can change in a ladies tank top. This is amazing.

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  27. What happens when washed? Does the neck area curl or fray at all?

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  28. Thanks for checking out my DIY blog! Some shirts might fray, but all of mine have held their shape. Some will curl, but I think it looks pretty cool when it does that.

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  29. Just did this to a shirt! Way awesome and easy, thanks!! :)

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  30. Its really looks good and awesome. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

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