Monday, December 13, 2010

No Sew Shirt Re-Fashion

I had an old shirt that was stretched out and too big as well as having a stain. This idea came to me last night about what to do with it! I remembered in high school when people would cut up the sides of their shirts and tie it off to make it smaller. I decided to do this, but up the front so it wouldn't look too high school. Here is what I did!
Start with a regular shirt that is too big for you

I didn't cut right up the center, I cut more to the side because I liked it not centered

Then on both sides of the cut, cut slits about one inch long and a half an inch wide. These do not need to be exact at all.

NEXT. Start tying. If you have more slits on one side than the other, that is fine, just grab two at a time and tie with one from the other side.

When you are done it should look something like this!

A fun re-fashion for a boring shirt!

43 comments:

  1. Wow, that does look really cute. I must admit I was a little skeptical about not sewing, and cutting things up, but it came out really good.

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  2. Very cute! I recently lost weight so I have several too big tshirts that could work for this. Thanks!

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  3. This is a great (and much more mature I might add) version of those tied-up shirts we all wore in high school. Maybe this is a good option for those shirts on the clearance racks that always happen to be too big. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Oh wow I absolutely love it!!!!! I want to have a go making one myself, does it count if you go out especially to buy a big shirt to do it??

    xx

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  5. what a GREAT idea! you are so creative! I have to tell you, hubby and I are foster parents to 4 teen girls and they jsut love love all your cute ideas. They are currently in the midst of the sweater bags and turning their old t shirts into cardigans. And I love that it keeps them busy and out of trouble ;)

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  6. Great job on the remake! As a seamstress and a designer, I am quite impressed on how stylish that is. I absolutely love it! Saw your button on the Talent Tuesdays.

    http://mienkintoshfairie.blogspot.com/

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  7. Great idea! I'm already going through my closet in my mind! I think I'll try it!

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  8. so simple, but so clever, well done!

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  9. Love, love it! I hope you'll link up to Make It Wear It at TheTrainToCrazy.com!

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  10. what a nice idea, i like it so much!!!!

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  11. Cute and SO Easy!
    Thanks for linking this up as well!

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  12. So cute! I love it! I have some t-shirts from the time I was pregnant:)
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  13. Great idea and a super cute shirt!

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  14. Cute idea!! Love it! Thanks for sharing & Linking up for Craftify It Thursday!

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  15. Love this!!! So cute! And I'd never have known it was a no-sew project. You're great!

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  16. goodness, that is adorable and SO simple!!! we are totally trying this one!

    ~selina

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  17. well hello there neato! My daughter would have a blast doing this to a thrift store find! Thanks ;)

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  18. Wow that turned out really well! It looks really cute on you! Thanks for sharing!!

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  19. This is great! Such an awesome idea!

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  20. Very impressive! Nice work! Hoping you'll visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! Wishing you a very blessed Christmas! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh I love this! What a great adaptation of the old tie shirt!!

    Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit!
    I hope you have a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas!!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  22. OH' MY GOODNESS GIRL- I don't own a sewing machine, so I ADORE THIS IDEA. ITS SO DANG CUTE TOO. love it, must try it. WELL DONE! jen

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  23. That is the coolest thing! It looks so elegant, I totally love it. Can't believe it's no sew - you are a crafty genius!

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  24. Super-simple fashion statement. I saw something similar that a friend posted on facebook where a designer took to the streets in ?(New York, I think) and started cutting and knotting and twisting and turning various parts of jersey tops and vests. The results were very stylish but a little too 'young' to suit me. Your idea is great as the shirt still looks good to wear anywhere.

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  25. that is great! i love me some no sew since i can't sew to save my life. thanks for sharing!

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  26. I love it! Time to look for a shirt :)

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  27. This is great!!! I found a shirt I"m going to use!

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  28. I'll be featuring this today! Come on over and grab yourself a button!

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  29. Love it! I am thinner now than before I had my girls and have so may long sleeve tees that are just to big, but not by much. This is the *perfect* answer!!! Now I just hope I didn't get rid of all of them...

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