Thursday, June 2, 2011

Braided NO SEW Shirt

Now that I am a stay at home mom, and I am figuring out how to handle two kiddos, I am back!!! Here is a fun shirt that I got the idea from Welcome To the Good Life.
Start with a CHEAP plain shirt... I love Old Navy. They had these for $3.
 Next, Either cut off some of the bottom of the shirt, if it is long, or do like I did and use another scrap shirt in the same color. I had some hideous white polos in my closet from when I worked at Jo-Ann fabrics... I was not sorry to cut one of them up!

I decided to change up my neckline a little bit. I basically just cut off the shirt collar, then I was lazy and used liquid stitch to tack down the edges.

With your scrap shirt or whatever you use, cut three long strips of fabric, then tie the top, or use a safety pin and braid all the way to the bottom. 
 Tie knots at both ends, and then start attaching to the shirt with liquid stitch!
 Finished product!!! A cute little accented shirt.
 And then.. because you know I just can't help my self with accessorizing, I added these little rosettes. They are on a pin, so they don't always have to be attached!


  1. Thank you! Thank you! I am so excited about this....I don't sew...but I can glue!!! Yeah...thanks for posting this!!!

  2. wow! This is so CUTE! I want one for my own! I saw your blog through a link party and I LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would come check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  3. This is super cute and I love no sew! I have a tank top with a braided neckline that I love! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  4. That came out so LOVELY!!! What a great idea!!! Thanks for linking up with Patches of Pink!

  5. OK. I have been addicted to reading t-shirt makeover tutorials, but haven't attempted any yet. THIS I could totally do. Awesome!

  6. It's a nice idea to have a cheap basic t-shirt look more sophisticated! :)
    I am waiting fot the perfect t-shirt to try! :)

  7. SUPER cute! Love how just a little change adds such a big punch!


  8. Beautiful! The rosettes are a lovely touch too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! The tutorial is great too. Your blog is so fun-and your family is beautiful!

    I've enjoyed your submission! Thank you for linking up with us at Patches of Pink.

    I'm your newest follower and I hope you'll be mine too!

    Creative blessings, Brynn

  10. Very cute! I love your refashion. The rosettes and braid are perfect together!

  11. this is great! seems like a great idea for making a plain shirt look nicer. I will probably be using this sometime in the future (don't worry, I'll include a link to your page if I do happen to blog about it!)

    check out my blog at if you would like!