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Update your wardrobe with BellaV’s diy fashion tutorials

Refashion your clothes with this diy fashion tutorial and create your own individual style without spending a penny.

It’s been a while since I made my lovely heart t-shirt, so I decided to create a new t-shirt.

Upcycling clothes is not only fun, but also much easier than it looks like. This is how I made my new favorite t-shirt.

BEFORE

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

AFTER

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

Supplies

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

This is what you need to make this shirt:

  • An old t-shirt that you don’t like/wear any more
  • Scrap fabric (jersey is best)
  • A fabric pencil
  • Thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • A measuring tape
diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes



Instructions: diy fashion

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes
diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

1. First, cut off the sleeves and the neckline following the existing seams.

2. Then, cut the front of the t-shirt through the center.

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

3. Now, you are going to fold the t-shirt so that the front halves are exactly on top of each other. Measure where you want your neckline to hit your chest, and cut the top parts.

By overlapping the two front halves you ensure that your front parts have the same height.

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

4. Then, you are going to do the same lengthwise: measure how wide you would like your front left and right sides to be and cut the shirt lengthwise.

Once again, make sure that each front side is overlapped exactly one on top of the other to ensure that both left and right sides are symmetrical.

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

5. Measure where you would like the backline to hit your back, and cut.

This is easier to do if you fold the back in half. Cutting smaller seams is much easier than longer pieces of fabric!

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes
diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

6. Now you are ready to incorporate the second fabric into your shirt. Measure the gap between the front left and right sides, and cut a rectangle of the second fabric. Leave a couple of inches on each of the four sides for seams.

7. Sew the print rectangle to each front side of the shirt.

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes
diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes
diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes
diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

8. Measure each armpit lengthwise and cut a 1.5 – 2 inch strip of the solid color t-shirt fabric. Attach each strip to each armpit making sure to fold the strip over itself.

9. Cut the extra fabric left on the inside of each armpit.

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes
diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

10. Measure how tight and wide you’d like the waist to be, and cut a rectangle of the print fabric. I wanted a “baggy” look for my shirt, so I made the waist strip smaller than the actual measurement of the shirt. If you do this, you will have to gather the shirt seam before attaching the waist strip.

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

11. Then, do the same for both the front and back necklines. Measure how wide you’d like the front and back necklines to be, cut two rectangles of the print fabric and sew to each front and back.

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

12. Finally, measure how long and wide you’d like your straps to be. I opted for a tank-top style, but you may choose to add spaghetti straps, for example.

Once you have attached each strap, you are all done!

Enjoy! Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you like my step by step diy fashion tutorial 😀

As always, leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to show me how your refashioning projects turn out!

diy fashion, step by step t-shirt tutorial, refashion clothes

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