T-SHIRT INTO SUMMER TOP DIY
With summer right around the corner and temperatures already into the 80′s in many parts of the country, it’s a perfect time to start thinking about easy summer clothes.
This is a fast and easy way to transform a basic t-shirt into a cute summer top.
Supplies to make your T-Shirt into a Summer Top:
- 1 Men’s T-shirt
- Safety Pin
- Sewing Needle
- Measuring tape
Measure your elastic around your chest just under your arms. Pull it a bit snug, the smaller chested you are the tighter you’ll want your elastic to be. Cut your elastic leaving an extra inch or so for sewing. If you’re not sure on the size leave your elastic a little long you can always shorten it.
Attach your safety pin to your elastic then make a small hole in the existing bottom hem of the t-shirt, and run it through the hem. Check your size and sew the ends of your elastic together. Sew the small hole you made in your hem closed.
Pin a straight line across the top of the tee where the shoulders are. You will be cutting this off and hemming it.
Pin your sleeves flat against the front of your tee.
Pin the edge you just cut and hem with your needle and thread.
Sew the arm holes shut.
Cut 2 small pieces of your elastic. Just like you used the bottom hem of the tee, you will use the hems on the sleeves for the elastic on the pockets. Cut a small hole in the sleeve hem (on the inside), attach the safety pin to the elastic and run it through the hem. But only run the elastic through about two thirds of the sleeve hem. This time you will need to secure the elastic to the tee, since it’s not going all the way around.
I left about 4 ½ inches of the sleeve without elastic. Sew this part to the front of the tee.I’m seriously thinking this needs some embellishing. I may print it or at least splatter it with bleach. If I do I’ll post it. Have fun with this project!