An unexpected touch of lace turns an ordinary t-shirt into something special with this DIY T-Shirt with Lace Cuffs.

DIY T-Shirt with Lace Cuffs Tutorial by Trinkets in Bloom

There’s nothing like a t-shirt, they’re comfortable, easy to wear and go perfect with most everything, but with a touch of lace this t-shirt really sets itself apart. I love having just the lace peek out from under a jacket. This could easily become my new go to t-shirt, it’s still super comfy but it looks a little more special than just a basic tee.DIY T-Shirt with Lace Cuffs Tutorial by Trinkets in Bloom


  • Long sleeve t-shirt – mine’s from Uniqlo
  • Lace – choose a soft lace with scalloped edge
  • Scissors
  • Needle & thread
  • Pins

DIY T-Shirt with Lace Cuffs Supplies
step 1
Turn your t-shirt inside out.

Decide how much lace you want to stick out of your t-shirt.

I have about 2.5 inches sticking out on mine.DIY T-Shirt with Lace Cuffs Measuring

step 2
Cut your lace leaving at least an extra half inch for sewing.

And cut it wide enough to go all the way around the sleeve with an inch for overlap.

step 3
Pin the lace to the inside of your sleeve.DIY T-Shirt with Lace Cuffs Pinning

step 4
Using your needle and thread carefully sew the lace to the t-shirt.

I recommend sewing into the hem on your sleeve, this way you won’t be able to see your stitches on the outside of your t-shirt.DIY T-Shirt with Lace Cuffs Sewing

Sew all the way around.

step 5
When you’ve sewn the lace to your t-shirt, sew the lace together on the side.

Do this for both sleeves.DIY T-Shirt with Lace Cuffs FinishedDIY T-Shirt with Lace Cuffs Close UpDIY T-Shirt with Lace Cuffs by Trinkets in Bloom

Leave me a comment and let me know how your t-shirt turns out.

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  1. I love this idea, can’t wait to try it! I have also fallen in love with the ring in the picture. Can you tell me where to buy one?

    • Thanks Beth! The ring is from Tiffany’s. I’ve had it awhile so they’ve changed the style a bit, they have a similar one here http://bit.ly/1B2Fjs8


  2. Thank you! I’ve been wanting to do this for years. Now, I know how!

  3. How fo you sew the ends together?


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