What you need most for this unbearable summer days is something that will make you feel comfortable. In our 100th article of the 365 DIY T-shirt project we will be showing you how to DIY Bow Back T-shirt Refashion.
The DIY Bow Back T-shirt Refashion is created exactly for the hot summer days. You will feel the warm summer breeze. It’s absolutely adorable.
What you’ll need:
- An old t-shirt
- Needle and thread OR sewing machine
- Seam ripper (Optional – for fixing mistakes!)
First, make sure your shirt has been washed and dried if it’s new. Lay it out, so you are looking at the back of the shirt, making sure that the seams on each side are even and the entire shirt is flat. On the back of the shirt, make light pencil markings for how wide you want your cut-out area to be, and how far down the shirt you want it to go.
Begin cutting one half of a “U” shape in the back of the shirt. Make sure you don’t cut through both sides! Try not to pull or move the shirt too much while you cut, and avoid closing the blades of the scissors all the way so you don’t get jagged edges. Once you have cut half of the U shape, stop cutting.
Fold the half “U” over to the other side of the shirt to use it as a guide. Cut along so both sides are even.
Cut out the pieces for your bow. Cut off the top of the “U” to make a rectangle, about 4 to 5″ tall. Cut another strip of fabric, about 1 inch tall. You should end up with 3 pieces, similar to the ones shown. You will only be using the top two pieces.
Make your bow using the fabric you just cut. Fold the larger rectangles like a fan- the folds should be horizontal. Pull your needle and thread through the center to hold the folds in place. Then, using the strip of fabric, wrap the center of the fan. Cut off the excess length, and sew along the edge to form a loop. Your bow is complete!
Align your bow. Turn your shirt inside out, then pin the bow so that the side of the bow you want facing outward is facing in, too. In other words, you’ll be looking at the “inside” of the finished product when you sew, so that the seam will be on the inside of the shirt. Try the shirt on inside out while it’s still pinned to make sure you like where the bow is.
Sew your bow in place. Make sure you knot or back-stitch, since this area will receive a lot of strain. Turn your shirt right side out, and you’re done!
You could also add more bows if you want, or even cut out the entire back and make bows all the way down. The amount of the back you cut out can completely change the look of this shirt. Don’t let the idea of sewing scare you. Just be creative!
Credits for this article goes to College Fashion.
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