This is a very simple making-over/fitting idea of a T-shirt for those who don’t know to sew and to measure. This idea is useful for making over an oversized men’s Tee into a casual ladies Tee.
Hope you are doing well. Being creative means, seeing things differently to make unique things. Creative work may need a lot of work. Today I have a DIY idea that needs almost nil work/skill. This Tutorial is for non-sewers.
I had this attractive red coloured cotton Tee of my brother which he used just once or twice. I liked the design and colour of it and kept it for any possible use. You know, I find every bit useful as you have read making of Multipurpose Organiser last week. Then I got this idea of makeover.
When I did this work, Tantu was just in thoughts… Luckily, I had clicked some photos that I am showing you. Please bear with the poor clarity as I was not steady with the camera then.
Difficulty Level: Extremely easy
Time required: 5-15 minutes
Expenditure: Very less
Requirements for Tee Makeover:
- T-shirt to be upcycled
- Contrasting coloured shirt buttons 6
- Matching colour sewing thread and a hand sewing needle
How to Makeover Tee?
- Roll the sleeves up neatly and evenly.
- Take threaded hand sewing needle. Sew a button at the rolled sleeve top as shown. This button placing point would be the centre of the sleeve where front and back bodice parts join.
- Tack the rolled sleeve at regular intervals so as to avoid it from opening.
- Note waist location. Here it is almost midway from armpit to the Tee bottom hem. If you are not sure, you can measure 35-40cm from the shoulder. Or you can use a fitted bodice/kameez/top as reference.
- At the waist (on the side seam), make some pleats (folds) at both the sides of the side seam. Sew two buttons at about 5cm (2inch) distance to lock the pleats.
- Tee is ready to wear in a new look!
Instead of sewing buttons at the waist, you can also accessorize it with an emphasizing belt.
Being creative is so easy! I hope that this T-shirt makeover idea may be useful for someone who doesn’t know to sew. Please do let me know if at all you find this tutorial helpful
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Take care! Bye until the next post!