Friday, June 29, 2018

T-shirt Mania 2; The No-Sew Tunic

Hello Readers. I have a t-shirt refashion to show you that does even require any sewing! You just need some scissors. Keep reading to see more.

This was a basic shirt but it was a little extra long. Instead of cutting it off I decided to work with that extra length and make a tunic style top. My first step was to cut off the neckband and the folded-in seams of the sleeves and hem.

HSLDA is an international homeschool organization.

I cut off the edge and seam of the sleeves and then cut the sleeve at an angle. I didn't cut the seam around the armhole. I just cut off a triangle of fabric from the lower part of the sleeves.

 I took the finished edges of the sleeves and hem I had cut off previously and cut off all the stitching. This left me with more narrow strips of  folded fabric that I could pull and stretch even longer.

 The next thing I did was to make two tiny holes at each shoulder. I made then as close to the seams as I could without cutting the seams at all. I used the little stripe of fabric I had just cut off and pulled it through the holes so the ends were hanging down inside the sleeve. That made a little loop on each shoulder.

I pulled the hanging ends up and through the loop, and pulled tight to make a knot. I aslo tied little knots at each end of the strips of fabric. This made the sleeves gather up nicely.

 The long strip of fabric from the lower hem of the shirt I used as a tie around the waist of the shirt.

I liked the shirt with the tie around the waist. And I loved the sleeves with their little ruffled edges.It was another gray rainy day when I wore this gray tunic shirt. We are having a very rainy spring and summer.

Thank you for reading this post, now go make something fun for yourself.

*Year end update- This was a great summer t-shirt, it got a lot of wear. I will get it out again next summer.


Rozy Lass said...

Fun to see that T-shirt! We were members of HSLDA for many years while we homeschooled our children.

I Can Work With That said...

It's a small world with so many connections. I love it. I homeschooled my older kids and now I am on sabbatical until the youngest starts school.