Are you tired of your plain, old t-shirts? This is the best time to learn how to cut up t-shirts in your own cool and hip way!
You can never run out of ideas when it comes to this project. You can go as simple as cutting off the sleeves or go as bold as cutting the back of the shirt. Either way, it brings an entirely new style to your wardrobe. The best part of this project is that you can make use of your old clothes, which means you won’t need to spend much money. All you really need is a good pair of scissors. Nothing can be easier than that.
Now, you can style your t-shirts in numerous ways. It all depends on what look you want to achieve. Another point to consider is the kind of scissors you need. Fabric scissors would be perfect, but if you don’t have fabric scissors just make sure that you have a very sharp pair. Here are some styles and the corresponding techniques on how to make them:
The simplest way to stylize your t-shirt is to adjust and cut the neckline. This will definitely give your shirt a whole new look. Lay the shirt on an even surface and make sure that the hems are properly aligned. Carefully cut around the neckline just below the hem. If you want a lower neckline or an ‘off-shoulder’ style, you can cut a few centimeters below the neckline’s hem. One thing that you should consider is that the back portion of the neckline will be much lower than the front. Lastly, make sure that you stretch the part you cut. This will make the fabric a little less rough on the edges.
Another way is to cut through your sleeves. If you want a simple look, you can just cut through the hemline of the sleeves. Remember to stretch it afterwards. If you want a more fun way to cut your sleeves, you can cut stripes across the sleeves. You just have to fold the sleeves following the hemline on your shoulders. Cut straight lines on that fold. You can cut as few or as many stripes as you want. Afterwards, unfold the sleeve and stretch it. You have a stripe-like design on your sleeves.
You can also have designs on the back of your shirt. This method works well with an oversized t-shirt as it can also tighten the fit. The first thing that you have to do is fold your t-shirt vertically and make sure that the back portion is the one showing. Cut multiple lines on that fold. You can do it solely on the middle part to show your curves or do it from top to bottom. Once you are done, stretch the fabric then put the t-shirt flat on a table. You can now see the lines that have been made. Carefully cut the stripes in the middle. Now, you will have a set of strips on each side. Tie them together. If you’re not sure as to how tight you want the shirt, have somebody else tie them for you while you are wearing the shirt.
There are endless possibilities when designing your t-shirts. These are just the basics. Once you’ve mastered these steps, you can learn how to cut up t-shirts in many other ways!