T-shirt to vest top

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Upcycling clothes is all about adapting them to fit your needs, to fit your body or someone else’s. An easy fix for a baggy T-shirt is to make it into a Vest top, this is especially good if it is the image on the T-shirt that you like.

Materials and Equipment

  • Old T-shirt
  • Sewing Machine and thread
  • Scissors
  • Chalk

 

1. Put the T-shirt on, inside out and mark where on the sides the extra fabric needs to be removed. Unlike me who marked the outside then had to turn it inside out and mark it again

Side of T-shirt marked with chalk to fit
Side of T-shirt marked with chalk to fit

 

2. Using a stitch that will stretch, sew a line along both of the chalk lines, all the way to the top. Once that is done cut off the extra material and and cut in to form the top of a vest top.

Spare fabric cut off
Spare fabric cut off

3. Put the Vest top back on and mark up any further alterations that you want to make to the arm holes and neck line so that it fits your needs.

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