DIY Cut-Up T-shirt + Outfit
I don’t want to let summer go, so I’m going to pretend it’s still here by writing a post about t shirts, and how to cut them up in a nice way! The how-to is pretty basic and I take you all know how to use a pair of scissors, but I’m going to give you some small tips that could save your t shirt in the long haul!
First of all, have a look at what a side cut t shirt looks like. This one I haven’t done it myself, it is courtesy of the amazing Grit n Glory NYC shop, go check it out!
In the last picture I’m wearing a customized necklace, because I am an egocentric person and I need my blog name hanging from my neck. Haha not true, anyway it is courtesy of Onecklace, and you can customize pretty much everything you can think of! I chose the Ice Cream style in silver… at least it’s how they call it, I picked it cause it was totally zombie/blood dripping to me! I highly suggest you go and have a look, there’s plenty of styles, fonts and materials to choose from! The shoes are Boohoo Chelsea Boots: so comfy I could run in them!
How to side cut your t shirt
- Find a long and slightly oversized t shirt you like
- Fold it in a half (vertical direction)
- Decide how deep you want your cut to be and place a pin.
- Now decide where you want to cut your sleeves: how thick do you want your sleeve to be? Place another pin!
- Trace a line from one pin to another.
- Cut: now you have your side cut t shirt!
Tidbit n°1: Cutting a straight line on woven fabric is really tricky: use VERY sharp long blade scissors, and stick a masking tape along your line and cut through it. I stuck some inbetween the two sides and on the back, too.This will help stabilizing your fabric and cutting a straight line! Another method is to pin paper underneath your fabric: try what’s best for your fabric by cutting a small piece of sleeve first using each one of the two methods. Whichever works best is the one you’ll use to cut the definitive sleeve!
Tidbit n°2: sew a few stitches on the bottom part of your cut: this way your fabric won’t fray and your side cut t shirt will last forever!
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Hey, it's Elisa, founder of styleonvega.com. I'm a social media strategist & consultant by day and blogger by night (honing my multitasking skills since 2006 ;). I'm an atypical Italian, freedom lifestyle advocate and modern spirituality enthusiast. Feel like we could get along? Join me just above this box or get in touch with me on Facebook or Twitter.