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Ugly to Cute and Trendy T Shirt Transformation

By Bebefuzz

DIY and how to guides can result in less than satisfactory products and can be time consuming. I generally shy away from "how to cut" t shirt guides, as the result can look very cheap and very... well... DIY. But, recently, I found that cutting an off the shoulder t shirt is easy and actually pretty cute!

As some of you know, when I moved to California, I took only one small suitcase of clothing. Even with my extremely reduced wardrobe, 3 of the items were Herve Leger. Go figure! lol...

So, when I was offered a free promotional t shirt, I took it even though it was a men's size small! Needless to say, lots of promotional t shirts are super unflattering, especially if they were intended for a dude!

Everyone has at least one t shirt that is ill-fitting. Before you throw that tee into the Goodwill pile, try to make it cute with this very easy tutorial!

how to cut off shoulder tee

All you need to do to make that blah shirt more wearable is a pair of scissors, a sewing needle and thread.

cut t shirt tutorial guide

Step 1 is to lay the shirt flat and cut out the collar. Be sure not to cut the opening too much. It's always easier to cut more than it is to cut less! Please refer to the photo above to see how I aligned my shirt first and how much fabric I cut. Cut less off if the t shirt already has a bigger neck hole.

Step 2 is to roll the sleeves and sew them down. I rolled the sleeve 3 times and made sure that the stitches only showed on the inside and not the outside by not sewing through the very top layer.

That's it! Then, you're done!

diy off shoulder t shirt

Ta da! Much more wearable! Hope you like the result.

T shirts with super random designs will make the best off the shoulder tees. For examples, I like these here, here, here and here.

Is there a DIY that you love? Please share!

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