T-shirts are one of the most versatile forms of clothing. You can pair it with other clothing items like jeans, track pants, shorts, and skirts to achieve different kinds of looks. For instance, with a pair of jeans and a jacket, a t-shirt can make you look trendy. Team it with a pair of track pants and you can look sporty and casual. Another aspect that makes t-shirts so great is that they can be transformed by you, right at home, to make them a customized clothing item. Here are some interesting do-it-yourself projects that you can take up, to make-over your t-shirt into a garment of your choice:
A tube top is one of the best options to wear to a night party in the summer. It frees your shoulder and lets you make the most of a night of dance and music. You can transform your t-shirt into a tube top, irrespective of its size or shape. You will need a t-shirt, scissors, ribbon or drawstring of the same color as the t-shirt, needle and thread. To get started, lay your t-shirt on a table or flat surface. Cut in a straight line from the shoulder, along the seam, down to the bottom of the t-shirt on the left, and then the right.
Follow this by cutting off the top portion of the t-shirt beneath the collar, in a straight line. With slogan t shirts, be careful to cut such that the punch-lines are not destroyed. Turn the t-shirt inside out and sew both sides leaving half inch on either end. Next, you will have to create button holes to accommodate the drawstrings that will run around the neck of the tube-top and hold it secure when you wear it. Make button holes about an inch and a half away from the top seam and such that each hole is about an inch away from the other. Thread the drawstring and your tube top is ready to wear. What’s more, if the sides of the t-shirt are cut to suit the lower half of your body, it can even double as a skirt.
Halter-tops look really interesting if they are made from funny t shirts, preferably with a round neck. To create this top, you will need all the materials required for a tube top. Start by cutting the sleeves and bottom seam of your t-shirt. Cut an inch below the collar to create a new neck for the top. Turn the t-shirt over and cut the back to an extent that you want. Fold the front neck portion of the t-shirt by an inch, sew and thread the drawstring. When you wear your new halter-top, scrunch the neckline such that it crowds around your neck, and tie the drawstring.