There are many easy ways to transform a tee into a new outfit. Today, we are going to learn how to make a DIY crop top from a t-shirt. This no sew tutorial demonstrates a simple t-shirt reconstruction without using a needle and thread.
T-shirt cutting projects are the easiest way to begin up cycling old clothes into something new. By learning fun ways to cut a shirt, you instantly modify a tee into a new design.
This no sew project is perfect for beginners. Follow along with this step by step tutorial in order to make your very own DIY crop top from t-shirt without sewing.
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DIY fashion for every occasion
When it comes to clothing, most pieces are mass produced by large manufacturers. As a result, there is very little personality in the garment.
DIY fashion allows a great opportunity to design unique items that are just for you. Upcycled clothing changes the way we look at old clothes. Turn them into something else and give the pieces a new life.
For this project, I felt like no sew was a possibility, which then allowed more people the chance to pursue the project. Check out the other no sew t-shirt refashion inspirations. There is truly nothing like saying, “I made it myself!”
Searching around, I realized how many t-shirt upcycle ideas are available. From beginners sewing projects to no sew hacks, we have you covered with a wide range of DIY fashion tutorials.
- Fabric Chalk
- Measuring Tape
- To make a crop top from a t-shirt, measure 17” down from the neckband and mark.
Cut along the line.
- Next, fold the t-shirt in half. Measure 1 ¼” up from the center front and then cut open. After, measure 1 ¼” away from the center front and chalk mark. Draw a quarter circle and cut.
- To attach the D-ring, lay the t-shirt flat. Glue about ⅛” width of the t-shirt half circle in order to cover the D-ring.
No sew tip: Let it dry completely, and then cover the other half of the D-ring.
- To make the tie front detail, use the remaining fabric. Measure 2 ½” down and cut along the stripe.
- Open the seam. Glue along the wrong side of the fabric about ¼” and fold in half to create 1” width strap.
- Fold the fabric inside and close the ends with glue.
Pro tip: For a street style look, make the strap long to tie completely around the waist. For a casual look, make the same length as this no sew video tutorial.
- Insert the strap inside the D-ring and finish the tie front detail.
I used a slim fitted t-shirt that was 100% cotton . The cotton material is easy to work with when you recycle old striped t-shirts into new clothes.
Cotton is soft, flowy and responds well to the no sew techniques. I recommend using a similar material when performing this no sew refashion.
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