T-shirt into Back Slit Tank Top (Easy No Sew!)

 


When it comes to cutting up a t-shirt, a tank top is fairly straightforward to execute. This tutorial details how to transform a t-shirt into a back slit tank top. Follow along for set-by-step instructions that demonstrate each phase of the project.

t-shirt into back slit tank top before and after

This t-shirt reconstruction features a back opening that is held together by knotting both ends of the shirt. In addition, the back overlap adds cute detail to the neckline. 

 

More DIY Fashion Inspiration

If you are searching for upcycle clothing, then you have come to the right place. DIY fashion is a huge part of my wardrobe collection. This t-shirt into back slit tank top adds a personalized twist to a workout outfit or casual look.

Find more inspiration by exploring these no sew t-shirt refashions. From white t-shirt to graphic tees, have fun transforming your favorite shirts by understanding a few upcycle techniques. 

No sew back slit tank top photo 1

Turn old clothes into new looks and give yourself more cute outfit options to choose from. Utilize these t-shirt upcycle ideas to inspire you with DIY fashion creativity. 

no sew back slit tank top photo 2

With just a few minutes, you are able to duplicate this easy no sew project. Find a fun new looks to wear when you refashion a t-shirt into a back slit tank top.

T-shirt into Back Slit Tank Top

T-shirt into Back Slit Tank Top

I made this tank top with back overlap because it will holds the gap open a little bit, and not completely open when in motion. This is so cute to wear for a workout, after yoga or even while going for a hike.

Follow along with this simple step-by-step upcycle tutorial to make your t-shirt into a back slit tank top. You'll be amazed how easy the project really is.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Materials

  • T-shirt (I recommend using an oversized t-shirt with a wide neckline)
  • Fabric Glue

Tools

  • Fabric Chalk
  • Measuring Tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. First of all, measure 1” down under the sleeve and mark with chalk. In addition, measure ½” along the shoulder seam and again mark with chalk
    T shirt into Back Slit Tank Top step 1
  2. Next, draw the new armhole with fabric chalk.
    T shirt into Back Slit Tank Top step 2
    Pro tip: I recommend drawing a smooth curve following the sleeve line.
    T shirt into Back Slit Tank Top step 3
  3. Then, cut along the chalk line to make the new arm holes.
    T shirt into Back Slit Tank Top step 4
  4. Now, lay the sleeveless shirt flat and fold the shirt in half
    T shirt into Back Slit Tank Top step 5
  5. When cutting make sure you only cut through the back piece and not the front piece.
    T shirt into Back Slit Tank Top step 7
  6. From the back center neckline, measure 1” across and glue. Then, overlap with the back piece and secure it in place.
    T shirt into Back Slit Tank Top step 8
  7. When the glue is completely dried, try on your DIY no sew t-shirt refashion and tie a bow in the back.
    T shirt into Back Slit Tank Top step 9

Notes

Here are step by step instructions for how to turn a t-shirt into a back slit tie tank top.

I recommend using an oversized t-shirt that has modal ingredients. The fabric will feel lightweight and also keep you airy during a hard workout. 

This upcycle is an easy no sew t-shirt to tank top that keeps your workout gear looking stylish. Experiment with the fun ways to cut a shirt.

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Soonjoo Uh

I graduated with a bachelors of fine arts degree in fashion design. I worked in the fashion industry as a lead designer for major brand name labels such as Stitch Fix, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, and Dillards. Now, I am the founder of the website Fashion Wanderer where I share current fashion trends, style tips and how to build a capsule wardrobe collection.

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