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T-shirt Into Twist Shoulder Tank Top

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Learn how to turn a t-shirt into a twist shoulder tank top. The unique design demonstrates how to cut a t-shirt into tank top with twist shoulder straps.

This t-shirt into twist shoulder tank top is a simple DIY fashion to execute. Follow along for no sew hacks and detailed instructions for this upcycle clothing project.

For more fun inspirations, these easy no sew t-shirt refashion will shine more light on the subject and give you more creative ideas to explore.

A t-shirt is one of the most versatile pieces to transform. From beginners sewing projects to no sew reconstruction, we have the best t-shirt upcycle ideas to satisfy all your needs.

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Today’s DIY fashion features a slight variation to a basic wardrobe essential. Explore different t-shirt upcycle projects to learn fun ways to cut a shirt.

Dive a bit deep and challenge your skills without sewing, here are cool t-shirt cutting ideas in order to revamp your favorite pieces.

From classic white t-shirt to vintage graphic tees, there are fun refashion projects to fit everyone’s personalized taste and style. Before we step into the project instructions, let’s discuss how to twist tank top straps. Continue reading to learn how to turn a t-shirt into a twist shoulder tank top.

Before and after t-shirt into twist shoulder tank top

How to twist tank top straps

The step-by-step instructions show how to make a regular t-shirt into a tank top with twisted shoulder straps. In addition, this guide demonstrates how to twist tank top straps using no sew techniques.

Start by cutting along the seam of both shoulder straps. Twist both front straps away from the neckline. Visually inspect the twist to make sure they look even, and then reattach the shoulder seam by sewing 1/4″ topstitch or using fabric glue.

With this simple technique, you can upcycle any tank top with twist shoulder straps. Select the best fabric glue for clothes and have fun adding variation to your cute tanks.

Closeup view of the diy twist shoulder tank top

Find tremendous rewards when you upcycle clothes and give old items new life. Bringing new life to old clothes is extremely rewarding. In addition, there is nothing like say, “Yes, I made that myself!”

Recycle Old T-Shirts Into New Clothes Without Sewing:

Front view of the no sew twist shoulder tank top
Yield: 1 Crop Top

T-shirt into Twist Shoulder Tank Top

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $5.00

Enjoy making this shoulder twist tank top from a t-shirt. First learn how to make a t-shirt into a tank top. In addition, enhance the appearance by learning a no sew hack to twist the shoulder straps.

This t-shirt upcycle project is an easy way to get comfortable cutting clothes. Pair it with black leggings or high waisted boyfriend jeans for a workout or casual going out look.


  • Cropped T-shirt
  • Fabric Glue


  • Fabric Chalk
  • Measuring Tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors


  1. To make a V-neckline, start measuring from highest point of shoulder, which is right next to the neckband.
    Measure down from the high point on the shoulder to mark the new V-neckline
    Use a measuring tape and chalk mark 7” away from the center of the neckline. Use the marking to draw a V-neckline.
    Draw the V-neckline with fabric chalk then cut along the line
  2. Cut along the new neckline and remove the original neckband.
    Pro tip: Be careful to cut one piece at a time for this tutorial because the neckline is different in the front and back. 
    Cut along the arm opening to remove the sleeve and make the tank top
  3. To make a tank top, measure 2” away from the new neckline along the shoulder. Mark with chalk on both sides. Draw a smooth curve to create a new armhole. Lay the top flat and cut open both shoulder openings.
    Cut the shoulder straps for the twist shoulder feature.
  4. To make a twist shoulder strap, cut the shoulder straps along the shoulder seam. Grab the front piece and twist away from the neckline one time. Then, rejoin the seam by glueing ¼” and attaching the back shoulder strap at the original shoulder seam. Do the same on the other side.
    Twist the shoulder straps and then use fabric glue to reattach.
    Pro tip: Make sure that both twists are done in the same direction so it looks right when worn. 
    Finished twist shoulder tank top design


The t-shirt I used is 100% cotton. I highly recommend using cotton material t-shirt because the twist detail will stay rigid. I’m afraid that using a flowy material like rayon or jersey material will look too flimsy on your shoulders.

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