Cut Up the Back of your T-Shirt - Simple DIY Tutorial

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Reconstruct old, boring t-shirts by cutting strips into a "V" shape on the back of your t-shirt and making a sexy V. Just learn the basic weave and it's super easy! Your own diy style shirt :)

No sewing required, you just need a pair of fabric scissors.

Watch the video tutorial:

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Step 1: Cut the neckline

Start off by prepping the neckline.

Decide how you'd like to cut the neck off - Follow the original seam so your cut will be even. Cut 1in wider than the original neckline for a roundneck. Cut 1.5-2in wider than original neckline for a wide, boatneck or off the shoulder neckline. Do not cut more than that because when you stretch the fabric it becomes much larger than you expect.

Step 2: Decide the Shape of your V

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Fold the back of the shirt in half - Match up the shoulder seams so it is even.

Then decide the shape of the "V" that you want. The wider, or deeper the V, the sexier and more revealing the shirt. Place a rule to outline where you'll be cutting.

Step 3: Cut your strips

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Cut thin strips - about a finger width all the way down. Careful not to cut too low (Don't make the last snip too narrow) or you'll have a hard time tying a knot in step 7.

Step 4: Stretch the strips

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Stretch out the fabric to roll edges. Gives it a cleaner look. Hides any imperfections from cutting.

Take each strip that you cut and pull it out so it turns into a thin and even strip.
I tried it and it's awesome. I couldn't tie the end off right though. but other then that I love it.
Oberoten3 years ago
Neat way to recicle old shirts, you are very creative, plus you're hot. Great instructable.
Love that you can recycle an old shirt doing this!
adhughes33 years ago
I actually messed up and cut the front too but I left it as it was on the front and weaved the back and I loved it.

I used a white tee that I had already tie dyed.
simple, easy, and beautiful. good job! i needed something for all my tshirts i don't want to get rid of. maybe a good idea for leggings also? :3
libbybug3 years ago
i had so many tees and tanks that i didn't like, now they look awesome!
i just wear a black tank underneath. thanks!!!!!
sunshiine3 years ago
Very creative. Thanks for sharing your hard work.
titika4 years ago
isuppose4 years ago
the video tutorial was very helpful!! at first i was confused but the video really cleared things up! really glad u made it^^
salinabear (author) 4 years ago
Aw thanks!
Ivette284 years ago
Wow very good instructable. Keep up the great creativity!