Introduction: How to Make a Vest Out of a T-Shirt

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We're bringing back the Vest in a whole new way. Move over Ferris Bueller, this quick and easy t-shirt restyling will have you stylin' in no time. We are always looking for new cool DIY fashion ideas at Threadbanger, so be sure to send in your ideas! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes!

Step 1: Cut...

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First, get a T-shirt.

Draw a line up the middle with a fabric pen.

Get your scissors and cut up the shirt along the line you just made.

Then, cut off the sleeves along the seam.

Step 2: ...and Sew!

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Place the sleeves on the bottom of the shirt, as shown, for pockets.

Pin and sew...

and you're officially too cool for school!


craig3 (author)2008-05-22

How can you stop the cut edges from fraying? is it just a matter of folding the cut edges and sewing them closed?

anibioman (author)craig32011-01-19

t shirts dont really fray

dmnhunt3r (author)2009-04-11

dude awesome

holyfire (author)2008-04-26

thought this guy looked familiar. He was on operation junkyard on discovery kids. i used to watch it, but sadly, it was never as good as junkyard wars. Man, i wish that show was bak on. =)

place name here- (author)2007-11-28

sweet that is awsome nice stitching!

thinker (author)2007-11-06

ace shirt !!
i did this for one of my old shirts a while ago
my friend recently did it for one of his Thudercats t-shirts that had got too small
im currently working on converting my old school blazer into some old-school style chique, im adding a grey hoody-style hood under the collar to hide the seams, addin some paddin to the shoulder for wear and tear, and gonna add me some lining to
any ideas which stitch i should for the lining of it? or any particular material i should use? i was thinkin of a red silk as its a blue blazer but i wasnt sure.
any comments on this would be greatly appreciated

kirnex (author)2007-09-27

So glad you managed to make it look un-trailer-like. I was skeptical, but you wear it well. ;)

Metal4God (author)2007-08-21

cool first comment and the vest is cool to

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