Simple No-Sew Cover Up

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Introduction: Simple No-Sew Cover Up

About: I like to make things, watch scary movies, and have fun with my friends.

Have you ever been to the beach and wanted something modest and fashionable to wear? This cover up is versatile enough to be worn even on a day without a beach trip!

Step 1: Gather Your Tools

For this project, you will need a few tools that are fairly common:

  • An Iron
  • A Sewing Ruler (a normal ruler will work if you can't obtain a sewing ruler)
  • A Rotary Cutter*
  • A Rotary Mat (if scissors are used, a rotary mat is unnecessary, but a hard surface will be vital)
  • A Seam Ripper*
  • A T-Shirt
  • A Fabric or Colored Pencil (not pictured)

*This can be replaced by a pair of scissors, if need be.

Step 2: Iron Out the Wrinkles

Before drawing on or cutting your shirt, it will need to be free of wrinkles. If your shirt is already crease-less, you may skip to step 3.

Step 3: Remove the Sleeves

To convert your tee to a tank, you will need to remove the sleeves. Removing the sleeves by seam-ripping gives your tank somewhat of a cap-sleeve effect if your shirt is a bit too large, like mine.

Step 4: Measure and Graph

Next, you'll want to turn your shirt inside out, measure your shirt, and mark the bottom third. Mine was 24 inches from top to bottom, so I marked the bottom 8 inch mark by making a horizontal line around the shirt. After that, make horizontal lines downward every half inch toward the hem.

Step 5: Slash It Up

Lastly, you will want to cut along your vertical lines. Hemming your shirt is totally optional, and I chose not to because I am an amateur seamstress at best. However, if you want your shirt to last for a long time, hemming may be a good idea.

Step 6: Wear It Out

This shirt would be great to wear as a cover up, but where I live it is often too cold for swimsuits, covered or un, so I wore it with a pair of jean shorts. Overall, I really like this shirt and the fringe makes it stylish enough for me to wear out and about.

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