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These have to be some of my favorite summer tank tops.
Let me show you what to do...

Step 1: Get an old T-Shirt

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Step 2: Cut the Sleeves off

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See photo for instructions: 

Step 3: Cut the Neckline

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Step 4: Cut the Backside

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Step 5: Make the Ties for the Back


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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!!

Feel free to check out my other  tutorials at

Happy Crafting!
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cianmatt made it!5 days ago

Thanks!! I chopped one using this page and then added a Tetris design to the back to match the video game theme on the front. It's for a rave...

kaned2 months ago
my wife look very pretty with it!
abon3 months ago

your tattoos are amazing! :P

HomemadeisBetter (author)  abon3 months ago
Thank you!!
dvanessa3 months ago
love this thanks anyone know more intructs like this please. , message me thanks
nottybutnicey3 months ago
very nice i will do it!!
davros14 made it!4 months ago

great tutorial. thanks!!

bellabb5 months ago

Brilliant! I got a bloody huge Finisher t-shirt at my half-marathon... Now I can actually wear it in public! I'm definitely hemming, though.

I was at your blog earlier as i was doing a mass online search of up cycled projects for shirts and i decided against doing one of these as i had done a few to no avail but having found some larger shirts and your post again i'm inspired to give it another go!
svberend1 year ago
The back looks great! You should include a picture from the back in this instructable. Nice to see other people's pics.
Barfa made it!1 year ago
Great tutorial! I just did it in 15 minutes!

I bought a plain black T shirt (Men's Medium) from Goodwill, diluted some bleach and splattered it on, washed and dryed it (with 2 softener sheets) and then made a tank top using this tutorial!

Fits perfect, and is super soft. Thanks!
HollyMann2 years ago
Love it....have you been to Thailand? I used to live there
abardue made it!2 years ago
Great success! This shirt was bloody HUGE to start out with!
lsophie2 years ago
That's awesome!!!! Thanks!
Diaphane2 years ago
I'm so gonna make this with the next large tshirt that crosses my path! thank you for the great idea!!