Introduction: Make a Tank Top From an Old T-shirt

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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!!!

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Happy Crafting!


Craftyang (author)2017-05-11

Cant wait to make this and just had another idea for the left over sleeve. Hem around the neck cut out and and cut 2 strips from back scrap. Take the first strap n attach to each end of the collar. You can add ribbon or raffia around the curve finish. An instant baby bib. Neat huh! Gonna post when i get it made.
Thanks for sharing your talent. Keep up the crafts!!

LesleyW13 (author)2016-04-09

I did okay. It isn't pretty, but I am wearing it to a punk show, so it's perfect.

MeaganS made it! (author)2015-10-02

I love my new tank!!

Melonhead_25 (author)2015-09-12

I tried it and it's probably not as good as yours but I like it

tobywinks (author)2015-01-25

Pretty neat! Check out my diy for a wiring time saver. I bet it would help you, and feel free to vote?

cianmatt made it! (author)2014-10-15

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...

kaned (author)2014-08-08

my wife look very pretty with it!

abon (author)2014-07-03

your tattoos are amazing! :P

HomemadeisBetter (author)abon2014-07-07

Thank you!!

dvanessa (author)2014-07-04

love this thanks anyone know more intructs like this please. , message me thanks

nottybutnicey (author)2014-07-03

very nice i will do it!!

davros14 made it! (author)2014-05-31

great tutorial. thanks!!

bellabb (author)2014-05-06

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.

abstract_strawberry (author)2013-06-20

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!

svberend (author)2013-01-19

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! (author)2012-10-24

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!

HollyMann (author)2012-07-08

Love it....have you been to Thailand? I used to live there

abardue made it! (author)2012-06-22

Great success! This shirt was bloody HUGE to start out with!

lsophie (author)2012-03-20

That's awesome!!!! Thanks!

Diaphane (author)2012-03-18

I'm so gonna make this with the next large tshirt that crosses my path! thank you for the great idea!!

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