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Re-make your old t-shirt into a trendy new zipper shirt!

Zippers are very in this season.  They no longer exclusively used for function.  Throw a zipper on an old t-shirt as an embellishment and you are instantly trendy!

This instructable is extremely easy; this was my first time installing a zipper!
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Step 1: Materials

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1. Shirt
2. Open ended zipper (doesn't have to be but that's what I used)
3. Sewing Machine (could do it by hand)
4. Scissors
5. Garment chalk
6. Pins

Step 2: Cut Shirt

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Decide where you want your zipper to be installed.  I chose to put the zipper in the front center of my shirt.  

Using the garment chalk, draw a line on the shirt to mark where your zipper will go.  Make sure this line is STRAIGHT! Especially if it is down the center.  If it goes diagonal you will really be able to tell.

Cut along the line.

Step 3: Finish Edges

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Fold and pin the cut edges of the shirt 1/2" under the shirt.  Do this for both edges.  This makes it easier to sew the zipper to the shirt and will look more polished.

Using your sewing machine sew the edges down (you can do this by hand).
Awesome! I've been wondering what to do with my blah t-shirts. Thank you!
alix-cool4 years ago
nice, and visable sips are very much 'in this season' :) :) :)
Antoto4 years ago
Wow, really nice !