Introduction: Upcycle a $3 Thrifted Flannel Shirt With Cold Shoulders

Make a trendy, cold shoulder top on the cheap with a thrifted flannel shirt. I scored this like-new flannel shirt at the thrift store for only $3. I was inspired to add cold shoulder cutouts after seeing something similar at the mall. This easy refashioning project took less than one hour to make.

Step 1: Mark Cold Shoulder Cutouts

Mark the cold shoulder cutouts with a french curve.

Step 2: Cut Out Shoulder Holes

Detach the collar and cut out the cold shoulder holes.

Step 3: Sew Bias Binding to Shoulder Holes

To finish the shoulder holes, sew bias binding to the front, flip it around and sew it down from the back.

Step 4: Attach Collar

Reattach the collar and sew it closed

Step 5: Enjoy Your Shirt

Wear your shirt and get lots of compliments.

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krkdee (author)2017-04-20

What if I don't want the cut to be so far down?

m4lin (author)krkdee2017-04-20

You can cut out the cold shoulders as low or as high as you'd like. Move up the end of the french curve higher for a smaller cutout

YourMagesty (author)2016-05-20

that is out and out WOW! I'm not a girly female, but that is really the cool part of practical and attractively sexy!


Thanks! I like how the masculine flannel plays off the feminine shoulders.


YES! That's it exactly!

parisusa (author)2016-05-18

I love it!


Thanks for the love!

Meglymoo87 (author)2016-05-19

Love the look and the price! And you can't go wrong with it being super simple to accomplish, too! Great job :)


Thanks for your comment. Greatly appreciated!

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