DIY Square Sweetheart Neckline Top

Introduction: DIY Square Sweetheart Neckline Top

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There are truly so many ways you can refashion a basic shirt, and this is one of my favorite. Give a basic shirt some 90s vibes with this simple DIY transformation. Here's how to turn a regular top into a square sweetheart neckline top in just a few minutes.

Full video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xePotz7EGr8

Step 1: Gather Materials

What you'll need:

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Step 2: Mark Shape

Use your ruler and colored pencil to mark the square shape at the front of the shirt. The lines should be made just slightly outside of the existing neckline.

Step 3: Cut

Cut along the lines on the front to create the square neckline. Then, cut straight across the back right under the neckline to remove that strip of material.

Step 4: Add Ruche Effect

Pinch the material into tiny folds at the center of the neckline in the front. Then secure the folds together using your needle and thread to create the ruched/sweetheart neckline effect.

Step 5: All Done!

It's that easy! In just a few minutes, you've turned a regular shirt into a trendier top that will add some spice to any outfit.

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    3 Discussions

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    evawj1
    evawj1

    7 months ago

    Just what I wanted to ask - the edges just remain raw?

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    miairajennings
    miairajennings

    Reply 4 months ago

    Yes, these raw edges are just fine because of the t-shirt material, but it will depend on the type of shirt you're using!

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    seamster
    seamster

    1 year ago

    Will the material fray along the cut edges?