Advanced Tank-Top Design

Introduction: Advanced Tank-Top Design

About: Marquette University '20

This challenging tank-top design will have you looking and feeling cool in the hot weather. If you're looking to expand your wardrobe, check out these easy and intermediate designs.

Materials Needed:

1 t-shirt (you can either use your regular size or go up one)

1 pair of scissors

1 sharpie, clothing, or permanent marker

1 ruler or tape measure

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Step 1: Preparation

Lay the t-shirt on a flat, even surface with the front side facing up.

Step 2: Measure the Sleeves

Measure 1.5 inches from the seam of the left sleeve. Mark your cutting points with your marker. Repeat on the other side.

Step 3: Cut the Sleeves

Using your scissors, cut along the lines you have just made. Do this for both sides.

Step 4: Measure the Collar

At 1 inch from the collar’s seam, mark your cutting points with your marker. Only do this to the front of the shirt.

Step 5: Cut the Collar

Using your scissors, cut along the lines you have just made.

Step 6: Flip the Shirt

Flip your shirt over so that the back side is facing up. Make sure it is kept on a flat and even surface.

Step 7: Measure the Back

From the center of the collar, mark 5 inches down using your ruler and marker.

Step 8: Measure and Mark the Back

From the mark made in Step 7, move your ruler or tape measure so that it aligns with the top right corner of the collar. Using your marker, make your cutting points. Repeat on the other side.

Step 9: Cut the Back

Using your scissors, cut along the lines you have just made.

Step 10: Cut the Dismembered Sleeve

Using your scissors, cut open one of the dismembered sleeves so that it lays flat.

Step 11: Cut Strips

Cut 3 - 5 strips out of the sleeve material. These will be used to tie the back of the tank-top.

Step 12: Reposition Shirt

Take your tank-top and lay it so that the two arm-holes line up with one another.

Step 13: Tie the Back

Using the strips cut out in Step 11, take the side where the back half of the shirt is showing and wrap them around. To secure the strips in place, tie knots.

Step 14: Make Sure Everything Looks Good

Lay your shirt flat so that the back of the shirt is facing up. Make sure the knots are secure and everything looks good. Once you have done this, your tank-top is complete.

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    2 years ago

    That's a cute redesign :)