How to Make a Vest Out of a T-Shirt

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Introduction: How to Make a Vest Out of a T-Shirt

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Step 1: Cut...

First, get a T-shirt.

Draw a line up the middle with a fabric pen.

Get your scissors and cut up the shirt along the line you just made.

Then, cut off the sleeves along the seam.

Step 2: ...and Sew!

Place the sleeves on the bottom of the shirt, as shown, for pockets.

Pin and sew...

and you're officially too cool for school!

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    8 Discussions

    How can you stop the cut edges from fraying? is it just a matter of folding the cut edges and sewing them closed?

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    thought this guy looked familiar. He was on operation junkyard on discovery kids. i used to watch it, but sadly, it was never as good as junkyard wars. Man, i wish that show was bak on. =)

    ace shirt !!
    i did this for one of my old shirts a while ago
    my friend recently did it for one of his Thudercats t-shirts that had got too small
    im currently working on converting my old school blazer into some old-school style chique, im adding a grey hoody-style hood under the collar to hide the seams, addin some paddin to the shoulder for wear and tear, and gonna add me some lining to
    any ideas which stitch i should for the lining of it? or any particular material i should use? i was thinkin of a red silk as its a blue blazer but i wasnt sure.
    any comments on this would be greatly appreciated

    So glad you managed to make it look un-trailer-like. I was skeptical, but you wear it well. ;)