Superhero Cut-Out Shirt




About: Journalism and English student with a penchant for crafting. You can probably find me locked in my room, making something.

I decided that my old Batman shirt needed a revamp, since I hadn't worn it in ages and wanted to do something fun with it. I thought that this might be a great way to make a boxy t-shirt slightly more feminine, while keeping the superhero charm.


  • Superhero t-shirt
  • Iron-on interfacing
  • Lace

Step 1: Cut Interfacing

Cut a piece of interfacing of the same size and shape of your shirt's logo.

Step 2: Attach Interfacing

Turn your shirt inside-out and iron the interfacing onto the back of the shirt's logo.

Step 3: Cut Out Logo

Decide how much of the logo you want to be cut out. Mark this on the shirt (I used a tailor's pen for this). Cut out the inside piece that you don't want, leaving a small allowance to be folded over, and tack a hem around the edges.

Step 4: Tack Edges

Once all of the edges are tacked, iron them flat. After this, you can choose to hand-stitch or machine-sew them down, but this step is optional.

Step 5: Cut Lace

Cut a piece of black lace large enough to cover your logo-hole and position it as you choose.

Step 6: Tack Lace

Tack your lace into place and try the shirt on just to ensure that you're happy with it.

Step 7: Sew Lace

Machine-sew (or hand-stitch) the lace down by sewing along the edge of the logo, also securing the hem, remembering to finish of with a few back-stitches to secure it.

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    10 Discussions

    I love this as a way to make these shirts a bit more cute and girly! Still geeky, but very unique and pretty too :D I have to go find some shirts to cut up!

    1 reply

    Thanks! It's one of my favourite projects - these sorts of shirts tend to have such a masculine shape and fit to them, so this makes them way cuter! :)


    4 years ago

    eonderful and creative idea..nicely described too

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    What an attitude after wearing the BATMAN shirt :) !


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Now I have some use for all the darn lace I have laying around coincidentally!