T-Shirt Into a Button-Up

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Intro: T-Shirt Into a Button-Up

Turn any regular T-shirt into a sporty button-up tee.

Step 1: Collect Two Shirts

Go to your closet and grab an old or warn out t-shirt and prepare to revamp in with an amazing button-up. Then grab an old button-up. If you do not have any, go to GoodWill and pick up some cheap clothes.

Step 2: Take in the Shirt

If the shirt is too big, you will have to take the shirt in. To do this put the shirt on inside out and pinch the side in. Then take a sharpieand make marks on the side.
After making these marks, you will need to sew along the marks you made. Then cut off the extra cloth, and you will have a better fitting shirt.

Step 3: Cut the Buttons Off the Button-Up

Then you need to grab the button-up or the polo and cut the strip of buttons off the shirt along with the collar. Do this starting at the bottom a few centameters outside the seam.

Step 4: Attach the Buttons and Collar

You will need to cut the shirt in half in the front. Then align up the collar and sew it in first. After that the buttons should line up. this part needs to be neat. The collar doesn't need to be as neat because it will not be seen. To sew it, the t-shirt needs to be folded over and put on top of the button strip. And then sew it together.
Then you are done and you can sport your new button-up tee.

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    16 Discussions

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    CommonSparta

    7 years ago on Step 4

    This is a great project I will most likely make! And the button up you used matched perfectly with your t-shirt, Great job!!

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    kellimaier

    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is EACTLY my "style". I love it and I think I am going to try and make it today.

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    tinytears

    8 years ago on Step 4

    Hey this could probably be done with sweatshirts too, You can make a cute sweatshirt jacket this way!!

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    great_leon_8

    8 years ago on Step 4

     woah!!! that was sooo cool!! i really will try it!!

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    jln825

    10 years ago on Introduction

    this is sooooo cute! thanx so much for sharing!!!! :)

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    mookittie

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I saw this tutorial in a book called 'Tease'(T shirt reconstruction) I found at Barnes & knoble and I wanted to try it.Your shirt came out well:)

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    Yoda2088

    10 years ago on Introduction

    GREAT instructable, i still say that it looks a little like a grandma jacket... it would be great to try out with a zip up? eh? but i like it. good show.

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    abbyh

    10 years ago on Introduction

    this is absolulty amazing. whoever made this is super cool!

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    GorillazMiko

    10 years ago on Introduction

    That's awesome! Definitely going to try this out-- great job. +1 rating.