Upcycle a $3 Thrifted Flannel Shirt With Cold Shoulders

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Introduction: Upcycle a $3 Thrifted Flannel Shirt With Cold Shoulders

About: I breathe new life into old clothes by upcycling thrifted finds into new garments. It's possible to be fashionable and sustainably responsible on a small budget. I am happiest when I am sewing and working ...

Make a trendy, cold shoulder top on the cheap with a thrifted flannel shirt. I scored this like-new flannel shirt at the thrift store for only $3. I was inspired to add cold shoulder cutouts after seeing something similar at the mall. This easy refashioning project took less than one hour to make.

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Step 1: Mark Cold Shoulder Cutouts

Mark the cold shoulder cutouts with a french curve.

Step 2: Cut Out Shoulder Holes

Detach the collar and cut out the cold shoulder holes.

Step 3: Sew Bias Binding to Shoulder Holes

To finish the shoulder holes, sew bias binding to the front, flip it around and sew it down from the back.

Step 4: Attach Collar

Reattach the collar and sew it closed

Step 5: Enjoy Your Shirt

Wear your shirt and get lots of compliments.

For more refashion ideas and tutorials, visit my blog www.trevorlovesmommy.com

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    9 Discussions

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    krkdee
    krkdee

    3 years ago

    What if I don't want the cut to be so far down?

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    m4lin
    m4lin

    Reply 3 years ago

    You can cut out the cold shoulders as low or as high as you'd like. Move up the end of the french curve higher for a smaller cutout

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    YourMagesty
    YourMagesty

    3 years ago

    that is out and out WOW! I'm not a girly female, but that is really the cool part of practical and attractively sexy!

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    trevorlovesmommy
    trevorlovesmommy

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks! I like how the masculine flannel plays off the feminine shoulders.

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    YourMagesty
    YourMagesty

    Reply 3 years ago

    YES! That's it exactly!

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    parisusa
    parisusa

    3 years ago

    I love it!

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    3 years ago

    Love the look and the price! And you can't go wrong with it being super simple to accomplish, too! Great job :)

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    trevorlovesmommy
    trevorlovesmommy

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks for your comment. Greatly appreciated!