Vintage Inspired Tie Front Shirt:)




Pretty much all you need is an old shirt, a pair of scissors,  cotton and a needle for this one! It's a great way to give something old a new look and is eco friendly too! :)
I did my sewing by hand, but if you prefer you can use a machine. Also you can make a vintage head tie from the fabric from the shirt sleeves! It's really easy and is inspired from the 50's, I hope you enjoy!


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Step 1: You Will Need...

You will need:
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Matching cotton thread
  • A needle (for hand stitching) / Sewing machine (for machine sewing)  
  • Pins

Step 2: Cutting Sleeves...

Lay your shirt out flat and cut both sleeves off, roughly 1cm away from the sleeve seam.
Don't panic if the edges aren't all the exact same length - they won't be seen anyway. 

Step 3: Pin and Stitch...

Fold your 1cm extra of sleeve fabric underneath the original sleeve seam, and pin in place.

Stitch around the whole arm hole, using a machine or by hand. I found it easier to do by hand, using a prick-stitch, which is essentially a stitch you can barely see from the outside.   

Step 4: Tie Front...

Put on your shirt as normal then undo the bottom few buttons, and tie shirt edges in a knot. 

Step 5: Hair Tie...

Unpick the seam on both the cut off sleeves. Roll them both up, securing with a few stitches here and there, then pin the ends and stitch together. 

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    6 years ago on Step 4

    I think this tutorial is awesome :) Will definitely try it :)