Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Tie Shirt


When I saw the link that Megan from the Brassy Apple posted to my Motivate Me Monday party, I knew that moment that I wanted to do it! I knew the exactly what shirt I wanted to use too. I have a shirt that has gone through one pregnancy and nursing two kids... so it's a little frumpy and stretched out. I thought that it would be perfect for this!

This is how I made it:
1) Find a shirt that is about one size bigger than you usually wear
2) Cut a line down the middle of the shirt
3) Using a measuring tape, cut strips that are about an inch apart and 3 inches wide
4) Cut strips on the other side of the shirt
5) Starting at the top, tie the strips into knots and continue all the way down

And you're down. So simple and easy!




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29 comments:

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

GREAT idea! I love it!!!

Donene said...

Very cute! What a great idea to do with discard shirts you have.

Kendra Goodrich said...

Can I say that I just love this??? How fun and simple!

Mom2fur said...

That's really pretty! I love how the ties give it a 'girly' touch!

Creations By Cindy said...

How cute. Be blessed. Cindy

Meg said...

Very cute and so simple! Great job.

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{All Thingz Related} said...

WOW...fast and easy! Thanks for linking up to Anything Related!
~Bridgette

Monica said...

Super Cool! I love crafts, and I love easy!! Thank you!! I am pretty sure I have a few of those pregnacy shirt lying around!!

Carol said...

What a clever idea, I love it!
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Star @ A Load Of Craft said...

This is great! Sounds super easy and looks great :)

jenjen said...

That shirt is adorable! I saw it on Brassy Apple too and it's been on my to do list ever since!

Yours turned out super cute!

XOXO
Jen

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

Great idea!

Danielle said...

Wow! That's neat! Your so creative!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I never would have thought of that, very creative!

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

This is seriously adorable! I am going to dig through my materity stuff and see if I have a shirt I can do this too! Thanks for sharing!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Such a sweet feminine shirt! Glad I stopped by!

Rachel R. said...

Any idea how it does in the wash?

I am thinking it could also be interesting cut on an asymmetrical curve (from the collarbone area, curving down to that center line), or maybe with a "v" cut out of the top and then tied back on. Not sure how that would work, but I might give it a try on a throwaway shirt. :)

Kaysi said...

Rachel:
I have washed it and dried it twice now and it's fine. You have to fix the knots because they get stuck in the holes but other than that it's been great!
Kaysi

kpmattingly said...

Cute! Looks great on too.

Misty said...

Very cute!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

What an easy way to redo a shirt! Great job!

Fawnda said...

Way cute! I love a good t-shirt refashion! :)

CRAZYMOM said...

Adorable! thanks for the tut! Love the pic of it on, because sometimes they don't look as good on. This is really cute on you!

the momma said...

I LOVE IT!!! I am DEFINITELY trying this one today!

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

cute and simple. love it!
I'd love to have this linked to my weekly link party "Make my Style Mondays"

www.avidaccents.blogspot.com

Lee said...

I actually made one of these, but cut up the outsides and sleeves. It ended up too small. Do your knots stay well or do they eventually come apart?

Aubree said...

I want to make one- it is super cute! but I am wondering about modesty. Are the knots going to untie and the shirt fly open? Do they leave gaps that you can see through?

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treehugginishard said...

This is too super cute! The girls and I will be doing this next week as a homeschool project. I will also be posting a link to this on my blog, http://Treehugginishard.wordpress.com
I LOVE IT!!

handmadebyclairebear.com said...

Oh I love this.
My sister is currently expecting her second. I wonder if she has any stretched out t-shirts she's bored with?