February 22, 2011

Turn a T-Shirt Into A Vest

I am the master of destroying things with scissors.  You can ask anyone.  Growing up, I would "fix" my clothes, cut off my dolls' hair, and chop at my own hair.  Nothing is safe around me.

Sometimes I use my skills for good.  In this case, I turned a long-sleeve t-shirt into a vest.

What you'll need:
*masking tape (optional)

1.  Lay your shirt out on a hard flat surface.

2.  Cut the sleeves off of the shirt.  It's best to start at the armpit and go up.  

3.  Make a V with masking tape on the front of the shirt.  This will help you cut in a straight line.  Cut from the sides of the neck down to the point of the V shape.  Cut off any remaining collar.

4.  You now have a vest!  For a more tailored look, you can stitch where the fabric has been cut.  I prefer the no sew look.



  1. Hahaha really nice cutting technique with that masking tape! Such a lovely blog. :)

    Follow mine please? It'll mean so much to me.

  2. Awesome, that looks great on you!

  3. wow so cute! I could never make that I would screw it up :)

  4. Very creative, you wouldn't be able to tell that it used to be a t.shirt. I'm sure it'll live a very happy life as a vest

  5. larasss: Thanks! I'll be sure to check out your blog.

    Felicity: Thank you. I think I might have cut a little too far down.

    Erika: You can totally do it!

    Laura: I think it will. I've made a lot of clothes out of old shirts.

  6. your tutorials are so innovative and like really easy. love it. i could totally maneuver through this, thanks for the idea and not making things complicated. you pretty much rock ♥

  7. You're so sweet! There are more to come!

  8. Great idea..i'll definitely do it!