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Published on March 19th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain

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Lickety Split Refashion of a Plain T – You’ll <3 This Idea

I have a problem, I cannot leave a plain t-shirt alone, and especially white T’s. They are my nemesis. It’s agony for this crafty mom to see just a plain old white shirt. Even if it’s not against the laws of nature, I think somewhere in the crafter’s handbook, it’s one of those minor laws, and I’m free to follow that one to the T. Ha, T- as in T-shirt. Get it? Oh gee, feeling punny today.

 

Lickety Split Refashion of a Plain T - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

So I think this one is probably one of the fastest redesigns I’ve ever done – a refashion of a plain t-shirt.

I handcut a heart out of a piece of 12×12 white cardstock, any color, it doesn’t matter. I folded it in half, then traced a heart and cut it out.

Lickety Split Refashion of a Plain T - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Now, take your shirt, and have your model put it on, and make two small pins at the top of the heart to show the topmost placement.

Turn the shirt inside out, and using the pins, place the heart onto the shirt.

Lickety Split Refashion of a Plain T - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

 

Use a pencil to trace around the heart onto the T-shirt.

 

Lickety Split Refashion of a Plain T - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

Use a ruler and trace vertical lines in the shirt to follow for your cuts. I left my cuts about 1/2 inch wide. I started by leaving 1.4 inch on each side of the middle of the heart, and then did my cuts from there. Simply make a small hole in the material, then cut along the line you have traced.

Lickety Split Refashion of a Plain T - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Once the shirt is complete, stretch the heart down and the material will curl under itself.

Viola!

 

Lickety Split Refashion of a Plain T - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Lickety Split Refashion of a Plain T - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com



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2 Responses to Lickety Split Refashion of a Plain T – You’ll <3 This Idea

  1. Kristi says:

    What type of fabric is your t-shirt? I used a t-shirt that is 100% cotton and when I stretch the bottom the fabric doesn’t curl under itself. Or maybe I have to hold it like that for awhile?

    Thanks, Kristi

    • says:

      Hi Kristi, it’s a Hanes Cotton Tee. If you stretch it sideways- horizontally, it should stretch out, instead of top to bottom. Hope that helps!
      kris

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