Gather the fabric between this cut and the neckline and tie with your fabric strip to create the bow. Choose to create a woven pattern on the sides or back of your t-shirt. Create a wider neckline. Place a cutting board between the front and back of your shirt so that you don't cut through both layers.
Stretch out the slits after cutting to make the fabric relax and roll up slightly. Anywhere you create slits will provide some extra stretch in the fabric, which is a great way to make a too-small t-shirt fit a little better. Create an easy peek-a-boo shoulder by simply cutting a half circle out of each arm of the t-shirt.
This will create a round cutout shape on the shoulders when worn. Lay the t-shirt flat and find where the shoulder seams meet with the arm hole seams.
This is where you will make a cut on each side. Cut a piece out of one shoulder, then save the piece you cut away and lay it on the other shoulder to use as a guide. This will ensure both sides look even. Cut vertical slits along the collar for a neckline weave.
Cut small slits all the way around below the collar band of a t-shirt to create a woven pattern. Make sure the cuts are evenly spaced and perpendicular to the neckline. The slits should be about 2 inches 5 cm long. Make the first slit where you want to start half as long as the rest, as it will begin to open up into a hole during this process.
The slits should be about 1 inch 2. Pull the second piece of fabric through the first. Pick up the piece of fabric between the first two cuts you made. Pull the second piece of fabric under and over the first piece, creating a loop. Start where you made your smaller cut. To create more of a braided look, pull the second piece of fabric under the first, then twist it once before moving onto the next step. Weave each piece through the loop before it. Take the third piece of fabric and pull it under and up over the loop you created with the first two pieces.
Remember to twist each loop once before you pull the next piece through it to create more of a braided look if you choose to do so. When you reach the end and you have a final loop with nothing to pull through it, cut the loop in half. Tie the pieces securely to the end of your weaved fabric to secure it. Trim the ends carefully if they are too long.
Weave the sides or back of your t-shirt. Choose to create a woven pattern on the sides or back of your t-shirt. Cut slits and use the same method of pulling one piece under and over the previous piece to create the pattern.
If you weave the sides, make sure you lay the t-shirt flat, with the fabric folded evenly along each side before cutting. If you weave the back, pick up the t-shirt and fold it in the opposite way, so that the arm holes line up and the side seams meet before you cut the back. You can create a more open back with several lines of weaving by cutting longer slits all the way across the back. Cut a slit in each shoulder for bow sleeves.
Lay the shirt flat and cut down from the shoulder along each arm seam to create a 5 inch total cut when unfolded. You may also cut a wider V-shape instead of just a slit if you want more skin to show on the shoulder. However, the more fabric you leave, the more gathered and pronounced the final bow shape will be. Cut pieces from the bottom of the shirt for ties. Cut all the way around the bottom of the t-shirt to create one long strip.
Cut this strip into smaller pieces and tie the end of each sleeve to create a bow shape. You can make the strips longer if you wish to wrap them around several times to create a thicker middle to your bow. Gather together the fabric at the end of your sleeve below the slit you made. Tie tightly with on of your fabric strips.
Make sure you tie the piece in the middle of each sleeve, so it makes an even fanned-out bow shape from the fabric on either side of your shoulder slits. Cut out the neck first for a bow-back shirt. Cut away from the neckline at the back of your shirt, about 4 inches from the top to create a wider U-shape. Then cut out about a 4 by 2 inch strip from the excess material to use as a tie later. You can always adjust this cut to be lower later, so cut less to begin.
Make a slit across the back and gather towards the top. Make a cut all the way across the back of the shirt, 6 inches down from each armpit. Gather the fabric between this cut and the neckline and tie with your fabric strip to create the bow. Make sure to start and end your back cut just inside the side seams of your shirt.
Otherwise, the cut can grow wider around the sides of the shirt. You want to leave just a little extra fabric so the shirt will roll up at your waistline and not high above it. Mark the measurement on your shirt using a fabric marker or a piece of chalk.
Cut the shirt straight across using sharp fabric scissors. It's easiest if you place the shirt on a flat surface. Pull the edges of the shirt so that the fabric will curl over. Cut off the sleeves. Start about 1" 2. Don't discard your scrap fabric. Trim off the neckline if you wish. Cut at the seam so that you don't create a one-shoulder effect.
Pull the edges, so they curl over nicely. Lay the shirt face down on a flat surface. Pinch the fabric together at the base of the armpits. Wrap your fabric scraps around the pinched area. Tie a knot to secure the fabric and tuck the knot underneath the wrap. Wear the shirt on its own. If it reveals too much skin, then wear a bandeau or a tank underneath it. Select the area of your body that you want to expose. You can place razor slits across the back of your shirt, for instance.
Lay your shirt on a flat surface. Place a cutting board between the front and back of your shirt so that you don't cut through both layers. Cut parallel horizontal lines in your shirt using a razor blade or a utility knife. You can cut lines of equal length, or you can cut a long line at the top and cut continuously shorter lines in sequence for a triangular effect.
The sections that you cut will roll up at the edges to create a punk-ish effect. Cut the hem off of both your T-shirt sleeves using sharp fabric scissors.
Use fabric scissors to cut a slit in the sleeves from the bottom to the shoulder seam. Pull the edges, so they curl over. This will also give you more slack to for tying in the next step.
Tie the loose edges of the fabric together at the base of the slit. This tie will create a cute peep-through effect.
To get a trendy look you should cut those sleeves in equal or unequal sections as per your wish. Or you can cut the sleeves off and cut the neck portion in any design round neck, deep neck, etc. There are lots of possibilities, just do what you think looks good! Not Helpful 3 Helpful How do I choose a shirt to make a muscle shirt? I want to make one, but I don't know what type of shirt would look good.
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