Thursday, August 29, 2013

T-shirt restyle

Hello fans and Fox News viewers! Today I am bringing you the as-seen-on-TV tube top.

You will need:

  • a ruler
  • pins
  • 1 inch woven elastic
  • scissors
  • a t-shirt
  • 1 large safety pin

Step 1
Cut the top off of the Tshirt. If your design is lower than the underarms, cut from underarm to underarm and save yourself from needing to stitch up the sides. If your design is high, you will need to cut the sides and 2.5 inches above the design.

Step 2
Stitch up sides using 1/2 an inch seam allowance if needed.

Step 3
Once your sides are sewn, you need to turn down the top 1/2 inch of material and stitch so your raw edges will be hidden by the next step.

Step 4
Now turn the top down again, 1 1/4 inches. You are basically making a tunnel for your 1 inch elastic to slide into. Sew very close to the bottom, closing the tunnel, but leaving room for the elastic. Leave a 2 inch opening to feed the elastic through.

Step 5
Put your elastic around your chest to see how tight you want the top to be. Add 1 inch and cut to size. 
Attach a large safety pin to the elastic and begin working it through your tunnel.
Step 6
Work your safety pin through until it comes out the other side. Pin in place using safety pin and check for size. You can make it a little tighter if you want. When you have it where you like it, sew your elastic ends together, cut off any excess elastic and close the hole. 
Step 7
Work the material around the elastic to get it even and presto! A tube top. This is great as the top to a gameday dress, or on it's own. Either way, it is a fun way to restyle a tee. 

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