Diy t shirt cutting ideas. Because the t shirt is a knit fabric the edges will not fray but will roll slightly to create a mock hem all around the edges. After our first t shirt rag rug tutorial i got lots of requests to make a rectangle shaped rag rug. Its simple and cute and a great upcycle diy who knew an old oversized mens t shirt could be so sexy.
You will need a pair of scissors sewing machine or a needle and thread and some patience. I had simon try on the cape to make sure that it wasnt too long and made a few tiny adjustments to the length. Place the trim right sides together starting at the bottom hem and going up to the shoulder seam and all the way back down to the back bottom hem mine was 4 in width and about 2 yards.
One of the most popular ways to repurpose old clothes is to use them to make new clothes and there are many many options for doing this. In part 1 well discuss making a very basic t shirt quilt with no sashing between t shirts no batting a microfleece or other fabric backing and no binding. Of course i am happy to make one because it was so much fun and a hand made rag rug looks beautiful in any style home from farmhouse to bohemian to modern.
Lay the tank on top of the shirt and make marks with the pen showing the neck line depth and strap thickness for reference. For you girls who have ever picked up any swag t shirts over the years you know that its pretty rare that the shirt actually fits. Cutting t shirt into sexy one piece dress.
Amongst my favorite of such projects are t shirt slippers.