Turn t-shirt into shorts in a quick way

t-shirt into shorts

Here’s another quick DIY project that you can finish within 15 minutes. Turning t-shirt into shorts is one of easiest DIY project you can try at your home.  I know there are lots of DIY projects that teach how to turn a t-shirt into shorts. But here, I am trying to make this easy and quick way. This will help you to reuse something you would otherwise throw away.

What you’ll need?

  • T-shirt
  • Scissor
  • Sewing machine or needle and treads
  • Elastic
  • Safety pin

choose a t-shirt to turn a t-shirt into shorts

For this DIY project, use an old t-shirt of yours or your boyfriend’s, dads or maybe your brother’s. okay then! Let’s turn a t-shirt into shorts.

First, lay your t-shirt on a flat surface. It’s always better to use a plain color t-shirt or in case if there is a logo turn shirt inside out. Trust me, it’s going to work!

Now using the edge of the shirt as head of the shorts cut it using an old shirt you are using.

 t-shirt into shorts

  Step two- create the pattern

Grab your best fitting pair of shorts, lay it over your shirt fold it over and trace it out. Make sure you are leaving about half and inches for seam allowance.  Now cut on the lines you just drew. In here if you are a beginner 1st you can trace the shorts pattern on a paper. Then you can use the pattern to make short.

 t-shirt into shorts

 Step three- sewing part

When you are done with cutting, face the two pieces right sides together and sew down the sides. For this, you can use sig sag stitch. It will give nice clean and more of a professional look. If you are using needles and treads make sure to sew it twice on the same line. If not you can’t use this for a long time.


Turn t-shirt into shorts

 Step four- constructing the shorts

Now lay your fabric wrong side together and pin the edges. Now stitch that. After you done with sewing your piece should be like this. As you can see we are half done with our t-shirt into shorts. You are closed ladies, You have just a few steps to finish your t-shirt shorts.

t-shirt short step five

Take the safety pin and pin your elastic. Gather it all across the waist. Now, stitch the open area of the waistband.

t-shirt short step six

You are done!

Yeey! You are officially done with t-shirt into a shorts project. And your short should look like this.

 t-shirt into shorts

As you can see making t-shirt into shorts is quite an easy DIY project and also a fun project. Who thought just an old t-shirt can build something completely different. So all I am saying is think twice before you throw your old garments because sometimes those outfits can make something you can’t even buy from amounts of money. I really hope this article helped you.

15 creative men’s shirt refashion ideas

men's shirt refashion
       Men’s Shirt Refashion   Image Source: Google

Do you know that there are thousands of men’s shirt refashion ideas for a women’s dress? From simple top to romper you can refashion anything using just a simple shirt.  So let’s give it a try.

If you are not into cutting and sewing you know what you can just make simple style by pulling the shirt down or wrapping the arms around waist. All you have to do is just think outside the box. Don’t forget, unique styles never get old. Here are some inspirational ideas for you to try men’s shirt recycle DIY projects. Al of them are super easy to try and no sewing include. All you have to do is just rapping the shirt around your body. This clothing life hacks every girl should try at least once in her life.

Love the idea of turning men’s short into this cute skirt.

mens shirt into skirt
Image Source: YouTube FashionByAlly

An oversized shirt? Turn it into this cute dress and make it look much cooler with matching jacket.

mens shirt frock
Oversized shirt into cute dress Image Source: By Wilima

Can’t find anything to wear for date night? This rap up men’s shirt dress is perfect for that.

mens shirt hacks
Source: Teorema

Looking for new clothes for spring and summer? What about your favorite shirts of your boyfriend.

mens shirt dress
Your boyfriend shirt into a dress Image Source: Google

It’s all about the creativeness and the basic knowledge of fashion and trends.

no sew top from shirt
Image Source: DIY Fashionsense

men’s shirt refashion into a frock

Make tank dress

Can just a normal, baggy shirt turned into this cute…?  This is an easy DIY project which required minimum sewing skills.

  • What you have to do is lay your shirt on work surface.
  • Make sure shirt is iron well if not we can’t measure the exact measurement.
  • Close all the buttons on the shirt. Next cut the sleeve and cut the bottom part of the shirt.
  • Next, stitch the bottom part and attach an elastic.
  • All done! Your tank top is ready to wear.
men's shirt into tank top
Oversized Shirt into a tank top Image Source: Google

Men’s shirt into a knotted dress

For this DIY dress, all you have to do is just remove the sleeves and attach them to waste.

men's shirt refashion
Men’s shirt into a knotted dress Image Source: Google

Halter neck dress from men’s shirt

Turn the oversized shirt into your favorite halter neck dress for this summer.

halter neck dress from shirt
Halter neck dress Image Source: Google

Beach cover-up

Downsize your boyfriend’s’ shirt and turn it into beach cover-up.

men's shirt refashion
Image Source: Google

simple Off  shoulder dress from a shirt

off shoulder dress from shirt
Image Source: Gatheredky

Easy steps of making off  shoulder dress from a shirt

  • 1st remove the pockets from the shirt. But if you like to keep the pocket, you can keep it.
  • Mark the length of your dress. If you want a too short dress you can cut some fabric off from the shirt. But it’s always better to have extra fabric. So be careful when you are cutting the shirt. we can’t add fabric for your dress if it accidentally becomes too short.
  • Next, cut off the neckline. If you are going to cut the neck measure half of the shoulder measurement. You just have to mark the middle point. What I recommend is take less fabric 1st. for example, take one inch 1st   from the collar side and cut it, check it and wear it. If you feel comfortable with that measurement you can carry on but if you want to wide neck you can increase it.  For complete the neckline,
  • Now using a top or a dress that perfectly fit your body, trace your dress.when you are tracing always leave one or two inches extra for seam allowance. Now cut it off.
  • Sew or glue both sides of the top.  You can cut off the button from the top or you can keep the buttons. If you cut the buttons stitch sides together. Hem both armholes.
  • Now we are officially done with sewing. Cut off extra fabrics and treads for a perfect finish.

Upcycle shirt into top

One off shoulder top

Ths is a super cute DIY project you can try at your home.  Make your own unique off shoulder top from your boyfriend’s shirt.

men's shirt into top

men's shirt refashion
Image Source: A pair & Spare

Front knotted top made from shirt

Bored of wearing the same knotted top that everyone else is wearing? So, why not make your own knotted top that no one owns?  It’s all about adding just a bit of cutting and stitching.

front knotted top from shirt
Image Source: The Felted Fox

turn into a loose tank top

Tank tops are just perfect for summer.

loose tank top from shirt
Loose Tank Top Image Source: Google

men’s shirt refashion into Romper

Not just a cover-up dress, top but a super cute romper can make from just a shirt. Making romper from the shirt is a bit hard also it will take awhile but it’s worth to try because the outcome is incredibly cute. Anyway, I won’t recommend this DIY project for beginners.

romper from shirt
Image Source: Chic Creative Life
romper from shirt
Image Source: Firstladies club

men’s shirt refashion is not all about lower price but it totally unique. Sometimes we feel a little bit boring seeing same dress wearing other girls. But this won’t happen if you wearing your own handmade outfit. You’ll get more attraction and of course lot more compliments. Not everyone can make men’s shirt refashion dress like you do. So make your own outfits, get attraction and rock the world.

simple way to make crop top bralette from an old t-shirt

crop top bralette
Crop Top Bralette Image Courtesy: Looksgud.in

This DIY project, I thought to give you an idea of turning an old t-shirt into crop top bralette.  Bralettes are famous today and it provides a reasonable amount of support for small to average busted women. with the back strappy, bralettes are kinda hot too. But the problem is we have to spend lots of money when it is such a little fabric.  so instead of spending much money on stores, why don’t you try to make one at home?

what you’ll nee

  • t-shirt
  • elastic
  • scissor
  • pins
  • needles and treads
  • measuring tape
  • an old bra

items for crop top bralette

step one- measure your bra size for crop top bralette

Lay your t-shirt on a flat surface. now measure the length you want your bra to be. normally 10 to 12 inches is perfect. now cut off the length from the bottom side of the t-shirt. this is the front side of your brallete. As you can see,  we don’t ruin our t-shirt, You can still use your cut off t-shirt as a crop top or whatever you like. Now measure your chest and all around the body. Add two extra inches and cut off your bra. Now you have two pieces.

t shirt into bra

step two- Attaching elastic

you will need six pieces (or you can add more) of elastic to cover the back side of your crop top bralette. make sure the elastic are longer than the front piece of the bra. now measure your front piece of the bra and mark five places to attach the elastic. Now go ahead and pin the elastic on the places you just marked. when you are complete with one side attach the other side.Then put back piece on the elastics. sew both edges.  Make sure elastics are tight enough and comfortable. Turn the bra inside outside and sew both edges. woo woo, trust me! this is gonna work.

diy crop top bralette

once all of your elastics are attached you can keep this way or you can add another two straps which are only for decorations and completely optional.

step three- attach the bra to crop top bralette

Take your old bra. Remove all straps and cut off the back side.

crop top bralette cut

Now put this bra into the bralette. Pin it. wear it. If it is perfectly fit to your breast sew it around the bra.

diy bralette

Okay ladies, now we are officially done with making DIY bralette.  Here is the final outcome looks like,

diy bralette final outcome

Wear your DIY bralette with high waist skirt or trouser. Also, you can wear it with a  loose tank top, halter top or a sheer shirt. It’s the pretty way to show off some skin without leaving a “regular” bra fully visible. Also, you can turn your crop top bralette into a unique bathing suit which no one owns.  I hope this article really helped you. Try DIYing ladies. It is easy, fun and also money saving.  For this DIY project I only spend about  1 dollar but it worth more than 10 dollars.


How to Make No-Sew Knotted Top from Old T-Shirt

No-Sew Knotted Top

How about your favorite baggy top turn into no-sew Knotted top ? Did you know that giving a simple knot to your top will change its entire look? Knots give a cute look for your outfit. knots are quite famous fashion these days. knotted t-shirt, knotted shirts, knotted skirts see… knots everywhere!

we all have unfitting baggy tops but with the comfortableness, we love to wear them so much. so making your baggy top into knotted top would give you a more chance to wear your favorite top every day. And knotted tops are the best solution for your boring and old tops. No-sew knotted top is one of easiest project you can try at your home. Okay, let’s start then.

what you’ll need?

  • t-shirt
  • scissor
  • marking pen or chalk

knotted top item

When you are selecting a t-shirt it’s better to select a baggy t-shirt. 1st lay your shirt on a flat surface and fold it into the half.

fold it into half

Next, draw a triangle and cut it. Now as you can see both sides have ties.  what you are gonna do next is lay t-shirt on a flat surface and fold the front side to upward. Next cut out the triangle the fabric of back side. Make sure front piece is facing upward right now because you don’t accidentally cut front triangle as well.

knotted top 3rd step

cut on the triangle

cut it off

Next, cut through the middle of the triangle and just cut upwards. so you just made two ties for your t-shirt. Now take the edges of the ties and stretch it. after that, all you have to do is take the two ends and tie them together. And that’s it!

knotted top step 5

Wear your no-sew knotted top with high waist jeans or shorts and let a little bit of your skin peep out. Also knotted top and ripped jeans would be a perfect match. Try to make your own ripped jeans at home.  If you like more feminine outfit wear this with a long maxi skirt.  Also, you can even wear this as a bathing suit cover-up.

DIY knotted top

Happy DIYing ladies! Try more DIY projects from scissortwists.com.