I’m the kind of person who always wants to ‘thrown on something’ over a t-shirt. A lightweight denim/chambray shirt or a plaid shirt or a cardigan are my three most favorite options to wear over a t-shirt or a dress.Since I have a ton of old t-shirts lying around, I decided to turn one into a cardigan for casual use. This is one of the most easiest DIY and hardly takes you ten minutes. Also, the options here are endless. I chose a plain v-neck tee in a very thin, soft material (bought in Marks & Spencers ages ago). If you have any t-shirts in a thick sweater material that you hardly use because it’s too warm to layer with anything else, it would make a great cardigan for layering!You can choose a striped tee or a printed one too. Or you could choose a plain one like me and add your own designs over it. You can add embellishments, studs or spikes, patchwork pockets, brooches, or simply paint/write over it with fabric markers! Like I said the options are endless. But let’s get started with the basics:
What you need
Draw a straight line from the center of the t-shirt neck, all the way to the bottom
Cut across the line to ‘open up’ the t-shirt
Fold the edge over about 1/4th inch and hem the edge with a thread and needle
Iron the edges to make them flat and you are good to go!
I love your idea.. Will sure give a try 😉
This is super easy and I think even someone as clumsy as yours truly can get it right.
This post has come around a perfect time for me. I have to submit an assignment and I have searching for a simple DIY project for a while now. For a person like me who can hardly stitch, this looks very doable. Thanks for posting this. 🙂
Such a cool idea!
This is such an easy DIY, love it!
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Vow..such a great DIY idea..simple and time efficient..(www.chiciconic.com)