DIY | Mens Shirt into Women’s Top

DIY | Mens Shirt into Women’s Top

Here is a new fun tutorial to change you’re boyfriend/brother/dad/uncle’s shirt into a pretty top! 
I really wanted a simple comfortable top to wear around the house and got the idea to turn one of my boyfriends shirt into a comfy top. But when I finished the base, there was still something missing… So a friend of mine gave me the idea to make a shape on fabric by simply making holes and pulling wool trough them. I just love how it finishes the look of the top!Thank you Jasmijn for the amazing tip!
1. Cut the collar and the sleeves of.
2. Pin the top of the shirt. Make sure that you keep enough space, because this is where you’re ribbon is going to be.
3+4. Sew the top part.
5. Pull the ribbon trough the top part that you just sewed together.
6. Sew the sides according to how wide you want the shirt to be.
7. There you go, first part is done!
8. Draw a shape of you’re choice on the shirt with fabric chalk(I choose a lovely heart shape)
9. Cut holes along the shape with scissors. Make sure that the holes are evenly apart from each other. (Or as one of our readers suggested, use a darning needle and sew the wool along the line- thanks Maery!)
10. Pul some twine or wool in you’re choice of color trough the holes.
All finished!


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  • Maranda 28th June 2012 at 3:53 pm

    How cute! Thanks for sharing! <3

  • Keri 1st July 2012 at 1:32 am

    Where do you find the awesome ribbon? It actually looks comfy to have around your neck.

  • Anonymous 3rd July 2012 at 9:40 am

    Nice one….

    nice art I must say…..

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    • 3rd July 2012 at 9:42 am

      And heart looking really cute on it…

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  • Anonymous 6th June 2013 at 6:56 am

    I think, maybe, I could actually do this one.
    (runs off to find husbands shirt)

  • Naomi 24th June 2013 at 7:09 am

    This is really pretty. I am going to do the same:)

  • forest and lakes 20th August 2014 at 4:45 am

    forest and lakes offer blank t shirts for free screen printing.

  • maery 9th August 2015 at 6:03 pm

    great idea but may i suggest instead of cutting holes for the heart you just use a needle …..if your yarn is heavy a darning needle will still work.

    • Lana Red Author 10th August 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Maery, thank you for the suggestion, that is a great idea! I added it to the tutorial. Thanks!!

  • Shea C 12th September 2015 at 8:11 pm

    None of the step by step photos are visible? Could you possibly email them to me?

    • Lana Red Author 15th September 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Hi Shea,
      I am not sure what happened there, but I re-uploaded the images, you should be able to see them again :)
      Sorry for the inconvenience! xx

  • Hope 19th February 2017 at 4:34 pm

    i love it! So cool!

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