It has been incredibly hot and humid the past few days. I somehow survived this weekend without turning on the A/C, but my T-shirts didn’t. In a fit of frenzy, I hacked the sleeves off some of my shirts and I’ll show you how.
It’s really easy all you need are:
Fabric shears: I have the Red Dot 8-Inch Dressmaker Shears-True Left Hand because they’re the only left handed ones I could find. They work pretty well so far.
A T-shirt: cutting a jersey knit t-shirt won’t unravel so no sewing!
Marking tool (optional): I used a white charcoal pencil on a dark shirt but anything that is visible and easy to remove would work too.
First put on the shirt and draw how you want the neckline and sleeves to look.
I like to make little marks on the lowest part of the neckline, the shoulders and right under the armpit. (As indicated by the white dots.)
Cut slits on the marks. If you’re not sure about where to cut, try cutting a little higher to play it safe. You can always cut more off later but you can’t do the opposite.
Connect the slits you’ve cut out. Make sure to have the shirt pulled taut so you get the smoothest cut. It’s okay if it’s a little messy, you can touch it up later.
Put on your new tank top and make adjustments if needed.
Here is the final result:
That’s it! I might even cut it down the middle and make it into a vest. Not sure how that’ll turn out. I just want to destroy things sometimes. If you have any better ways to stay cool this summer let me know in the comments below.