T shirt Refashion

May 28, 2017

Update your wardrobe with a quick t shirt refashion. Playing with former clothes, having a go at adapting them doesn’t cost anything but time and a little imagination.

This is a super quick and easy way to refashion your old t shirt, add a splash of color with this step by step sewing tutorial #sewing #refashion


I regularly hold upcycling t-shirt’s into necklace workshops, it seems only fitting that I wear a refashioned t shirt for the events. 

A simple white t shirt transformed with a textured pink t shirt.


To refashion your t shirt make a diagonal cut along the bottom. With a second t shirt cut a tube of fabric.


With the right sides together stitch together, you may need to gather the extra fabric slightly so it fits flat. Hem the new edge.

Cut 1 ” strips for binding the edge of the sleeves. Pin these right sides together along the edges of the sleeve. Stitch round.


Turn over to the inside of the t shirt and pin in place.


Stitch along the edge of sleeve.

With the remains of your complimentary t shirt you may wish to make yourself a necklace to match.


What’s your favourite t shirt refashion? If you love necklaces check out my tutorial for a t-shirt necklace (I am amazed at just how popular this the necklace tutorial is!).


4 comments so far.

4 responses to “T shirt Refashion”

  1. Sybil says:

    This looks lovely and original. Thanks for sharing it at #handmademonday

  2. Michelle says:

    The tee looks so much better! What a great alteration.

  3. Ooh, I really like the added touch on the sleeves! And that necklace is really cool! 🙂 Lisa

  4. Julie says:

    Great refashion Vicky, I love the asymmetric look.

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