DIY Crafting a Chic Bow Tie T-Shirt Refashion

For my second blog post in the Bows, Bows, and Bows series, I am going to show everyone something super simple and super cute. In fact, you can remake this Bow Front T-shirt in like 10 minutes.

I’m not sure if I mentioned this before … the last three years, I have been in law school. That’s one of the biggest reasons that between 2015 and 2016, I didn’t have any posts. Well, I’m glad to say that in two short weeks, I will be done! Unfortunately, that also means 10 hour days studying for the Bar … sigh. I’m piling up some happiness by making myself some refashioned t-shirts before I take the “plunge” into never-never land.

Refashion a Plain T-Shirt with a Bow Front T-Shirt

Materials:

Starting with a plain blue t-shirt. I bought this about two sizes too big, so that I could refashion. Plus, it was only $1.50 for half-price day at the Salvation Army.

Using a well-fitted shirt, measure.

On the armpit, angle slightly down. I did this freehand.

Pin the sleeve seems together.

Sew the sleeve using a zig-zag stitch.

Line up the bottom of the shirt. You want to pin and cut the sides, paying careful attention to the bottoms.

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Cut.

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Make sure you cut the triangle out of the armpit.

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Turn inside-out. I cut off the seam, because I wanted the end to be straight across.

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Here’s the pile of extras.

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Cut out a square out of the extra fabric and make a bow using my bow tutorial.

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Put some fabric glue on the bottom side of the bow.

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Now, add it to the shirt near the “V”! 🙂

The Final:

Would you wear this refashioned bow front t-shirt?

11 thoughts on “DIY Crafting a Chic Bow Tie T-Shirt Refashion”

  1. You are so clever, I swear you could take someones’s wardrobe when they are bored of it and totally transform it with your refashioning creative ideas. Actually it could be a whole business plan! Love how you make this T shirt look made to measure on you and so much more interesting than the plain original.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

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  2. You are so clever, I swear you could take someones’s wardrobe when they are bored of it and totally transform it with your refashioning creative ideas. Actually it could be a whole business plan! Love how you make this T shirt look made to measure on you and so much more interesting than the plain original.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

    Reply
  3. This is great! I really need to expand my sewing skills to include tailoring. I like the idea of using thrifted clothing to begin with. The look is great! Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

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  4. This is great! I really need to expand my sewing skills to include tailoring. I like the idea of using thrifted clothing to begin with. The look is great! Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

    Reply

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