Heart Cut Out Shirt Tutorial For Valentine’s Day


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Today’s blog post is a heart cut out shirt tutorial for Valentine’s Day! We’ll upcycle a faded t-shirt into something really spiffy. Like most stay-at-home or work-from-home moms, I really don’t have a need to dress up. This might seem kind of funny since I run a blog that has a lot of recycled clothing.

Also, if you are like me, then you have some of these faded-out t-shirts hanging around.  Perfect for refashioning those t-shirts into something cool!

Today's blog post is a heart cut out shirt tutorial for Valentine's Day! We'll upcycle a faded t-shirt into something really spiffy. Like most stay-at-home or work-from-home moms, I really don't have a need to dress up. This might seem kind of funny since I run a blog that has a lot of recycled clothing. Also, if you are like me, then you have some of these faded-out t-shirts hanging around.  Perfect for refashioning those t-shirts into something cool!

Heart Cut Out Shirt Tutorial For Valentine’s Day

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This shirt is also too big. I like a nice fitting t-shirt. So I got out one that fits pretty well (my husband bought me this as a souvenir from his trip to FL). You will want to add a seam allowance, although t-shirt material is fairly forgiving. But just use any shirt that you like the fit of.

Oh, I’ve also made two three more shirts: a love t-shirt refash and another heart cut out shirt tutorial refash … and here is my newest heart design with light hand embroidery.

Mark on the sides, including under the arm pits.

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Sew on the edges.  A good trick here is to line up the bottom of the sleeves and the bottom of the t-shirt actual bottom and pin them in intervals. Here, I used a zig-zag stitch that was close together, just like you see in actual t-shirts.

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Cut along the outside edge. If you’ve pinned, you could also cut before you sew. Make sure not to cut the zig zags, but it’s not too important. Machine sewn stitches are fairly strong.

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Fold a piece of paper in half and lay around the faded out part.

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Cut out half of the heart. A heart is the same on both sides.

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Make sure it fits, and adjust as necessary. You might like yours fatter or skinnier. Or the material may call for something in a slightly different shape.

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Mark it around the faded-out part. Make sure it fits! Use a bigger piece of paper if necessary.

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Now, use the template to cut out the red. You can just use red jersey fabric or another t-shirt. Even if that one is faded too! Give a lot of allowance. This is for part that you are going to cut out of the shirt.

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

This is the tricky part. Make sure the red heart on the inside of the t-shirt fits the blue markings on the outside of the t-shirt. You can see here that I pinned the top of the heart around the two bumps, and then the center of the “dip.”  This will give me a good idea.

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Now I was able to pin around the entire heart. * I didn’t show it here, but you can also cut the heart out of the red material with a generous seam allowance, and then cut the smaller heart after.

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And sew it in.

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

And cut it out. (Baby, don’t break my heart … okay, bad joke.)

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Turn the t-shirt inside out.  On the sewing machine, sew lines about an inch apart inside the heart.

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Make a small incision with your scissors. to start the cut.

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Continue between the stitches.  These are not straight cuts across. Feel free to make the cuts as big as you want or as wide as you want. The more the merrier.

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Now let’s get rid of that ugly collar. T-shirt material is great because you don’t actually have to make a t-shirt collar if you don’t want to (although you can, if you want).

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Lay out the t-shirt to make sure that the collar matches the heart.

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

And here it is after being laundered!

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

 

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

The final:

Refashion a Faded T-Shirt Into a Heart Cut-Out for Valentine's Day - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a a few snips and lace for the day of love. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

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Today's blog post is a heart cut out shirt tutorial for Valentine's Day! We'll upcycle a faded t-shirt into something really spiffy. Like most stay-at-home or work-from-home moms, I really don't have a need to dress up. This might seem kind of funny since I run a blog that has a lot of recycled clothing. Also, if you are like me, then you have some of these faded-out t-shirts hanging around.  Perfect for refashioning those t-shirts into something cool!

Today's blog post is a heart cut out shirt tutorial for Valentine's Day! We'll upcycle a faded t-shirt into something really spiffy. Like most stay-at-home or work-from-home moms, I really don't have a need to dress up. This might seem kind of funny since I run a blog that has a lot of recycled clothing. Also, if you are like me, then you have some of these faded-out t-shirts hanging around.  Perfect for refashioning those t-shirts into something cool!

Today's blog post is a heart cut out shirt tutorial for Valentine's Day! We'll upcycle a faded t-shirt into something really spiffy. Like most stay-at-home or work-from-home moms, I really don't have a need to dress up. This might seem kind of funny since I run a blog that has a lot of recycled clothing. Also, if you are like me, then you have some of these faded-out t-shirts hanging around.  Perfect for refashioning those t-shirts into something cool!

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