Shoulder Bows T-Shirt Refashion with a Gather


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I bought an extra man’s green t-shirt for St. Patrick’s Day, but it was a little too bright.  I think the color is more appropriate for the hazy, happy days of summer!  So here’s another ten minute refashion, making a shoulder bows t-shirt.  This gives a little feminine ruffle detail on the shoulder.  This gather-sewing trick can be used in all sorts of different refashions, such as on the sleeves or on the sides to create a little bit of extra detail.  I always use plain t-shirt in order to show off the refashions, but this would look just as nice with a printed t-shirt, maybe even more so.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Shoulder Bows T-Shirt Refashion

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Materials Needed:

The Before:

I bought an extra man's green t-shirt for St. Patrick's Day, but it was a little too bright.  I think the color is more appropriate for the hazy, happy days of summer!  So here's another ten minute refashion, making a shoulder bows t-shirt.  This gives a little feminine ruffle detail on the shoulder.  This gather-sewing trick can be used in all sorts of different refashions, such as on the sleeves or on the sides to create a little bit of extra detail.  I always use plain t-shirt in order to show off the refashions, but this would look just as nice with a printed t-shirt, maybe even more so.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Start by cutting off the sleeves.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

And this ugly man’s collar.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Next, cut off the shoulder seam, on both sides.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Turn inside out.  Measure about 1/2″ from the cut.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Pin and sew.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Make sure not to sew to the end here, as shown.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Fold the seams outward, so that it lays flat, and sew towards the edge.  You are trying to create two “tubes.”

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Here is what it will look like, top view.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Cut the edges straight.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

And you also want to cut around the collar on the back, so everything is even.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Using the sleeves, cut two pieces of t-shirt string.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

I made mine even. 🙂

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Stretch them out.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Put a safety pin at the end, and fish through the tubes.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

And down the other side.

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

“Pull” the string, creating a ruffle.

 

The Final:

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

A closeup:

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

PIN IT 🙂

Make this simple shoulder bows t-shirt refashion with string bows! Step-by-step, DIY sewing tutorial. #crafting #crafts #upcycle #recycle #refashionista

Pair This With:

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White Tuve-Top and Maxi Skirt SuitI bought an extra man's green t-shirt for St. Patrick's Day, but it was a little too bright.  I think the color is more appropriate for the hazy, happy days of summer!  So here's another ten minute refashion, making a shoulder bows t-shirt.  This gives a little feminine ruffle detail on the shoulder.  This gather-sewing trick can be used in all sorts of different refashions, such as on the sleeves or on the sides to create a little bit of extra detail.  I always use plain t-shirt in order to show off the refashions, but this would look just as nice with a printed t-shirt, maybe even more so.

Wedge heel sandals

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With love,

I bought an extra man's green t-shirt for St. Patrick's Day, but it was a little too bright.  I think the color is more appropriate for the hazy, happy days of summer!  So here's another ten minute refashion, making a shoulder bows t-shirt.  This gives a little feminine ruffle detail on the shoulder.  This gather-sewing trick can be used in all sorts of different refashions, such as on the sleeves or on the sides to create a little bit of extra detail.  I always use plain t-shirt in order to show off the refashions, but this would look just as nice with a printed t-shirt, maybe even more so.

 


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1 thought on “Shoulder Bows T-Shirt Refashion with a Gather”

  1. I find things like this fascinating to read. You make it look so easy I want to go and raid my husbands old T shirt draw just to try it out! I love the ruffled sleeves, they make it so feminine. I think I’d need to add some darts int he t shirt too or ruffle the bottom I find mens t shirts too wide and baggy. Thank you for a great idea.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

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