Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Beginner's easy DIY sleeveless shirt - ready in 1 hour

How to make a sleeveless shirt with your measurements in one hour, using leftover or upcycled material – for beginners.
 
Making a sleeveless shirt with your own measurements in just one hour? Sounds almost impossible, doesn't it! Well it isn't, and here's how you do it.
 
You can use any, large enough, jersey material – whether it's upcycled T-shirt pieces or a leftover piece of fabric from earlier projects. In the example I have used leftover fabric but you could even use different pieces for the front, the back and the hip!
Follow the instructions when you sew the seams. If you have an overlocker this is going to be done in no time, but you can use a regular sewing machine as well.
It's up to you whether you want the hip piece to be wide or narrow.
Make sure you fold the piece the right way before sewing. You don't want your seams to be on the outside!
This is the only part that is a little trickier, as the shirt should be a little wider than the hip piece. You may want to pin it before sewing - and use a sewing machine instead of an overlocker in case of making a mistake. (You can overlocke the seam afterwards.)

And it's done! It shouldn't take much more than an hour. And remember - when you are using upcycled or leftover materials there is basically no harm done if it doesn't end up being perfect. You can always find some more fabric and try again!

I am so busy with everything that is going on with my life at the moment. I wish I had more time for blogging, but as I don't, I wanted to share this DIY that I had already posted in my former blog some years ago. (To tell you the truth, this post is a small assignment for a digital marketing class of my business studies...) I have so many exciting things coming up soon! I'm planning on launching my own website with a brand new name for my clothing line, hopefully in January 2015. I hope you will stay with me and follow my journey - I can't wait to show you what I have in mind!