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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bow, T-Shirt DIY






Inspiration

I saw this cute tank top on Pinterest, and thought that it might make a really cute Tee-Shirt.
 I made mine Green for St. Patrick's Day.

Tutorial 
Things you need


  1. T- shirt
  2. Ribbon *about 3 yards~ 3 inches wide.*
  3. Scissors
  4. Chalk


Cut your neck

Lay your shirt on a flat surface.
lay your ribbon down and trace it with chalk.

now carefully cut  slits in your shirt.
*just the top layer.



  weave your ribbon through, starting at the bottom.


 Weave your ribbon all the way to the top.

Tie a bow,
and then anchor with a hand stitch.



 There are so many different colors you could put together.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.:)
Lots of <3
Anne

51 comments:

  1. Great idea!!!

    Val
    www.crieartezzanato.blogspot.com

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  2. Great idea! The color combination is amazing!

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    1. It would be a cute way to sport your school colors!
      EL

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  3. Cute. Perfect colors for spring!

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  4. You are a genius!!!!!!!!! GENIUS, I tell you!!!

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  5. I concur with all the other ladies - You are a genius!!!

    Hugs,
    Wynn
    http://wynn-notetoself.blogspot.com/

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  6. Ooh I have lots of boring tank tops I think I'm going to do this to one of them!

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    1. I didt like the tank top the tee is a lot cuter

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  7. I think I should just have you start makign shirts for me, since I basicly have everyone you have made on my to do list! Just like all the otheres this one is going up on the Life, Love, Green facebook page.

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  9. Curious how this held up when you washed it?

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    1. I tested the ribbon before I used it and it did not bleed at all. Hand wash in cold water, dry flat and it should be fine. Just test your ribbon, make sure you can wash it :)

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    2. I just made one, and I zig-zaged around the slits before I cut them. Essentially, a simple buttonhole. I ironed a little interfacing on the back first. It worked up nicely, and I think it will last longer. Used a zebra ribbon on a bright pink shirt for my granddaughter.

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  10. I love it, but is there a way to keep both shoulders on? :)

    busylearninghome AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Yes, you don't have to cut out the collar, that should keep it in place.:)

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  11. I just made this for my daughter. It turned out so cute. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  12. Your very welcome, thank you:)

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  13. This tutorial left much to be desired. Very disappointing! Shame on you!

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  14. So is your ribbon doubled when running it up shirt so you can tie a bow? I understand all the way till you get to the bow part

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  15. So is your ribbon doubled when running it up shirt so you can tie a bow? I understand all the way till you get to the bow part

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  16. So is your ribbon doubled when running it up shirt so you can tie a bow? I understand all the way till you get to the bow part

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    1. yes it is,i folded it in half and there is a a picture, where it says weave your ribbon through, I will work up a drawing and post it so it is more clear.:)

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  17. Where did you find THAT particular bow?

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  18. What kind of shirt did you use, is it just an over sized shirt? Also did you cut the sleeves an the bottom?

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    1. I used a medium women's shirt and no I did not cut the sleeves or the bottom. :)

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  19. thank you for sharing from italy... taced

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  20. very cute i love it, but was wondering how much ribbon to buy and how wide did you use ?

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    1. 3 inch Wide ribbon about 2 and a half yards long:))

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  21. I shared a link to your tutorial on Craft Connection
    http://craft-connection.blogspot.com/2012/07/revamped-t-shirt.html

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  22. Would you recommend getting your own shirt size, or a size above? I love this tutorial. I'm making it tonight! :D

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    1. Depending on how you would want the shirt to fit. i did mine slightly bigger but if you want it to fit just get your size tee-shirt.:)i would love to see..

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  23. Made this for a birthday present. I stopped the bow a bit before the collar. Very easy to do!

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  24. How would you wash this tho? isnt ribbon very delicate? i would imagine it shrinking...

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    1. You could always pick a washable ribbon and just hang it dry instead of putting it in the dryer.:)

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  25. Oh I love it. I make hair bows so I have tons of ribbon. im going to make this for my daughter but im wondering if weaving the ribbon around the middle and tying a bow in the back would work instead of up the side?

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    1. It is worth a try. I think it would look very nice.

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  26. Amazing. I love the white shirt with the pink ribbon. Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for this great tutorial!

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  27. Your entire tutorial has been reproduced here:

    http://www.fashiondivadesign.com/diy-fashion/

    I would love you to go after this person and get it taken down. S/he is stealing the creativity of others to generate ad revenue - it's infuriating!

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  28. Love your shirt and tutorial! I have a few t-shirts that I would probably wear more if they looked like this. Gives me a good excuse to go to the craft store for some ribbon ;)

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  29. Fabulous work!! I love it so!!

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  30. I tried something similar with an ild mens t-shirt I found at the thrift shop and it did not turn out as I had hoped. May I ask... did you go up a size or two in t-shirts and/or use a specific material?

    Love all of the inspiration! Jen

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    1. This was a medium womens shirt, I bought from Michaels I stayed with the size that I normally am for this project. Thank you so much for the question:)

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