Learning how to cut a t-shirt in the right way will be a trendy alternative to modernize your t-shirt collection. Many stores sell T-shirts that have already been cut before, but in many cases they are really expensive. This article will provide you with the right guidance on how to cut a shirt in various ways and make it more fashionable without breaking the bank.
Method 1 of 5: Method 1: Create a boat neck tee
Step 1. Make two small cuts on both sides of the neck of the shirt using fabric scissors
Proceed by cutting from the gap you just made along the entire neck seam, which will serve as a guideline for all the rest of the cuts.
Step 2. Use fabric scissors to cut out the neck of the shirt
Step 3. Take the fabric at the shoulder seam and pull it lightly; this will serve to create a gathered neckline
Step 4. Try wearing your new shirt over a top or tank top
Method 2 of 5: Method 2: Create a short shirt
Step 1. Put on the shirt you intend to cut
Step 2. Measure with a tape measure, starting at the shoulder seam until just past the waist
You have to leave only a small part of the extra fabric so that the final part of the shirt curls upwards no more than the waist.
Step 3. Draw a line with a fabric marker or chalk
Step 4. Take off your shirt and lay it on a flat surface
Cut it along the lines drawn with fabric scissors.
Step 5. Pull up the edges of the shirt so that the fabric curls slightly
Method 3 of 5: Method 3: Cut a shirt to create a tank top or low-cut top
Step 1. Cut out the sleeves
Start about 2.5 cm below the underarm seam and cut out to the neck. Do not throw away the waste fabric.
Step 2. Trim the neckline if needed
Cut at the seam so you don't create a one-shoulder top effect.
Step 3. Lay the shirt upside down on a flat surface
Pinch the fabric around your armpits.
Step 4. Wrap the scrap fabric you had previously set aside around the pinched fabric
Tie a knot to secure the fabric and tuck it underneath.
Step 5. Wear the shirt alone
If it is too low-cut, you can wear it under a headband or elastic top.
Method 4 of 5: Method 4: Cut a shirt with a razor blade
Step 1. Choose a fitted shirt to get a better effect
Step 2. Choose the body part you want to discover
For example, you can decide to make cuts in the back of the shirt.
Step 3. Lay the shirt on a flat surface
Between one side of the t-shirt, insert a protection, such as cardboard, to avoid cutting the front and back of your t-shirt at the same time.
Step 4. Start making parallel horizontal cuts on your shirt using a razor blade or utility knife
You can make cuts of the same length or you can start with a longer one and then proceed with shorter and shorter cuts in order to obtain the effect of a triangle.
Step 5. Wash the shirt
The edges of the freshly made cuts will curl and this will give your t-shirt a punk effect.
Method 5 of 5: Method 5: Cut a shirt to create the knotted sleeve effect
Step 1. Cut the edge of both sleeves of your shirt using fabric scissors
Step 2. Also use scissors to cut a small slit from the bottom to the shoulder seam
Step 3. Tie the free edges together at the base of the split you just made
This type of knotting will create a pleasant see-through effect.
- Stock up on cheap t-shirts in various colors and sizes or buy them at a second-hand clothing store. Remember that you will still have to cut them, so even if they are slightly stained this is not a problem.
- Practice first on a shirt that you don't need and therefore you don't mind ruining.
- The cutting options for your shirt are just unlimited. For example, you can choose to cut the fabric on both shoulders or cut out small fringes and tie them with colored strings.