Everyone has an old t-shirt that no longer fits or is outdated. Maybe your boyfriend has a cute look that suits you. To turn it into a tank top, follow these steps:
Find a tank top to model. Since you will be using it as a sample shirt, make sure it looks good and suits you.
Pick a t-shirt, this doesn’t need to fit very well, but make sure you don’t use this t-shirt anymore, as soon as you cut it, it will be difficult to get it back. back to its original shape (unless you’re a great tailor). And also make sure it’s not too expensive, so that if you damage it, you won’t be too sorry.
Turn the shirt inside out, keeping it like that until you’ve finished sewing. This ensures that the seam stays on the inside of the fox so no one can see it.
Iron the shirt to make it flat, this will help your measurements be accurate.
Prepare the sample shirt, put the T-shirt straight on the table. Place the tank top on top of the t-shirt, layering the 2 shirts so that they fit snugly.
Pin the tank top to the t-shirt to keep them from moving. Place common pins along the hem of the trinket, making sure the pin is pinned through both shirts.
Cut the t-shirt along the left and right hem of the tank top. Leave about half an inch (about 1.5cm) along the cut on both sides to sew the hem (preferably try to cut like the hem of a tank top). Leave the shoulders and collar as unaffected as possible. Take advantage of the shoulder, neck, and bottom hem stitching on the t-shirt so you won’t have to stitch it later.
Edit the front holes, as tank tops often have holes that are wider towards the front than towards the back, you will want to manually adjust these areas. Take the tank top out of the t-shirt. Flip the back of the shirt upside down, flatten it out, and place it inside the t-shirt. Pin the front of the tank top to the t-shirt and cut the front hole wider, using the front of the tank top as a template. Be careful not to cut the trident as you do this.
Remove the three holes from the t-shirt and pin the two halves of the t-shirt together. Make sure the t-shirt is still turned upside down.
Sew the hemline back to create a hole. you can sew by hand or use a sewing machine for a more durable and professional seam.
Sew or secure the shoulder seams, since you’ve pretty much used up the old shoulder hemline, you can simply reinforce the outermost hem to prevent them from slipping. Or stitch over them, to remove the old seam if necessary.
Sew 2 holes. Roll the fabric along the edge of the hole twice to create a hem of about ¼ inch. Iron them flat to hold them in place, sew them by hand to see them finished. Sew the side seams, using a sewing machine if necessary.