How To Revamp T-shirts

Learn about how to revamp T-shirts and take your wardrobe from dull to dazzling. T-shirts are comfortable and convenient to wear, but when you want a new look, it's easy to experiment with these relatively inexpensive blank slates. Whether you're in a rock band and want an outrageous, one-of-a-kind looking T-shirt, or you just need to jazz up your wardrobe, revamp T-shirts to give new life to the hum drum.

To revamp T-shirts, you will need:

  • T-shirts
  • Fabric dye in several colors
  • Rubber bands
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing notions such as thread, needle
  1. Tie-dye a T-shirt. Tie-dyeing a T-shirt is a great way to revamp it. Start with a white T-shirt and begin twisting sections and affixing them with rubber bands to hold the sections in place. Follow the directions on the fabric dye packets to tie-dye the T-shirts.
  2. Cut off the collar. To revamp a T-shirt to give it a totally different look, cut off the collar to form a loose neckline.
  3. Make cut outs on a T-shirt. For an outrageous look, revamp a T-shirt by cutting out sections of the shirt. Lace can be made by cutting strips into the T-shirt parallel to one another to form interesting sections that can be stylish and fashion forward.
  4. Remove the sleeves. Make a tank top style shirt by cutting the sleeves off a T-shirt.
  5. Add safety pins. Use an array of safety pins to revamp T-shirts. Add them on the bottom as sections of fringe or cut holes then use the safety pins to join the fabric back together in a rustic, organic way.
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