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Published on July 8th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

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How to: Make a Tank Top from a T-Shirt

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Yesterday, I posted a tutorial on how to make a skirt using an adult t-shirt. The same method can be used to make a shirred tank top. Here is how:
The steps to make this tank top are the same as the skirt from yesterday so refer to that post for detailed instructions.

But briefly, the steps are as follows:

Cut the shirt under the arm pit, across the chest.

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Karen lives a simple, frugal, green life and shares her eco tips and news on ecokaren and is a co-founder of Green Sisterhood, a network of community of green women bloggers, making change. When she's not managing Green Sisterhood or blogging on ecokaren, she is a chauffeur to two greenagers, wife to an accidental recycler, master chef to hungry locavores, seamstress, knitter, and dumpster diver, not necessarily in that order.



  • Lynn Minney

    i love it! cute & easy to make :)

    • Karen

      Too easy, right? Thanks Lynn!

  • jane_29

    This is so pretty! I’m usually not a fan of chopping up tshirts as a lot of customizing techniques for them give a really gappy, frayed look (cool if you like that, but just not my thing), but this is a truly lovely one :)

    • Karen

      Thanks Jane,

      I agree. :)
      Depending on the color and the print, this can work very well under a sweater.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aira4u Aira Mitchell

    Great job!  Lovely.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForeverMystic Blue

    on the third picture I didn’t understand what to do…”Shir” means what exactly? is it just straight stitches you did? It’s a great looking project that I can’t wait to try out :)

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