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

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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Written by Karen Lee

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.


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  1. 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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