I was doing some Spring cleaning and found an old t-shirt that I used to love. It had shrunk a lot and kind of grunged down so I was ready to toss it when all of the sudden an idea came to me. Why not re-invent something I already have? I started snipping and studding and ended up with an awesome new tank top that is now my new favorite! It was super easy and I did it in less than 15 minutes. Here’s how.
(This was the original)
(First chop was the new, low neck line)
(I chopped in a rounded “V” to avoid making too low of a cut top)
(Next to chop was the sleeves. I followed close to the sleeve line in front to make sure there’s no unintentional side boob going on.)
(The back I cut much deeper towards the middle to make more of a racer-back tank. I also chopped off the back of the neck hem.)
(I bought some studs from the local craft store and started placing them on the tank)
(I used jewelry pliers to begin to press the backs of the studs because they are sharp. However, you can do this with your fingers as well)
(I positioned them before fastening to make sure they were even. You can put as many or little as you’d like)
(Push the studs through the material and then bend the backs to fasten the studs on)
(Then try the tank on and make any cutting adjustments from here. It’s best to start modest and then cut as necessary)
Ta da! New, old shirt has officially transformed!
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