Saturday, July 7, 2012

No Sew, DIY Tee-Shirt Halter #2

 This is a variation of the basic Halter I did HERE..  
For those of you who did not like the back on the first DIY halter;  this one makes the back tighter.
I love taking one thing and creating different looks, is one of my favorite things to do.
Enjoy!






 Tutorial
 Things you Need
  1. Tee Shirt * this is a Mens Extra Large, Hanes T-shirt I wear a Medium/ Large Womens normally.
  2. Chalk
  3. Scissors
#1 Front
 Cut on the red lines


#2 cut the back on the red lines.



 #Back
 Cut the red lines


 #Back
 Cut the red lines




#4 Twist the straps
 *This will make the back tighter as well*

 Criss cross them and wrap around your neck and tie

Have a Super Saturday!!
Lots of <3,
Anne

96 comments:

  1. love this...making it now. Thank You for sharing!

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  2. CUTE!!! What size shits are you using?? And I am assuming they are mens??

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    1. This one is a men's medium, but really it just depends on how you want the shirt to fit. :) and thank you.

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  3. Love it and will be trying to make it this weekend! Your Flag T shirt inspired us to paint one on our shirts!

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  4. Totally tried making this with a t-shirt that was too big so I still had sagging in the back. Instead, I twisted and twisted the straps until the back fit and then criss crossed them at the front and tied the straps behind my back instead of behind my neck and now I have a tube top.

    Will try again with a better fitting shirt. Thanks for the no sew tutorials, keep them coming!

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    1. Katie,

      Mine turned out the same way. Sagging in the back and tight around the neck when I twisted the straps. Love the idea, just don't know where I went wrong. But I will keep trying..
      Yes keep the no sew coming!!

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    2. Try and cut a deeper V in the front, then twist see if that takes up the slack in the back.

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    3. I also had this problem but found a solution...I cut a circle at the center ofthe back, just enough to tie a knot. worked great!!! Hope this helps, love this idea for glamming up old T's. thanks

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    4. Hey, Anonymous, does the knot look bad or does it work well with the look of the shirt??

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  5. That's super cute, thanks :)

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  6. That is SO freaking cute!!! I'm so making this!

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  7. This looks great ! Thanks for sharing, I will try this :-)

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  8. This is perfect. I'm going to do this for a men's band t-shirt that doesn't fit quite how I like!

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    1. Yes and it can be changed in so many ways. Thank you so much:)

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  9. I love all your instructions! This is a definite "must try!"

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  10. So cute! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Totally awesome! just made one! taking it to mexico with me! Thanks!

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  12. I just made two of these for my Florida trip in a week, one a bit looser to use as a swimsuit cover and one to wear as a shirt. Thank you! :)

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  13. Thank you, I will be trying this one!

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  14. Thanks for sharing! We featured you on our Facebook page today! http://www.facebook.com/FashionArtProjects

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  15. Great job...love your blog :) I posting this on my FB page...lots of love from Canada eh!

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  16. love it!!! i'm pregnant and want to do this with a big shirt!

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  17. Just tried this! Super easy although I like mine without the cris cross on the front....

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    1. me too. but I like the other for a beach cover up, with an extra large Tee-shirt.

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  18. Awesome! Love it! Just tried it and it's amazing �� thanks for making a great no sew, easy tO follow tutorial!

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  19. I made this with my sons XL tshirts today just to try, the strap where not log enough and if u can sew a thin piece of elastic in the back takes out the sag and make it tight going to try one in my size later love it a long t for cover up at beach will be cool

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  20. I just made this! I cut the straps smaller at the shoulder seem because when I twisted the straps it was noticeably thicker there. It looks great. :)

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  21. Im on a DIY kick right now (lol) so this is on my list of ones to try!

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  22. I love your blog!!!! It is brilliant, so excited to share it with my sister, she almost lives on the beach 6 months a year...Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much!! you have made my night!!

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  23. Just did this with a shirt that was too small to wear. just didnt twist and cross the straps.. left as halter. turned out super cute.

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  24. I am going to try this. Are the twisted straps wide enough to cut into threes and braid? I think that would be cute. Maybe also x in the back instead of halter tie to avoid sag.

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    1. awesome I thing that would work great!!!

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  25. I have a women's tahirt that has that soft fabric kind of tight fitting but not too tight. Will that worm as well or should I buy a men's tshirt? This is super cute and would love to make one!

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    1. I am not sure if that will work. Is it the same material as knit.? If it is a shirt you can experiment with why not try it and see. :)

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  26. Cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I love this idea! I'm featuring it on my favorite pins post this week @ www.planprepareandprovide.com. Thanks!

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  28. One of my friends pinned this on Pinterest, and I am so glad they did!! This look is so cute! I will be trying it, as well. And I have bookmarked your blog! :-)

    -Michelle-

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  29. I love your ideas. I am gonna try this tomorrow.

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  30. I just tried to make this and it didn't wok?!! I used a men's XL since I wear XL in women's and it came out all wrong! Plus it was Hanes

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    1. I am so sorry it didn't work. I only use Hanes Tee-shirts.. maybe the size was too big try with a smaller size. I had to do so many to get to the size that fit me. :(

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  31. Made this just now and I love it!!!! Thank you Thank you!!!

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  32. it worked but a little to big but made it work

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  33. This is awesome! It'll be perfect for my oversized T I acidentally ordered XD I'm making it soon.

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  34. Love this! I wear size 2-4 and used a men's small t-shirt. It came out perfectly! Thank you!

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  35. Took me 5 minutes to make! How cool is this? A no Sew top! Love it, love it, love it!

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  36. This is super cute! I just finished making one and absolutely love it! I love the fact that you can wear it with the straps twisted or not depending on the look you want. Thanks so much!

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  37. Just made this. Love it but I think I need to use a size larger. Will try another size tomorrow!

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  38. cool idea !!!! Thanks :)

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  39. How did you get your straps in the back so long? that is one of my favorite features of the shirt but mine came out super short.

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    1. If you look at the #2 and #3 picture, it is the back of the shirt. Make sure you are not cutting at the shoulder but you cut the middle of the back of the shirt. This make the straps twice as long. I hope this helps.
      Maybe a video is needed. :) I will work on one.

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  40. Thank you I had nothing to wear for a bday party and now i do, its perfect

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  41. how exactly does "#2 Back" work? how do i keep the whole collar on the shirt??

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  42. AWESOME!! I've dropped a lot of weight this year and was lamenting what to do with some of my old "fat" shirts I still had. I'm going to try this tonight!

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  43. so. sexy. im totally going to try this once i get my hands on an old t-shirt

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  44. Used this with a Batman shirt I never wore and LOVE how it turned out!

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    1. I fixed it, thank you so much for letting me know:)

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  46. Anne! Help! I finally got the courage to try cutting my shirts up and I can't see the #1 front picture. I did successfully complete halter #1 but it will have to be a cover up. I'm hoping for success with #2. Love them!

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    1. I am so sorry working on that right now..

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    2. thanks for working it out, Anne!

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  47. When I saw this I imminently took on the t-shirt I was wearing to try it out. It worked perfect and I LOVE it. Thank you so much.

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  48. Does this work as well with a decal on the front across the boob area? I have an old ac/dc t shirt that would b freakin adorable, but i dont want to ruin it?! P.s....thank u SOOOO much for the no sew creation....I cant sew!!! :-)

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  49. I love this! Are you able to braid the ties instead of just twisting them?

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  50. I just wanted to say how amazing these DIY posts are! I've made most of your stuff from t-shirts and you've made it very easy to understand!

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    1. Thank you so much.. that is exactly what I want to here. :)

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  51. Thank you so much for sharing your creative ideas. I am going on vacation soon and will make one or maybe two for myself to take with me.

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  52. So easy to do and perfect revenge on an ex who leaves stuff behind! Thanks for tutorial, my exes shirts fit me as a halter dress ;)

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  53. What size shirt do you buy to make this? Let's say I'm a Small/Medium T-shirt normally. Are these guy's large shirts? Do you have a brand preference?

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    1. Hey there, This a mens' Extra Large. I wear a Womens Medium/ Large Normally.. and I always use Hanes T-shirts.

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  54. I did this but with a t-shirt that was too small at the sleeves so it was quite tight but it turns out great ! And instead of twisting I made a knot . It's pretty cool !

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  55. I mean instead of crisscrossing

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  56. Love this! Just finished one of your other tutorials...and I'm about to swipe another of my husband's t-shirts to make this one! SO cute! thank you!

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