Simple Shirt DIY

Here's the easiest clothing project you might ever come across. It all started when I found this old curtain in my fabric supplies. It's always been much too large to fit any windows in our previous and current home (plus had the most hideous stain taking up half of it), so I figured I could use it for a project. This D.I.Y. only took about 10 minutes tops. Take a look..

Supplies: 2 x 1 1/2 yards of Fabric (try and recycle something you already have instead of buying something new!) 
Pantry Supplies: Scissors, sewing machine and/or needle and thread. 

1. First, take the fabric, and measure it according to your torso length. Make sure it's folded in half to create a front and back side of the shirt. Cut the width to your personal preference. Mine was roughly one yard.
 2. Once it's the proper width and length, hem all of the edges. 3. Then, fold the fabric in half, height wise, then in half, length wise. Making sure you're cutting along the length of the width, cut out a small neck hole. 4. Unfold the fabric, and cut out another small sliver on the neck hole on the front of the shirt. 5. Next, hem the neck hole. 6. Lastly, to hold your shirt together, try on your shirt and underneath your arm, pinch the fabric together on both sides of the shirt and pin it together. This creates the arm holes. Since your fabric has extra length on the sides, you can slightly roll the pinched fabric inward, so you can no longer see the slit between the front and back of the shirt. Repeat this process on the opposite side, and hand stitch the pinched fabric together.

I'm really fond of the pattern of this fabric and thought if you would like to create something similar, you could easily top stitch a similar pattern with different colored yarns.

Hope you have a lovely day.


  1. WOW. Look so easy and that shirt is summer-perfect.

  2. It's so pretty. And you've made this out of an old curtain?? wow!!
    Love it.

  3. That's so creative! Love it. (:


  4. i love the curtain you used for this. i've done something similar with lace valances i've found at thrift stores to make lace t's. :)

  5. Very, very cute! The fabric makes it extra special.

  6. It's adorable!


  7. So cute! I may have to try this!

    xo Jennifer

  8. You always have the best DIY's, this is stunning!

    Really, now I just need to find the right curtain or blanket. :p

  10. looks so great. don't think my result would be as good as yours. nice done. much love!

  11. Great DIY! So creative. -Heidi

  12. Sehr schöne Idee :)

    muss ich umbedingt nachmachen

    Liebste Grüße Caro


  13. great diy! i've been wanting to make a clothing piece,
    i think your tutorial might ne the way to go!
    i'm definitely going to give this a try (: thanks for sharing!
    xo, cheyenne

  14. wow it's really good idea for tshirt! <3 love it and i'm gonna do this <3
    would you like to check my last post? i really care of your opinion <3

  15. Nice, this is a fantastic little project. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Such a fantastic idea and it looks lovely.

  17. oh my this is AWESOMEEE i want to make one! what a great idea, it so does not look handmade, i love it!

  18. Amazing fabric! The shirt turned out so nicely. :)



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