DIY Shirt Mods: No-Sew Side Tie Tank

I saw a fantastic post on Buzzfeed recently entitled, “31 T-Shirt DIYs That Are Perfect for Summer” which had some great projects for my blog. And seriously, anything I can do you can definitely do just as well if not better. I made this blog to enhance my crafting skills as well as show how easy DIY can be.

Without further ado, here is the Side Tie Tank. No sewing necessary.


You’ll need:

  • pencil
  • scissors
  • t-shirt

Step One:

P1000199Lay your t-shirt out on a flat surface and draw a line long both sides of the front. The closer your line is to the collar the thinner your tank straps will be. Then flip your shirt and continue the two lines down the back.

Step Two:

P1000201Make sure the ends of the lines meet at both the top and bottom of your shirt. Then cut along the lines. You should be left with a weird t-shirt poncho. This means you’re doing it right!

Step Three:

P1000203Tie the ends together on both sides and…


…enjoy the cool summer breeze on your toasty sunburned torso!

Helpful hint: If you find that your traps are too wide use a scrap from your shirt to tie them tighter.


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