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Topic: Cut Up T-Shirt: 3 Columns on Back with Weaving and Bows  (Read 1383 times)
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salinasiu
« on: October 16, 2013 01:51:53 PM »

Hi everyone  Smiley

I'm new to Craftster but I've been making video tutorials for YouTube (http://youtube.com/salinabear) for about 3 years now on cutting up t-shirts so I thought I'd share with you guys! Here's a t-shirt I made recently:



Watch the video tutorial!

In this video, I explain how to cut three columns in the back of the t-shirt - two narrow on each side and one wide in the middle. You can choose to leave them as horizontal strips, weave all of them, or tie the middle strip into bows!

View more photos of my creation on Flickr!

Step 1: Cut off the neckline to your liking


Step 2: Plan out how wide you want each column


Step 3: Cut the two narrow columns on each


Step 4: Braid the two narrow columns using this tutorial -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh2uwl1QRf4&feature=share&list=SP9680F0D62BB133EE


Step 5: Cut the wide column in the middle


Step 6: Your choice to customize the middle column. You could weave it or use another idea but I tied 3 strings together to make a "bow" look. I created strings from the bottom hem that I cut off in the beginning.


Step 7: Optional, but I cut off the first four strings to get rid of the logo and create a lower back


Done! Here's the before and after:
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013 03:32:37 PM »

Wow! I love it!!! (and you look quite adorable in it, ahem.) Thanks for the tute. I have been cutting and "destroying" t-shirts for years, myself, but I have never seen this way. My father used to get mad at me for taking the scissors to things, but I liked them better that way. You have done a wonderful job. I will have to go back and check out some more of your YouTube tutorials. I have LOTS of t-shirts that could use some modifications. Thanks for the share!!!! Wink

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013 05:59:33 PM »

While this isn't my style, you did a great job. No one wants to see a 58 year old wearing this. Welcome to crafterstr.
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013 06:00:12 PM »

Sorry backspace is sticking.
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013 10:08:44 PM »

A very clever way to turn a run-of-the-mill t-shirt into something stunningly pretty.
No one wants to see a 58 year old wearing this.
ditto for 60 year olds  Sad   -   but I'd love to make one for my daughter. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013 06:57:24 AM »

That's so sexy!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013 11:40:46 AM »

Awesome idea now I'm off to go cut up a t-shirt!
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salinasiu
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013 10:47:09 AM »

Thanks everyone for the kind words!!

Yeah, might be a little age inappropriate for some Tongue But I get comments from moms who love learning the tutorial and then teaching their girls during a birthday party or slumber party!
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ColorRx
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013 11:41:52 AM »

I especially like the style that looks like bows on the back. I will have to try this sometime, thanks for sharing!
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