Since you’re all probably feeling sluggish from Passover feasting and / or Easter Candy, this week’s DIY, a Shredded T-Shirt, is super easy. However, it is time consuming if you’re going for the delicate mesh look (which is why retailers charge $$ for these), so I recommend doing this over a two nights worth of catching up on your DVR. Honestly, I found the process calming, I’m guessing in the way that knitters describe their love for making scarves. When you’re done, you’ll have a fabulously upgraded tee or tank with an enormous practical benefit for hot spring and summer days: back vents.
Wanna make one?
1 thin cotton shirt
1 pair of scissors
1 needle or pin
1. Choose your tee and lay is flat to gauge where you’d like to shred. I recommend choosing a thin knit that fits loosely. Note that depending on how much you’ll be shredding, it will add as much as a few inches in room. Once you’ve decided where you want your shred, use your scissors to cut the hem open (as shown below) and remove the stitching or cut it off altogether.
2. Begin pulling the threads with your fingers gently in a downward motion. If they are being stubborn or getting stuck, use the pin or needle to separate them.
3. If your design requires you to stop in the middle of the shirt, make your mark by cutting a small hole where it will end and then take a step back to look at the design and examine where you need to keep shredding.
You’re done! If you think you love looking at your new tee, wait till you see how much you love wearing it on a hot summer day.
Have any easy t-shirt upgrades to share? Tell me in the comments!