I have a new favorite tee my pals.
My friend Carly posted a pic of a super cute workout tee a couple weeks ago. She assured us it was easy to make and posted the link to the tutorial she used. After I read the instructions and realized it would take about two seconds to whip one up for myself, I was all over it.
Of course I chose a tie dye shirt, duh. The results are perfect – a super breezy lightweight workout tee that’s the perfect length.
Verbatim copy and pasted tutorial from Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth:
DIY Workout Shirt
Makes 1 sexy little tank
1 old T-shirt
1 pair of scissors
1. Start with a pre-washed T-shirt. Any old shirt will do! The bigger the better.
2. Cut away the ribbed neckline and bottom hem. For the sleeves, cut downwards starting from the shoulder, determining how thick you want your straps. Cut straight down and then begin to curve down below the armpit seam.
3. Determine how low you want your front neckline, and cut away.
4. Flip the shirt over and make a narrow racerback, curving inward from the armpits. Then cut a deep “V” shape from the top neckline.
5. Using the excess bottom hemline, stretch it out until it becomes one long string of fabric. Knot the string a couple of inches above the bottom of the “V” shape.
6. Wrap the string all the way down around the center of the racerback, and back up to meet the other ends. Knot the ends together tightly. Trim the loose ends.
7. To give your tank a high-low look, lay your shirt sideways, flattening it out evenly. Starting a few inches up at the front of your shirt, start cutting diagonally until you reach the back.
Throw it on with some cute yogis, grab your water, and hit the gym!
Post or email your photos if you make a shirt! I can’t wait to see your creations!
If you loved this DIY, you may also like my DIY Multi Strand Scarf! No sewing required!
And here’s the pic by pic for each step of the way, from their original tutorial post:
Now, here’s my super hippie’d out version:
Then I followed the steps exactly as they are up above, except for doing the high/low thing with the bottom. I actually love that look and intend to cut and angle the shirt, I just actually forgot the day I made it and now it’s in the dirty stinky laundry pile.
Well. There ya go!
I know it’s nothing creative on my part, seeing as I totally got the idea and instructions elsewhere. BUT- I love love love this tank, it’s my new fave. And I’m going to make some more for myself soon. It’s just so EASY and fun, I wanted to pass the idea along to y’all so you can get to cutting and tying up your own versions.
As always, thanks for reading!