T-shirt modification ideas

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T-shirt modification ideas
There are many style options for modifying T-shirts. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

T-shirt reconstruction tutorials show innovative DIY fashion. If you have an oversized T-shirt, there are many options to turn it a stylish option. While some required light sewing, there are also many no-sew T-shirt modifications. Modifying your favourite band T-shirt can give you a whole new look.

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No Sew T-shirt Modifications

No-sew T-shirt makeovers involve a pair of scissors, tailor's chalk and a T-shirt. The easiest no-sew style is a halter top. This option is perfect for modifying oversized T-shirts. For T-shirts that fit closer to your size, a great no-sew modification is simply making an off the shoulder top. You can also modify the back by cutting slits or a design.

T-shirt modification ideas
Halter tops are easy no-sew T-shirt modification options. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

T-Shirt Modifications that Require Sewing

Create a drawstring tube top either by hand or with a machine. Another great T-shirt makeover is an asymmetrical shirt. This makeover requires a bit more sewing than the drawstring tube top, but the end results are worth it. Sewing is great for T-shirt modifications because it allows you to create fitted tops accurately.

T-shirt modification ideas
Creating a tube top out of a T-shirt requires minimal sewing and looks fabulous. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Advanced T-shirt Modification Ideas

For those with advanced sewing skills a number of T-shirt modifications options are available. Making your T-shirt into an ruched off-the-shoulder top is easy with the addition of elastic. You can also make a yoked top by combining a T-shirt with a button down collared shirt. Creating a contoured bust shirt also requires more expert sewing skills and results in a fashionable top.

T-shirt modification ideas
Some T-shirt modifications require advanced sewing ability. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

T-Shirt Modifications that Involve Additions

Adding sleeves to a T-shirt is not as difficult as it may seem. Making a hoodie out of your T-shirt is another idea that involves adding to your T-shirt. These types of modifications allow you to be creative with the types of T-shirts or fabric you combine. These modifications require sewing.

T-shirt modification ideas
Making a hoodie or adding sleeves are T-shirt modifications that use additional materials. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

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