How to Turn a T-Shirt Into a Tank Top

Turn a T-Shirt Into a Tank Top
Turn a T-Shirt Into a Tank Top

How to Turn a T-Shirt Into a Tank Top. Making a tank top out of a T-shirt is an easy and fun project. Let your children help you, and within an hour you have a new look to add to your wardrobe.

Things You'll Need

  • Old T-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • 2 buttons

Cut 2 inches off the bottom of the T-shirt. Cut around the shirt just below the arm holes. What you are left with should look like a tube top.

Hem 1/2 inch around the top and the bottom of the T-shirt. If the tank top is too long, cut more fabric from the bottom of the shirt.

Cut the 2-inch piece of T-shirt in half, lengthwise. Fold the edges over and hem. These are the straps of the tank top.

Sew a button on one end of each piece. Slide the shirt on and mark where the straps should go. Remove the shirt.

Make button holes on the front of the shirt at the marks.

Attach the back straps to the back of the shirt in the same place as the button holes in the front.

Put the tank top on and pull the straps over the shoulders. Button the buttons.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make this shirt without sewing. Cut it as before and poke holes in the top of the shirt for the straps. Feed the straps through and tie them.
  • These tank tops do not have to be made from T-shirt material. Other shirts work as well.

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