How to Cut Slits Into Your T-Shirts at Home


If you want to make your T-shirt look a little bit more "rock," adding slits is the way. This is reasonably easy to do and if you have an old T-shirt ready to be thrown out, you can practice on this one first. If you have giveaway T-shirts that tend to be too big or have slogans across them, cutting slits is also a way to wearable to wear the shirts and still look fashionable.

Things You'll Need

  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Place the T-shirt flat over an ironing board. Place the front underneath the board so you can only access the back of the T-shirt.

  • Working across the width of the back of the T-shirt, pull up a section about 1 inch wide. Pin across the bottom of the fold. Do this three times in a row across the back of the shirt, leaving 1 inch between each fold. Start the folds to 1 inch away from the side seams on either side.

  • Cut the folds down the middle for the length of the fold.

  • Unpin the folds and reveal the three slits.

  • Repeat this procedure across the front of the top of the T-shirt if you also want slits there. Alternatively, while wearing the T-shirt you can cut the slits across the front. For the back you can cut the slits freehand without pinning (see link in Resources).

Tips & Warnings

  • Take care when cutting through the folds that you don't cut too much, keeping the folds separated with material.
  • If you are cutting the slits while wearing the T-shirt, point the scissors away from the body.

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