Sunday, May 6, 2012

T-shirt Overhaul

If you are like me, you sweat when you work out.  When I say sweat, I mean SWEAT.  I love running in 5ks, 10ks, and obstacle races and have quite the collection of race t-shirts.  However, I hate working out in short sleeved t-shirts.  I usually end up rolling the sleeves and tucking them into my sports bra and they just feel tight and hot.  I saw this t-shirt makeover on Pinterest which is cute, but none of it was sewn, just cut.  I loved the idea of re-vamping a t-shirt into a tank, but took it a step further.

Pinterest version:

My Version:

I marked off one side of where I wanted to make the cuts.  Then, I used that as a pattern for the other so that they matched.

 All cut down, looking much cooler...
 I then used the sleeves and made two bands to criss cross across the back.  Is it perfect?  No.  Is it pretty good for the gym?  You betcha.

 Here is one more:
 Cut this down into a racerback tank

 For this one, I took the "cuffs" of the sleeves and a strip of the other part of the sleeve to make three strips that got braided together.  Then, I just sewed the ends of the braids together and attached them to the t-shirt.  Not too shabby, especially for an old crusty shirt.


  1. I can't wait to try this!

  2. awesome and I like for this t-shirts. Try this .


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