Friday, August 9, 2013

DIY refashion: T-shirt weaving!

Hello DIYers! 
This week I will show you how to transform a simple t-shirt into a fashionable piece! T-shirt weaving (& braiding) is a great way to reconstruct your old and boring t-shirts. So let's see how is done. 

model: FKappou
What you need is:
  • a t-shirt 
  • a pair of scissors
Photo 1 & 2
Lay your t-shirt out on a flat surface and use scissors to cut the sleeves. 

Photo 2 & 3
With a ruler and a soap marker start drawing vertical lines at the back of the t-shirt. I draw 13 lines. You can do as many as you like. Then use scissors to open a small hole and start cutting the strips. 

Photo 4
When you finish cutting the strips, the back should look like this. Once the strips are all cut, stretch them so they curl up and narrow. 

Photo 5
It is time to start weaving the back of our t-shirt! Once all strips are curled, start with two strips and pull the second one under the first and back over. In this way you are creating a chain. Go on with the rest of the strips.  

Photo 6
When you finish your tshirt should look like the photo above. 

Photo 7 & 8 
We repeat the same process for the front part. 

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