This is your starting point. ALL OF THESE MEASUREMENTS ARE FROM A SMALL TANK TOP. Measure your favorite tank top for your measurements!
Measure off 2 1/2 inches from the collar and mark it with a marker
Connect the dots
If you cut right on the line your tank top sleeve hole will be in a box shape instead of a curve.
Now cut off the bottom hem to your t-shirt. SAVE THIS FOR LATER!! Tip: try cutting one layer at a time
Measure and mark 5 Inches from the bottom
Draw a line from the mark you just drew and to where the sleeve hole curves. When you are cutting this you have to cut on the line
Now cut from that 5 inch mark to the end of the t-shirt. I previously did this to the other side so I'm using the piece as a stencil to make both sides even.
Measure about 3 inches from the bottom and mark it.
Now cut off the top hem, again it's easier to do this in layers.
Now start to make holes from the 8 inch mark (the one we drew in an earlier step) and the 5 inch mark (the one we drew a few steps ago)
Now take the hem I told you to save and cut through the hole to create 2 equal pieces
Now it should look like this. The two parts are still connected by a hem.
This is what the inside of the hem should look like, cut it off
Tip: it might be easier if you use a needle to help thread the string through
It should look like this
You can take the hem off a different color shirt and use that for the strings to be more creative if you want. Also cut off as much string at the end as you want.
Your finished tank top!! If you want to make the sleeve holes bigger just pull on the ends to stretch it and you can also cut a lower neck hole or whatever you want to call it.
Thanks for viewing!! Let me know if you want me to do more tutorials like this!
- Medium/Large T-Shirt
- Hole Puncher (optional)