Quick and Easy No-Sew Lace Trim T-Shirt

Beth @CreativelyBeth
by Beth @CreativelyBeth
3 Materials
30 Minutes

Now, I am not a fashion blogger by any means, but my niece is all about what is trendy and cool, so she was the inspiration behind the design. Lace is all over the runway these days, but the prices are sky high so we found the perfect lace and upcycled the tees from her closet. Our No-Sew Lace Trim Tee is perfect for Summer and they were quick and easy, going together in just 30 minutes!

Upcycle Tees with Lace Trim for Summer

Here’s what you will need to add Lace Trim to Tees:

Lace at the Bottom

Measure and cut a length of 2 1/2″ wide Lace Trim a few inches longer than the circumference of the hem of the White Tee.

Lay the shirt out flat on the work surface and fold back the hem. Place a section of cardboard, behind the overturned hem, making sure that it is large enough to prevent any glue from seeping through.

Starting at the side seam of the tee, apply a bead of fabric glue along the bottom hem, and then place the lace into the glue.

Gently tap lace into place. Repeat this process, in sections, around the entire hem of the tee. Let dry.

Once dry, trim excess lace with scissors and carefully glue the two cut edges of lace together to prevent fraying.

What type of Fabric Glue works best for No-Sew Tees?

This was my first time using the E6000 Fabri-Fuse fabric glue and I have to say that it was super easy to work with. No odor with a quick grab and a flexible bond, so the glue stretches with the trim and the clothing. No strings, no clogging, and a smooth flow of glue from the nozzle. This is glue is a game-changer! Edited to add that the E6000 Fabri-Fuse fabric glue also washes well and keeps a tight bond.

Upcycle Tee Shirts for Summer with pretty Lace Trims

I hope that you have enjoyed this No-Sew Lace Trim Tees DIY tutorial and you will use it as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR creativity in upcycling items that you already have in your closet.

And if you make this project, I would love a tag on social media Click through to check out my DIY Colorful Market Tote with Rick Rack Fringe which is fun and easy to make with scraps!

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Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Visit my website Creatively Beth for a TON of Craft Tutorials, Home Decor DIYs, and FREE Printables.

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth

Suggested materials:
  • T-Shirts   (Upcycled)
  • Lace   (Amazon)
  • E6000 Fabri-Fuse Fabric Glue   (Amazon)

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Beth @CreativelyBeth
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  • MSLady1125 MSLady1125 on Jul 14, 2022

    I really like this idea! Great way to make something new out of something ... not so new! LOL! Love it! Easy to do!! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try it myself!

  • Carol de la Fuente Carol de la Fuente on Jul 15, 2022

    Really cute!!! Love also how you did the spaghetti straps with the pencil!!! Genius!!!