5 Unique DIY Safety Pin Clothing Ideas for Summer

5 Materials
$35
10 Minutes
Easy

Hey, everyone! Today, we’re going to be making safety pin clothing - including a DIY safety pin shirt, a DIY safety pin dress, and some safety pin shorts. It is as easy as cutting up t-shirts and putting safety pins on them!

Tools and materials:

  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Tank tops 
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts


Style 1: DIY safety pin shirt

cutting a tank top in half

1. Cut

Start by cutting a tank top in half into a crop top.

DIY safety pin shirt

Then, cut the top layer of the shirt right down the center. 

DIY safety pin shirt

2. Measure and cut where you want the safety pin

Use the safety pin as a guide to figure out how much you need to cut and where you want to cut. 

DIY safety pin shirt

Then cut a big enough space for the safety pin so your shirt can be fitted. 

attaching the safety pins

3. Attach the safety pins

Now, lay the safety pins down to figure out the right spacing, and then just safety pin the two sides together. 

DIY safety pin shirt

Here’s the finished top! This DIY safety pin shirt is the easiest way to create a no-sew outfit. 


Style 2: Safety pin dress

safety pin dress

1. Cut

Just like the first style, cut the top in half where you want it to stop, and then cut right down the center.

safety pin dress

2. Attach the safety pins

Lay the safety pins out where you want them. For this one, I’m attaching the safety pins down the center of the dress to connect the top’s opening, and then I'm using them to connect the top piece and the bottom piece. After you like the positioning, just safety pin it together. 

safety pin dress

When attaching the top and bottom pieces, make sure you don’t safety pin the front and the back side together. You can turn it around to the back and pin the back together, or you can leave the backside open. I did mine all the way around. 

safety pin dress

3. Stretch

Stretch out the top and the bottom so there’s space between all of them.

DIY safety pin dress

Here’s the finished DIY safety pin dress!


Style 3: Side safety pin tank top

cutting the tank top

1. Cut

Similar to the previous styles, cut off the bottom of the top until it’s the size you want, but this time we’re going to cut off a bit of both side seams.

attaching the safety pins

2. Attach safety pins

Safety pin the two sides together.

safety pin clothing

3. Stretch

Finally, just stretch it out.

DIY safety pin shirt

Here’s the finished top!


Style 4: Safety pinned colored sleeves 

DIY safety pin shirt

1. Cut

Moving on from the tank tops, I’m taking two t-shirts and cutting off the sleeves on both. One should be a different color than the other. The second shirt I’m using is pink.

DIY safety pin shirt

2. Attach the safety pins

Next, safety pin the sleeves of the colored shirt to the sleeves of the white one. 

DIY safety pin shirt

Here’s the finished t-shirt! The cool thing about this style is that it’s really customizable. You can cut the sleeves as long or as short as you want. You can crop the shirt or even add long sleeves. It’s all up to you!


Style 5: Safety pin shorts

safety pin shorts

1. Cut

Cut the pants into shorts to your desired length, and then cut off a little extra for safety-pinning.

safety pin shorts

2. Attach the safety pins

Attach the extra fabric to the shorts and you’re done! 

safety pin shorts

Here are the finished safety pin shorts! 


DIY Safety Pin Clothing Tutorial

I hope you guys love these safety pin clothing ideas as much as I do! Let me know down below which style is your favorite.

Suggested materials:
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Tank tops
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