How to Make a Wrap Top Out of a T-Shirt in 5 Simple Steps

by Vantoee
4 Materials
20 Minutes

I’m going to show you how to make a wrap top! This is an incredible transformation, turning an average t-shirt, as pictured above, into a DIY wrap top! All you’re going to need is a pair of scissors and a t-shirt for this effortless DIY no-sew wrap top! Let’s go!

Tools and materials:

  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Safety pin
  • Oversized t-shirt
Measuring where to cut the t-shirt

1. Measure where to cut your t-shirt

The first step is to wear your t-shirt and roughly mark how long you want your DIY wrap top to be. Because it is a wrap design, the length will be a little longer than where you’re going to cut it.

So, get a safety pin or a bit of chalk and mark where you want it to sit. For me, it’s right under the bust area. 

Cutting down the middle of the t-shirt

2. Cut down the middle

Lay your shirt out flat so that your marker is visible. Then, snip through the top layer of the shirt in the center until you get to the mark.

You can measure this if you want to be more precise, but I’m eyeballing this step. 

Cutting the side seams of the t-shirt

3. Cut the side seams

Now, cut out either side by going along the side seams. 

Cutting out the back of the top

4. Cut out the back

Next, slice the back off the top. 

Tip: Don’t discard the back piece. You can keep it for another DIY like hair scrunchies. 

How to tie the DIY wrap top

5. Wear the DIY wrap top

So, you should now have something like this. You may be thinking I’m crazy, but you need to trust the process! 

Crossing the strips over

Cross the two strips over in front, and pull them to the back. 

Tying the wrap top at the back

Then, tie it behind you. 

DIY wrap top

DIY wrap top from the back

How to make a wrap top

How to make a wrap top

This tutorial DIY wrap top is so easy to make and looks so cute.

I think it's actually quite nice just as it is, especially the shape it does when you pull the strips over each other. Also, you can play around a little; you could cut the neckline into a v-neck or even change the sleeves.

This is my first attempt at making this style, and it worked out really well. Let me know in the comments below what you think, and I hope you go ahead and make your very own DIY no-sew wrap top. 

Suggested materials:
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Safety pin
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  • Cheryl Cheryl on Jun 01, 2022

    great job. this turned out so cute and super easy and quick to do. love it. will do this.

  • Natasha Natasha on Mar 01, 2023

    Really love this. I've been wanting a wrap shirt but had not saw anything simple like this one. I will definitely be trying this out today. Thanks for the great design. It's so cute.