How to Make a Wrap Top Out of a T-Shirt Without Sewing a Stitch

Kamille Alcantara
by Kamille Alcantara
3 Materials
30 Minutes

Don’t throw out any old t-shirts just yet! Follow my tutorial to learn how to make a wrap top from an old t-shirt. This DIY wrap top with a tie back will look great with any bottom piece. There is no sewing necessary, so just grab a pair of scissors and a ruler and let’s begin!

Tools and materials:

  • Old t-shirt
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
Measuring the length of the top

1. Cut your t-shirt

Turn your t-shirt inside out and measure and mark the wrap-top length you would like on the back of the t-shirt.

Cutting the back of the t-shirt

Cut the back of the t-shirt only at that length. 

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2. Create your DIY wrap top

Now fold your t-shirt in half lengthwise and mark the center point on the front of the t-shirt.

Cutting a narrow triangle shape

Now draw and cut a narrow triangle shape in the front of the shirt, from the center point to the bottom hem.

Cutting out pieces for the wrap ties

3. Make wrap ties

Cut the piece you cut off the back of your t-shirt into two equal rectangles.

How to make a tie back top

Lay one rectangle over the bottom front of your t-shirt, on one side of the cut-out triangle. Use a ruler to draw a diagonal line from the outer edge of the rectangle to the center point on the same side of your t-shirt. Do the same on the other side of your t-shirt.

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Cut out those side triangles.

Seam ripping the hem

Use a seam ripper to open the hem on the front of the t-shirt.

Tying the ties to the t-shirt

Now, tie one of the rectangle pieces to the bottom of one side of the t-shirt front. Repeat on the other side.

Snipping off the excess fabric

Snip off the excess fabric from the knots you tied.

Cleaning up the edges

4. Clean up the edges

Turn your t-shirt right-side out and trim any uneven edges.

How to make a wrap top

How to make a wrap top

To wear your new DIY wrap top, cross over the front of the top and tie it at your waist in the back. The knots you tied will pretty much be hidden inside and no one will know how your cute cross-wrap top started off!

Give it a try and leave a comment to let me know how you liked this DIY wrap top tutorial.

Suggested materials:
  • Old t-shirt
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

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