DIY Criss Cross T-Shirt

Can I just start off by saying that I can't believe that the last time I posted on my blog was for last month's Craft Challenge? *insert wide eyed emoji here* I actually have projects ready to be posted, but haven't been able to schedule photo shoot time. It's crazy how fast the weeks pass by. Summer is going by way too quickly!

Now on to the Craft Challenge!

For this month, I decided to use spaghetti strap trim. I got this during my time at FIDM and never used it. I found some for sale online and it's a good price. Here is the link. Lately, I've been seeing criss cross tees everywhere so I decided to make my own. I used an old FIDM tee to match the black spaghetti strap trim.


1. I cut out a "V" in the front. I left the neckline binding though.

2. I cut out some pieces of the spaghetti strap trim and pinned on the "V" of the shirt, as shown.

3. Then, I sewed the pieces on. I decided to add one more row of the criss cross straps.


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Sew Much Love Mary
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  • Chrissy Chrissy on May 31, 2021

    You don’t say what you did to finish off the new V shape neck or how you finished off the armholes when you cut off the sleeves. also, if someone didn’t have any spaghetti strap trim, perhaps the sleeves could be used after they’re cut off or even the fabric from the V cutout by slicing it into 3/4” strips and then pulling on it to make it curl.

  • Tom Lea Zinter Tom Lea Zinter on Jun 02, 2021

    I’m sorry, but I can’t tell how you “sewed” them on because the shirt is black. Did you sew them with a sewing machine? Did you sew them using the “V” shape, or tack each end? Sorry if it’s plain, but I wear glasses and can’t see the sewing very well. Thank you ahead of time!