Quick and Easy Lace Trimmed T-Shirt

Beth @CreativelyBeth
by Beth @CreativelyBeth
3 Materials
30 Minutes

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 T-Shirt is perfect for any season and is quick and easy, going together in just about 30 minutes!

Upcycle Tees with Lace Trim for Summer

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

Here’s how to make a pretty Lace T-Shirt:

Lace on the Back

Measure and cut a length of 5 ½” wide Lace Trim a few inches longer than the Blue Tee Shirt length. Place a section of cardboard, inside the shirt making sure that it is large enough to prevent any glue from seeping through. Center lace on the back of the shirt. Fold back the top of the lace and apply a bead of fabric glue, then replace lace and gently tap into place. Repeat with the sides and the bottom of the lace. Let dry.

What type of Fabric Glue works best for a No-Sew T-Shirt?

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.

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

If you like this project, make sure to visit my Instagram @creativelybeth for more inspiration. 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth

Suggested materials:
  • T-Shirt   (Amazon)
  • E6000 Fabri-Fuse Liquid Fabric Glue   (Amazon)
  • Lace   (Amazon)

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Beth @CreativelyBeth
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  • LunaR1776 LunaR1776 on Oct 09, 2021

    I’ve been craving some uniqueness to my tops.. this most definitely fits the bill! I’m not crafty but perhaps it will be lovely like yours! 😊

  • Maria Maria on Oct 12, 2021

    love the idea ❗❗💗🥰❗