Easy DIY T-shirt Weaving Tutorial

by Unorthodoll
5 Materials
25 Minutes

Hello everyone. Today, we're doing some easy t-shirt weaving.

Weaving is a fun and easy way to transform a piece of clothing that doesn’t involve any gluing or sewing. Follow along as I take you through step by step.

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Tools and materials:

Trimming t-shirt

1. Trim the t-shirt

Start by turning your shirt inside out and laying it out flat, back side up. Then trim off the bottom to your liking.

Marking a rectangle

2. Mark a rectangle

Measure and mark a couple of inches in from each side, then use these markings to draw a rectangle the length of the shirt.

Removing collar

3. Remove the collar

Cut off the collar before you do any more markings.

Marking center

4. Mark the center

Now grab your ruler again, and this time measure down the center of the shirt lengthwise and make marks 2cm (0.8 inches) apart.

Drawing lines

5. Draw lines

Then use these marks to draw lines across the rectangle.


6. Cut the lines

Grab your cardboard and put it inside the shirt.

Then grab your scissors and start cutting along all the lines that go across the rectangle.

Stretching out fabric

7. Stretch out fabric

Take the cardboard out and turn your shirt back the right way out.

Then put the cardboard back inside the shirt and lay it down flat, back side up. Stretch out all of your strips of fabric.

Weaving the fabric

8. Weave the fabric

Now it's time to weave.

Grab the top three strands and pull them down now grab the next three strands and pull them up over the first three and down.

Weaving the fabric

Grab the next set of three strips and pull them up over the second set and then down.

Continue this all the way to the bottom of the shirt. It's fine if your bottom set of strips has two, three, or four strands.

Tying off bottom

10. Tie off bottom

Once you get to the bottom, cut the last set of strands in half, then tie either side around the set of strips above it.

Trim the ends, adjust your weave to your liking, and that's it.

Easy t-shirt weaving design

Easy t-shirt weaving design

Here is the finished design - it looks incredibly stylish and very intricate, but as you saw for yourself, it is not at all difficult to do.

I love the vertical lines down the middle that create rectangles of different sizes, as well as the pinched sections of three strands at the sides.

If you’ve never tried fabric weaving before, I hope this tutorial has inspired you to give it a go!

For more weaving content, check out Sexy Woven Leggings in 3 Ways: DIY Tutorial and Easy DIY T-shirt and Leggings Weaving Tutorial.

Suggested materials:
  • Cardboard
  • T-shirt
  • Ruler
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