Stay on Trend With This DIY Lace-Up Shirt

by Sukari
8 Materials
30 Minutes

The lace-up look is everything! I really wanted to find the perfect lace-up shirt when I realized I could just make my own. I was so excited to get started and create this new, fashion-forward piece because I love the way a lace-up feature adds a cool, retro element to any look! If you have been looking for a new closet favorite, here it is! Follow my easy, step-by-step guide and learn how to make this super cute lace-up shirt!

Tools and Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Measuring tape
  • Sewing needles
  • Tailor chalk
  • Thread
  • Suede/eyelet trim
  • T-shirt
DIY lace-up shirt
Create a V

To get started on this amazing new shirt, I used chalk and a ruler to draw a V where I wanted to add my lace-up piece. I then cut the fabric, following my markings, and made sure not to cut the actual neckline. A great tip is to try on the shirt before you start cutting to make sure you are happy and comfortable with the piece! 

Measure the eyelet trim
Attach the eyelet trim

I measured my eyelet trim to match the V and laid it down making sure I had an equal number of holes on each side of the V. In this step I made sure to leave an extra hole on each side! Once I was sure about the placement, I pinned the eyelet trims down. 

Women’s lace-up shirt

With everything in place, I sewed down the eyelet trims. To get a nice clean finish, which I love, I sewed the trim onto the collar as well. 

Lace-up t-shirt

I then tucked the two extra holes inside the shirt and sewed them together. 

Thread the lace
Lace-up the shirt

I thread my lace through the holes in the trims until I got the desired look! This part is so much fun because you can really create your own style! 

How to make a lace-up shirt

There you have it! I adore the end result and the best part is how easy it was to make! What color trim would you use? Let me know in the comments below! 

Suggested materials:
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Measuring tape
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