2 Easy T-Shirt Neckline Cutting Ideas to Make Intricate V-Necks

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How do you make a crew neck shirt more feminine? Well, in this DIY t-shirt cutting tutorial, I’m going to show you two easy t-shirt neckline cutting ideas that demonstrate how to cut a t-shirt into a v neckline with a pretty design.


These step-by-step cool t-shirt cutting ideas require no sewing, only simple DIY t-shirt weaving techniques. The results are unique and feminine. Let me know which idea is your favorite!

Tools and materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Chalk or marker
  • Crew neck t-shirts
How do you make a crew neck shirt feminine?

This is what the crew neck t-shirt looked like before.

Marking the v neckline on the t-shirt

1. Mark the bottom of the v-neck on the t-shirt

Put your shirt on inside out and mark how low you want the neckline to be. Use your middle bust as a reference. 

Marking the t-shirt v-neck with chalk

2. Mark the v neckline

Now, draw around the collar and, using a ruler, draw two lines to connect the mark to the collar, as shown. 

Drawing chalk marks for t-shirt cutting

3. Add marks for the t-shirt cutting

Use your ruler to add markings down the center of your shirt, towards the point of the v. These should be half an inch apart. Then, use these lines to go across the triangle, following the shape of the collar. 

DIY t-shirt cutting ideas, step by step

4. Cut the collar

Grab your scissors and cut off the collar.

Cool t-shirt cutting ideas - no sew

5. Start the t-shirt cutting

Now it’s time for the creative part! Insert the cardboard inside your shirt and start cutting along the lines inside the triangle. 

T-shirt cutting tutorial

6. Stretch the pieces

Then, stretch all of the strips.

Prepping for t-shirt weaving

7. Turn t-shirt the other way

Turn your v-neck t-shirt right side in and place the cardboard back inside. 

DIY t-shirt weaving techniques

8. Try out some DIY t-shirt weaving techniques

Now it’s time to weave! Grab the top strip and pull it down, then grab the second strip, and pull it over the top, then down. Pull the third strip over the second strip and down over the fourth strip.


Continue this process down to the bottom. 

DIY t-shirt weaving tutorial

While still holding onto that bottom loop, repeat the process. You could even go for a third round, depending on your t-shirt size and stretch.  

T-shirt design ideas cutting

9. Cut and tie the ends

Once you’re done weaving, grab the bottom loop and cut it. 

Tie the ends together to secure

Put one end through the hole at the bottom and tie the ends. 

T-shirt neckline cutting idea 1

Put your t-shirt on and adjust the weave. That’s it! How lovely does this t-shirt neckline cutting idea look?


Now, onto the next style! 

Marking a wide v neckline on the t-shirt

1. Mark the t-shirt

The following design is slightly different. This time, make the collar about an inch wider on each side. 

Measuring the half-inch marks with a ruler

Use your ruler to make marks down the t-shirt's v neckline again, about half an inch apart. 

How to cut a t-shirt v neckline

2. T-shirt cutting

Grab your scissors and cut along the collar through both layers. 

DIY t-shirt cutting ideas

Insert the cardboard inside your shirt and cut the strips accordingly. Then, like before, stretch the strips. 

T-shirt weaving instructions

3. Second t-shirt weaving technique

It’s time to weave your second t-shirt. Grab the top strip and pull it down. Then, grab the second strip, pull it up over the first, then down, so that you can grab the third strip. Pull the third up over the second.


Continue this process until you reach the bottom. 

DIY t-shirt weaving

While holding the bottom, with your other hand, grab the first loop, twist it, and pull the second strand up through that loop. Twist the second strand and then pull the third up through the second loop.


Continue all the way down. 

Cutting and tying the ends

4. Cut and tie the ends

Once you are done weaving, grab the bottom loop and cut it in half. Put one end through the hole at the bottom and tie both ends together. 

T-shirt neckline cutting idea 2

This is what the second t-shirt neckline cutting idea looks like. You can see that this v neckline is even more intricate than the first.

Two easy t-shirt neckline cutting ideas

There you go, two super-easy DIY t-shirt neckline cutting ideas!


I hope you found these simple t-shirt cutting and weaving tutorials simple, quick, and fun to do. They're certainly both flattering and creative ways to cut a t-shirt into a v neckline. Happy weaving!

Suggested materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
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