Learn How to Transform Your T-Shirt

Sew Struck
by Sew Struck
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10 Minutes

I had a fun T-shirt sitting in my closet, but its high neckline bothered me. I decided to make a quick and easy change to the neckline of my T and I love the result! I am all about feeling comfortable in my clothes so making this change seemed like the obvious option. If you want to transform any T-shirt into a closet staple, this tutorial is for you! Learn how to make a small and easy change that goes a long way! Follow my step-by-step guide and get started!

Tools and Materials:

  • T-shirt
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric scissors
  • Elastic
How to make over a t-shirt neckline
Cut the neckline

To get an amazing new neckline on your T, start cutting! Fold the T-shirt in half and cut 1.5 inches from the shoulder and 3 or 4 inches from the neckline. 

Measure the elastic
Measure the elastic

To get the ultimate, new neckline, measure the elastic to about half the length of the neckline. If you like a looser feel, make it a little longer! 

Transform a t-shirt neckline
Sew the new neckline.

Start by folding the freshly cut neckline just a little over the width of the elastic. Pin it in place and stitch close to the edge of your fold. Make sure to leave a small gap in the stitching, to put your elastic through! 

Pull the elastic through
Pull the elastic through the neckline

 Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and pull it through the gap in your stitch. Once the elastic is through, sew the two ends together. Make sure to stitch closed the gap you left earlier! 

T-shirt neckline styles

I just adore the new neckline on my T-shirt! What other changes would you make to your T? Let me know in the comments below! 

Suggested materials:
  • T-shirt
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric scissors
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