How to Make a No-Sew DIY Off-Shoulder Top From T-Shirt in Just 10mins

Pam Oduor
by Pam Oduor
2 Materials
10 Minutes

If you’re wondering how to make a no-sew off-the-shoulder top, I’ve got your back. This one is so easy and you can do it for yourself in no time.

All you need is a t-shirt you don’t want anymore or a thrifted top you want to flip! That’s it! No expensive equipment, no advanced sewing stitches, and it’s so simple you’ll be wanting to turn all your shirts into DIY off-the-shoulder tops. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • T-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Serger (optional)
How to make an off the shoulder top no sew

1. Pick out your shirt

I’m choosing this pink and white ribbed knit shirt. It’s small, but super stretchy, which I like. The great thing about this tutorial is that you can make it with any t-shirt you have lying around.

You need to make sure it's stretchy material.

Marking the t-shirt where you want to cut it

2. Mark the t-shirt

Then, with a pencil, washable marker, or fabric chalk if you have it, mark on the t-shirt where you want it to hang off your shoulder.

The mark should be straight across your chest and then go up at an angle towards your shoulder.

DIY off-shoulder top no sew

3. Cut the shirt

Make sure your shirt is nice and flat and aligned evenly in the areas you marked, and cut off the top of the shirt following the marked line.

My t-shirt has horizontal lines, so it was easy for me to cut straight across.

That’s it! Here’s what the final top looks like: 

No-sew off-shoulder top

DIY off-shoulder top from t-shirt no sew

Really, it’s that easy! Anyone can do it. You can tuck your shirt into your pants, as I did, or you can even crop it for a more summertime feel. Let me know what you guys think in the comments down below!

Suggested materials:
  • T-shirt
  • Scissors

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