Today, I get to show you guys how to reinvent your uninspiring basics with an easy DIY T-Shirt Makeover. It’s not that this basic tank was “bad” by any means. I liked the asymmetrical hemline and soft fabric but it could definitely use more character. I rarely reached for it in the morning and almost never gave it a second thought. This is especially weird because lately I’ve been trying really hard to only keep pieces that make me feel great when I put them on. I love the thought of a closet full of incredible clothes that make me feel unstoppable…. and this little t-shirt just wasn’t cutting it. To give this basic top an update, all it needed was a little fringe from the local craft store and some creativity.
This project is really incredibly simple. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Basic Shirt
- Complimentary Sew-On Fringe Embellishment
- Matching Thread
- Scissors (I have loved these ones and love them.)
- A Basic Sewing Machine
Start by pinning the fringe to the bottom hemline of the shirt. I like to place a pin every three inches or so to keep everything nicely in place. Your fringe will likely come with a thin plastic thread running along the bottom (as shown) to keep the tassels in place. Don’t remove this clear thread until you are completely done sewing.
Next, pin some more fringe to the neckline of your shirt. I feel like this really makes it unique and adds just the right amount of texture to your finished look.
Now get sewing! Using a basic zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine, secure your embellishment in place using a ballpoint needle. Go all the way around the neckline and hemline until everything is fastened in place, removing your pins just before you sew over them.
Now, remove that plastic thread that holds your fringe together and slip your new shirt on. Enjoy!
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