DIY Sexy Tee Tutorial – Learn How To Modify Your Unisex Shirts!

Learn how to create and repurpose a unisex shirt into a more form fitting fashion look. This punk diy updated tee tutorial is so easy to do thanks to Tricia's step by step instructions!

Ah, the t-shirt. It’s an important staple of my wardrobe, but you know what is just as important as the t-shirt itself? The modification! Welcome to my step by step tee tutorial. Learn how to deconstruct and modify your shirt!

I’ve been cutting up my shirts for years, because I never liked how unisex shirts fit (too boxy) and I wanted to give them a more personal look. I’ve been asked how I cut my shirts, so I made a step by step tutorial to help guide you through my process. So grab some scissors and your favorite band shirt and get busy! I can’t wait to see your “new” shirts! Tag us on Instagram #punkymoms

It’s really super simple, I just cut out the neck and cut off the hem of the sleeves. I also make sure to go one size up so that it has sort of a “slouchy, off-the shoulder look” rather than being tight fitting.

Anyway, here are my pics, sorry about the cat (and all the fur!)

Tee Tutorial Step 1: Start with a shirt one size bigger than your normal size. I usually wear a small (in men's) so this is a medium.
Step 1: Start with a shirt one size bigger than your normal size. I usually wear a small (in men’s) so this is a medium.

Tee Tutorial Step 2: Fold it PERFECTLY in half (the shoulder seams HAVE to match up or your gonna have a wonky neckline!)

Step 2: Fold it PERFECTLY in half (the shoulder seams HAVE to match up or your gonna have a wonky neckline!)

Tee Tutorial Step 3: I normally just wing it as far as cutting, but since this was for teaching purposes, I drew a line where I was going to cut with chalk. I left about an inch and a half of fabric from the shoulder.

Step 3: I normally just wing it as far as cutting, but since this was for teaching purposes, I drew a line where I was going to cut with chalk. I left about an inch and a half of fabric from the shoulder.

Tee Tutorial Step 3: After cutting!

After cutting!

Tee Tutorial Step 4: Here's where I cut off the hem of the sleeves. I do these one at a time, not with the shirt folded.

Step 4: Here’s where I cut off the hem of the sleeves. I do these one at a time, not with the shirt folded.

Tee Tutorial : After all the cuts!

After all the cuts!

Tricia Crackers, looking lovely as always, in one of her DIY-modified shirts. Tee Tutorial
Once you wash the shirt, everywhere you cut will sort of “curl” as you can see along the neckline and one sleeve. Keep this in mind when you’re cutting the neck, it might hide some of your shirt’s design. You can also cut the bottom of the shirt if you want. I don’t normally do that cause I don’t want mine rolling up. It’s just personal preference.

That’s it! Oh! And be sure to use sharp scissors!

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Learn how to create and repurpose a unisex shirt into a more form fitting fashion look. This punk diy updated tee tutorial is so easy to do thanks to Tricia's step by step instructions!

 

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Tricia Crackers is a pizza slinging, red lipstick wearing, pop punk mom from the Pittsburgh area. When not petting cats, she enjoys adult beverage consumption and t-shirt altering.

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