Knotted T-Shirt DIY

A couple girls in my derby league always wear the coolest T-Shirts to practice. The backs or sides are cut up and knotted, and just a bit of skin is exposed, along with their sports bras. Pretty cool looking in my opinion. I decided to try it out for the first time.

[Feel free to use a more snug fitting tee, or a baggy tee. Whatever you are most comfortable with!]

Knotted Tshirt DIY

 

Materials: Rotary cutter, scissors, cardboard [or rotary board]

 

Knotted Tshirt DIY

You don’t need a rotary cutter, but if you have access to one it makes cutting the strips very easy!

Knotted T-shirt DIY

  • Cut off the collar.

Knotted Tshirt DIY

Knotted Tshirt DIY

  • Slip the shirt over the cardboard and continue cutting strips along the back about an inch apart until you reach the bottom.

Knotted Tshirt DIY

  • Twist the top strip once.

Knotted Tshirt DIY

  • Pull the second strip through this loop. Continue this pattern until you reach the second to last strip. Do not pull the last strip through.

Knotted Tshirt DIY

Knotted Tshirt DIY

  • Cut the very bottom strip in half. You will tie these ends to the final loop. If you’d like a more secure knot, cut the excess in half [post-knot] and tie that into a knot, too.

Knotted Tshirt DIY

Knotted Tshirt DIY

  • If you notice that any of your slices are uneven, feel free to correct them now.

Knotted Tshirt DIY

Put your sliced up shirt on and look super cute at the gym.

Knotted Tshirt DIY

Knotted Tshirt DIY

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17 Comments

  1. i've turned a couple t-shirts into racer back tanks and halters for derby practice. i'm team anti-sleaves :) i think i may have to try this one out too!

  2. I did it to the bak of my BIG Griffins t shirt and im doing it to the sides for more look :) Thank you for the idea!

  3. If I have a baggy shirt, will this make it tighter? I want to get it a little more fitted, thanks :)

  4. So far, from looking at tons of tutorials on doing things like this to T-Shirts, yours is the best and most clear. I was just trying to verify if it was done how I thought it was, and it is. After watching this video of this guy cutting a bathing suit while it is still on the girl and totally transformed it I realized it was the same process a very cool Publix bag boy showed me for closing the bag and having just one loop to carry it and it keep the bag closed so the groceries don't fall out on my way home! The only difference is that on a shirt or other item you keep making loops and with a grocery bag it's just one loop! It's a heck of a lot faster and easier than tying the two loops together. Try it sometime!

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