How to Create Your Own Tank Top From an Old T-Shirt

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How to Create Your Own Tank Top From an Old T-Shirt
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This is your starting point. ALL OF THESE MEASUREMENTS ARE FROM A SMALL TANK TOP. Measure your favorite tank top for your measurements!

This is your starting point. ALL OF THESE MEASUREMENTS ARE FROM A SMALL TANK TOP. Measure your favorite tank top for your measurements!

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Measure off 2 1/2 inches from the collar and mark it with a marker

Measure off 2 1/2 inches from the collar and mark it with a marker

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This isn't the best video but measure 8 inches down from the mark you just made.

This isn't the best video but measure 8 inches down from the mark you just made.

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Connect the dots

Connect the dots

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Now just cut the sleeves off using the line as a guide line. I cut a half an inch past the line and made it curve a little because that's how tank tops look. You don't have to be right on the line.

Now just cut the sleeves off using the line as a guide line. I cut a half an inch past the line and made it curve a little because that's how tank tops look. You don't have to be right on the line.

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If you cut right on the line your tank top sleeve hole will be in a box shape instead of a curve.

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Now cut off the bottom hem to your t-shirt. SAVE THIS FOR LATER!! Tip: try cutting one layer at a time

Now cut off the bottom hem to your t-shirt. SAVE THIS FOR LATER!! Tip: try cutting one layer at a time

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Measure and mark 5 Inches from the bottom

Measure and mark 5 Inches from the bottom

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Draw a line from the mark you just drew and to where the sleeve hole curves. When you are cutting this you have to cut on the line

Draw a line from the mark you just drew and to where the sleeve hole curves. When you are cutting this you have to cut on the line

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Now cut from that 5 inch mark to the end of the t-shirt. I previously did this to the other side so I'm using the piece as a stencil to make both sides even.

Now cut from that 5 inch mark to the end of the t-shirt. I previously did this to the other side so I'm using the piece as a stencil to make both sides even.

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Measure about 3 inches from the bottom and mark it.

Measure about 3 inches from the bottom and mark it.

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And cut like so ..

And cut like so ..

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Now cut off the top hem,  again it's easier to do this in layers.

Now cut off the top hem, again it's easier to do this in layers.

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Now start to make holes from the 8 inch mark (the one we drew in an earlier step) and the 5 inch mark (the one we drew a few steps ago)

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Now cut wholes like so, I spread mine 1 inch apart from each other. Make sure you have the same number of holes on both sides. If its one off that is okay. Also stay close to the end of the shirt!!

Now cut wholes like so, I spread mine 1 inch apart from each other. Make sure you have the same number of holes on both sides. If its one off that is okay. Also stay close to the end of the shirt!!

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Now take the hem I told you to save and cut through the hole to create 2 equal pieces

Now take the hem I told you to save and cut through the hole to create 2 equal pieces

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Now it should look like this. The two parts are still connected by a hem.

Now it should look like this. The two parts are still connected by a hem.

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This is what the inside of the hem should look like, cut it off

This is what the inside of the hem should look like, cut it off

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Now pull on both strings..

Now pull on both strings..

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Now put the string through the first hole and split it in half. Take one half and do as I did in the video.. Loop through each hole but make sure you are coming from the back and ending in the front

Now put the string through the first hole and split it in half. Take one half and do as I did in the video.. Loop through each hole but make sure you are coming from the back and ending in the front

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Tip: it might be easier if you use a needle to help thread the string through

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It should look like this

It should look like this

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Repeat with the other strand but this time start in the front and end in the back each time

Repeat with the other strand but this time start in the front and end in the back each time

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Tie a knot when you reach the end

Tie a knot when you reach the end

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You can take the hem off a different color shirt and use that for the strings to be more creative if you want. Also cut off as much string at the end as you want.

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Your finished tank top!! If you want to make the sleeve holes bigger just pull on the ends to stretch it and you can also cut a lower neck hole or whatever you want to call it.

Your finished tank top!! If you want to make the sleeve holes bigger just pull on the ends to stretch it and you can also cut a lower neck hole or whatever you want to call it.

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Thanks for viewing!! Let me know if you want me to do more tutorials like this!

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Enjoy!

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