DIY Ideas for Your Summer T-Shirts

TieDyeShirtMany wholesale apparel companies sell basic t-shirts that you can personalize to your liking. This is a great DIY project for summertime. With a little effort, you can recreate some of the designer t-shirt styles in the comfort of your own home. This is a great opportunity to use your creativity and enjoy making some new pieces for your wardrobe. The following are some ideas to try.

Dip Dyed Shirt

A lot of designers are selling ombre style shirts for the summer time. They come in a variety of colors. While it might seem challenging to recreate this shirt on your own, it is actually easier than you think. You need the following supplies to DIY this shirt for your summer wardrobe:

• Fabric dye
• Salt
• T-shirt
• Kitchen sink
• Warm water

To create the ombre stain on your shirt, fill the sink with the dye and warm water. Then, dip your shirt in the dye holding the top layer out of the water. After a few minutes, you can pull a little bit of the t-shirt out. You can keep doing this until you reach the bottom of the shirt. Since the bottom of the shirt remains in the dye the longest, it will stain the darkest. As the color extends to the top of the shirt, it will get progressively lighter.

Side Crochet Shirt

Crochet-roundAnother fun idea to transform your shirt for summer is to add a little crochet detailing. You can cut out the side of the shirt and replace it with a crochet pattern. The easiest way to add this detail to your shirt is with a sewing machine. Fortunately, you do not have to be an expert to add this detail to your shirt. Basically, you need to be able to sew straight lines. Also, remember to leave a hole for the sleeves.

Bow Back T-Shirt

Since summer is the perfect opportunity for shedding some skin, many girls like to create a bow back t-shirt out of a standard crew neck tee. It is fun to remove the seams from the shirt when you are DIYing this shirt. Also, consider shortening the length by a few inches so it falls right above your waist. Once you have finished the detailing in the front, you can cut the back of the t-shirt in half. This allows you to tie a bow with the fabric. Also, many people like to remove some of the additional fabric when they are cutting to show off some skin. Use your creativity to show off what looks best on you.

Cut Out Tees

If you are good with scissors, then you can cut out designs in your t-shirt. The most popular area to create designs is the back of the shirt. However, it also looks good to add cut outs to the side of your shirt. The following are some popular cut outs for shirts:

• Hearts
• Squares
• Grids
• Circles
• Rectangles

You can always use a pattern to ensure that the shirt looks presentable.

If you are tired of the basic t-shirt for summer, try one of these DIY projects. They are great ways to make the most of a basic shirt.

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