Cute-ify your T ~ Lace it up

I love this top!  I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out, but it was super simple and it is very unique.  It actually feels kinda biker-chick-like, if your into that sort of thing.  The ribbon is interchangeable and can be worn in any color you wish.
I think red would be cute for Valentine’s Day :)
Lets get started
Materials Needed
1 T-shirt that fits you
1 spool of 3/8″ ribbon
1 yard of 1″ grommet belt trim
(I bought my grommet trim at my local Joann’s store in the bulk trim aisle)

1.We are going to start by lining up the grommets on two strips so they are even with each other on the left and right. Trim the top as needed

2.  With your sewing machine set on zig zag (I used a wide, short stitch) sew the two pieces together.  I found that pinning was unnecessary.  The presser foot can tend to ride up on the grommets and push the tape apart, but just go slow and keep lifting the presser foot to adjust as needed.

Here are the two pieces stitched together

3.  Now take your shirt and find the center and pin it to the front of the shirt.  Stitch along all the edges including the top near the neck.

All stitched up and ready to be laced
4.  Starting at the bottom, take the laces up and thru alternating just like a shoe-lace.  Lace it all the way up and bring up enough extra to make a nice bow once we are done.  Then work the other side up.
And you’re done!
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  1. says

    Oh I am totally loving this find!!! Way to go, girly! I’m happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and would love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! Be sure to link up your sweet creations each week at my Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

  2. says

    That’s super cute! Thanks so much for the great idea, I’ll be linking.

  3. says

    THIS is seriously the COOLEST shirt refashion I have seen in blogland! What a genius idea! I love your blog, you always come up with the funnest stuff, I think you are a crafty wizard.

  4. says

    Susan, This is a great original idea… thanks so much for sharing it at A Crafty Soiree. Hope to see more of your crafty goodness tomorrow (-:

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