DIY: Racerback Tanktop


Hello fellow Crafters! Today I have a tutorial for you! I have noticed that recently on Youtube and Pinterest many people are making use of their old t-shirts fun again by turning them into tank tops. With the warm weather coming, I want to be equipped! I checked out quite a few tutorials and watched a lot of videos on YouTube  so I decided to try it out. I made my own tutorial for you guys, but if it is not clear enough for you, please leave a comment below 🙂

Warning: a lot of pictures!!

Ok, so let’s get started!

You will need:

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scissors

pen or chalk (for guidelines, optional)

 

 

 

 

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Cut off collar

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Cut off sleeves

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Next, draw an outline of your racerback

Next, turn your shirt inside out then draw an outline of your racerback. You can use a sports bra as a guide.

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Take the semicircle that was just cut and use it for the other sleeve

Take the semicircle that was just cut and use it for the other sleeve

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It should look something like this.

Next, cut about an inch off of the bottom of the shirt. cut off the seam of this strip...

Next, cut about an inch off of the bottom of the shirt. cut off the seam of this strip…

then cut it in half.

…then cut it in half.

Then, being careful not to rip the strip, stretch it so that it looks like this.

Then, being careful not to rip the strip, stretch it so that it looks like this. You will use this in the back of the tank top

At this point, put your shirt over a square pillow to make the following steps easier.

At this point, put your shirt over a square pillow to make the following steps easier.

Now you can see if you cut crooked on any of the steps this is a good time to fix them.

Now you can see if you cut crooked on any of the previous steps. This is a good time to fix them.

I also shaped the sleeves up a bit

I also shaped the sleeves up a bit

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The next step is to double know the long string you made around the racerback and wrap it around the shirt and then finish it off with another double knot.

The next step is to double know the long string you made around the racerback and wrap it around the shirt and then finish it off with another double knot.

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You can finish at this step, but you can also add string around the shoulders to the shoulders like I did.

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I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. I did make a few mistakes though, so I may be making another one. I made it a little crooked on the back, hopefully it’s not too noticeable. But, for my first time, not too bad, eh?

Well, I really hope you like this tutorial!

~Craft-d-girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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